It is our pleasure to announce the emerging six who will lead the Pins and Needles X fashion show in a soirée full of glamour at the Boo Cat Club on Thursday October 4 2018. Carter's Pins and Needles continues to assist with the success of emerging designers—whether just completing their degree, recently graduated, working on their first collection for retail sale or preparing for their first market and to create a platform for the designers to get exposed to the St. Louis fashion scene. For this year’s Pin and Needles emerging designers competition, the designers are going to create one look using fabric provided by KDR Showrooms. The designers will compete for a $10,000 Grand Prize and a People's Choice Award worth $500 that will be announced the end of the night.
Owner and founder of Avenue 33, Rance Loftsgard, didn't need to move out of the Midwest area to chase his dreams and launch a successfully retailed men's accessories business. Avenue 33 is currently carried in 10 retail stores from Singapore, Springfield and all the way to NYC and will be featured in British GQ this winter. His products will be available at Dappermen, the first holiday market for men in St. Louis on Friday November 17th @6:30 at The Wheelhouse Downtown.
South Saint Louis- inspired Chatillon Lux carries handcrafted fragrances, aftershaves and balms that tell a history of their own and will be brought to you next November 17 at the first holiday market directed to men in St. Louis, Dappermen. All of the fragrances are inspired in the history of South Saint Louis. Owner and Creative Director, Shawn Maher takes pride in the quality and uniqueness of each fragrance.
The St. Louis fashion community, thus far, has been very kind and welcoming to me. It is really difficult to be noticed and remembered in a creative art based community. The Pins and Needles win has defiantly helped me in my career by getting noticed, connecting me with the right talented people, and overall throwing my name out into the world.