Vogue and the CFDA made the decision to place Fashion’s Night Out
— a global celebration of fashion — on hiatus in North America for
2013, the organizers of Fashion’s Night Out Milwaukee (an official
Fashion’s Night Out event) had a big decision to make: go on hiatus
with the national celebration or move forward with a new event that
would keep the event’s momentum moving forward.
than 1,000 shoppers making their way to downtown Milwaukee for last
year’s event, we thought is was important to meet that demand and
create a new event that would celebrate Milwaukee’s amazing
retailers," says Jeffrey Raddatz, an event organizer.
considering its options, the FNO Milwaukee team met with
representatives from the Third Ward Association to discuss a spin-off
of the association’s popular Gallery Night & Day. The meeting’s
outcome? A unique collaboration that will find October Gallery Night
welcoming boutiques to open their doors and host fashion events to
create a celebration of art and fashion, called Fashion Night
The event will
also be welcoming retailers from outside the downtown area to create
one-of-a-kind pop-up shops. With more than 1,500 shoppers attending
the 2012 event, Fashion’s Night Out Milwaukee is expected to
continue to grow with this 2013 spin-off.
Live music in
Catalano Square, art, food and drinks specials at local bars and
eateries and appearances by local celebrities add a festive atmosphere
to the evening.
The event is
sponsored by M: Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine, Milwaukee Downtown
BID #21 and the Historic Third Ward Association.
retailers and pop-up shops will keep shoppers engaged throughout the
evening with cocktails, food, music and deals. Highlights include:
Blush Beauty, at
the corner of Water and Buffalo streets, will offer complimentary
makeup touch-ups, as well as a pop-up shop from Stella & Dot
stylist Shari Allison, who will be styling ladies with new accessories
for fall and raffling off a $50 gift certificate.
Five Hearts, at
Milwaukee and Menomonee streets, will showcase its new fall and
holiday fashions — from chic accessories to flirty and fun dresses.
high fashion hair and makeup will stroll the Third Ward streets
showcasing artistic creations of aspiring graduates from The Institute
of Beauty and Wellness. Simultaneously Neroli Salon & Spa at
Milwaukee Street and St. Paul Avenue, will be executing a live photo
shoot for guests to observe. Stock up on Aveda products and get an up
close look at the unique jewelry creations of Canela-Canela.
everything from a little black dress to a great pair of jeans right in
the heart of the fashionable Third Ward at Stephanie Horne on Buffalo
Street at Broadway. Plus, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
an Impressions Salon pop-up shop will offer pink hair extensions for a
$20 donation to Froedtert Hospital.
celebrates is third year in the Third Ward with an exhibition of Mike
Chamerlin’s scratched aluminum panels. The jeweler, on Water Street
between Chicago and Buffalo streets, will also offer free jewelry
inspections, cleaning and polishing.
Stop by AGAMI
Salon, just off Catalono Square, for mini treatments, blow dry and
braiding classes, art and jewelry from local artists, music by The
Olives and light bites.
Join Gigi of
Mequon, featuring Helmut Lang, at The Box, Milwaukee’s hottest new
event space at 628 N. Broadway. A portion of the proceeds will benefit
Growing Minds charity.
will showcase fall fashions at its downtown boutique on Water Street
near the intersection of Clybourn Street, and unique offerings from
its new Mequon location at The Shops of East Town. Plus, take 30
percent off your purchase.
famous NYC Bauble Bar pop-up shop at Oak on Buffalo, between Water
Street and Broadway, where you’ll find high-trend accessories at
J. Hilburn for
Men and Etcetera for Women Trunk Shows will add a fashionable edge to
Cranston Accents’ chic showroom at Buffalo and Water streets.
Style, on Water Street near the intersection of Clybourn Street, is an
incubator for fashion design, showcasing clothing and accessories from
local designers. TCS Gallery will feature the intensely introspective
figurative paintings of Jill Schweiss. Plus, enjoy the Milwaukee
premier of luxurious "Bliss Bags" by designer Peggy Larson.
Scottfree Salon "Mobile Chair" Makeovers on Broadway between
Buffalo and Chicago streets.
Night’s Fashion Focus
Calling all Milwaukee art and fashion connoisseurs
Gallery Night and Fashion Night Milwaukee
p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
Historic Third Ward
Celebrate Milwaukee’s creative scene in the ultimate
collaboration of art and fashion. Galleries, boutiques and
salons throughout downtown Milwaukee will host public parties
for art-lovers and fashionistas alike, featuring music, food,
cocktails, local celebrities, VIP treatments and more.
Party: Meet "Project Runway" designer Miranda Levy and
view the creative fashions of Mount Mary College’s emerging
designers at the official Fashion Night Milwaukee After Party at
SPiN Milwaukee from 9 p.m. to midnight.