St. Louis Fashion Week Experience

by Sarah Ruhlman

While I was in St. Louis last week I had the chance to go to the emerging designer award’s show.  Let me just say there is some serious talent in STL.

After checking into Union Station Hotel (which by the way was a wonderful place to stay) we headed to the Tiny bar for a quick glass of wine and to meet the local bloggers.  The place held up to its name, it is seriously a tiny bar. Ha worth a fun little trip if you are looking for a unique establishment.

Then we headed back to Union Station for the fashion show.  We were lucky enough to sit front row and saw an amazing show!  I had such a good time at St. Louis Fashion Week.


According to STLFW, furthering the passion to spotlight a new generation of innovative fashion designers, the mission of the Caleres Emerging Designer Award presented by Saint Louis Fashion Fund was to offer a platform for aspiring designers to gain the attention of national press and buyers, and to offer the grand prize of a cash grant to one designer.

The top six designers were chosen by the Saint Louis Fashion Fund panel, a group of editors, buyers and marketing professionals. This year the winner received a 25,000 cash prize.

The show featured Julie Haus and Jason Alkire of Haus Alkire, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of Eckhaus Latta, Azede Jean-Pierre of Azede Jean-Pierre, Katharine Polk of Houghton and Jordana Warmflash of NOVIS. For more information on the designers and fashion industry jurors, please visit the Saint Louis Fashion Fund website.





The winner received 25,000 to continue to pursue their deign dreams.  Congratulations to Houghton, I can’t wait to see the amazing things that come from winning this contest.


We had the best time getting to see the show.  Kathryn attended with me, along with other bloggers from the midwest.


Disclosure: Thank you to Explore St. Louis and the Midwest Influencer Network for sponsoring my trip to STLFW.


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