Fresh Traditions Fashion Show

The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) held their 11th annual Fresh Traditions Fashion Show this past Saturday at the cozy and intimate Midpoint Center this year. With excitement from attendees waiting to see designs by Houa Thao, Mee Chang, Ka Ying Lee, and Leslie Lee, this sold out highly anticipated event delivered a…

Leslie Lee: Designs by Lee

The Fresh Traditions fashion show selected four designers to showcase their designs, and before the show, I had the chance to speak with one of the designers Leslie Lee about her brand Designs by Lee, and how she incorporated this year’s theme “journey” into her designs. Aggie Ofori-Amanfo: What is your name of your brand, and…

How I Saved Over $300 On My Designer Dress

Living in Minnesota, everyone assumes we love the cold- but I’m proud to say I’m one of the few that’ll choose Minnesota summers over the Minnesnowta months instantly. As we all know, summer is well in the past, especially since it just snowed here in Minnesota last Friday! So in remembrance of my favorite season…

TCBFF: Black Hollywood Fashion Show

The 15th Annual Twin Cities Black Film Festival Black Hollywood Fashion Show and mixer took place on October 13th, and let me tell you, it was absolutely amazing! From the venue to the beautiful designs from IAA Fashion, Cold Climate, Luxury Garage Sale, and Akua Gabby worn down the runway, this event will remain a…

Sylvester Ndhlovu: RuvaAfricWear

Known for his nationally recognized fashion line, I had the pleasure of speaking with Fashion Designer Sylvester Ndhlovu, founder of RuvaAfricWear.  How long have you been apart of the Minnesota fashion community and what initially drew you into the fashion world? I established RuvaAfricWear in late 2015, so it will be 2 years this November. In all honesty…

RECAP: MN4MN Blank Canvas 2017

Fashion Week MN ended on a memorable note at Lightbox Studio with MN4MN’s Blank Canvas fashion show featuring colorful African print designs by Gabriella Kalema and unique one of a kind denim pieces by Enna Le’ Uqar Designer Raquel Redmond. Styled by Ethelind Belle, hair and makeup by Katie Lietz and Tressie Schneider and fashion presentation…

RECAP: Flyover x Fashion Week MN

Fashion Week MN kicked off its Saturday events with Flyover’s half day summit for influencers, brands, and consumers interested in making the fashion industry more inclusive. With an amazing lineup of Minnesota creatives, influencers, and fashion designers, I was given the opportunity to not only hear about their experiences and opinions, but also learn about…

SNEEK PEEK: Flyover x Fashion Week MN

Fashion Week is right around the corner, and I’m so excited for the many events held throughout the week! Personally, one of the events I’m excited for is Flyover x Fashion Week MN, a half day summit for influencers, brands, and consumers interested in making the fashion industry more inclusive. This event will feature truthful…

Fashion Week MN x As Told By Aggie

Hi Everyone! Welcome to As Told By Aggie! I’ve teamed up with Minnesota Fashion Week, and I can’t explain how excited I am! I’ll be interviewing Fashion Designers, reviewing Fashion Shows, and participating in a few Instagram Takeovers! Fashion Week starts tomorrow starting off with #MINNSTAFASHION: Official FWMN Fall 2017 Kickoff. Hope to see you…