Fashion Week Milwaukee
Local event planner Wren Solaris launched the fashion event earlier this month, and hopes to establish more in Milwaukee for the future.
Wren Solares, event planner, has a vision: to bring more fashion events to Milwaukee. To bring this vision to pass, Wren decided to create her own show: a new event called Fashion Week Milwaukee, which held its inaugural event March 3 at Moct.
About 300 people made it to Solares’ first showing, targeted broadly at Milwaukee’s fashion/style-loving community. Rather than make it exclusively a runway event, Solares brought in vendors selling everything from vintage clothes and purses to the latest fashion items, along with models walking around the bar showcasing available outfits.
The result: a fun opportunity to get together, talk, laugh and look for treasures. Many of those treasures were gone quickly, thanks to a gift bag giveaway that brought a large number of visitors in early, normally an unheard-of occurrence for a Sunday event.
In the wake of the event’s success, Solares plans to reinstate a modified version of the event on a quarterly basis. The regular cycle would give boutiques, stylists and photographers a chance to get together, fashion lovers a chance to see what’s up-and-coming for the subsequent season and raise money for charity.