Events

RAW natural born artists: Milwaukee

After more than a year hiatus RAW natural born artists is back in Wisconsin! While the showcases will no longer be held in Madison, the RAW coordinators have been working behind the scenes to make the showcases returning to Milwaukee bigger and better than before. They will be held every other month at The Rave and will include more artists per showcase than in the past.

The MFN attended the premier showcase on April 9th at The Rave in Milwaukee to help welcome RAW back to Wisconsin and to check out all the talent.

Artist Sara Bott

Artist Sara Bott

There were 34 artists ranging from visual artists, photographers, and filmmakers, to apparel/accessory designers, makeup/hair stylists, musicians and performing artists. The evening was full of great talent and conversation.

The RAVE stage is for more than just touring musicians

The Rave stage is for more than just touring musicians

We had a chance to speak with Sarah Raeke, the Showcase Director for RAW Artists Milwaukee, she excitedly mentioned that the upcoming June 11th Milwaukee Showcase has 42 artists booked, more than ever before! Artists from around Wisconsin are encouraged to apply for the upcoming RAW showcases; it’s not limited to the immediate Milwaukee area.

RAW: SPLENDOR Milwaukee Showcase Thurs 6/11 8pm

RAW: SPLENDOR Milwaukee Showcase
Thurs 6/11 8pm

Check out the upcoming Showcase: SPLENDOR and support your fellow artists on Thursday 6/11, 8pm at The Rave. Tickets are available online and at the door. RAW shows are 18+ with a cash bar available.

The RAW organization is also excited to announce their newest venture: [FOUND] Agency! Found Agency is a creative arts agency that specializes in connecting our cutting-edge RAW community with businesses, corporate projects and marketing.

 

UW Fashion Week Finale Fashion Show 2015

Last week Moda Magazine put on yet, another fabulous UW Fashion Week, culminating with a finale fashion show on Friday night. Featured designs in the UW Fashion Week Finale Show included work from Madison and Milwaukee-based designers, UW-Madison students from the Textile and Apparel Design program, as well as two Madison clothing boutiques.

Congratulations to everyone involved for all their hard work! 🙂

Designed by Hailee von Haden

Designed by Hailee von Haden

Designed by Madelyn Manzeck

Designed by Madelyn Manzeck

Designed by Caitlin Wagner

Designed by Caitlin Wagner

Designed by Eleanor Fink

Designed by Eleanor Fink

Designed by Sarah Nasgowitz

Designed by Sarah Nasgowitz

Featured Designers Included:
Lauren Lynch
Caitlin Wagner
Hailee von Haden
Eleanor Fink
Moda Muneca (by Chelsea Stotts)
Sarah Nasgowitz
Madalyn Manzeck
La vie Luchian (by Sophia Luchianni)

Featured Boutiques Included:
Twigs
Jazzman

Bentley’s Night of Fashion Show – 1.24.15

Last Saturday night seven Wisconsin designers showcased collections to raise autism awareness at a local Madison fashion show: Bentley’s Night of Fashion. The show was held at the Monona Terrace and organized by professional make-up artist Katrina Christine and professional model/actress Kristen (aka Mrs. Foxy). The inspiration behind the event was Katrina’s son Bentley who was diagnosed with autism when he was 18 months old. Katrina and Kristen wished to bring awareness and acceptance for autism and raise money through a fun night of fashion.

All proceeds from the show went to benefit Camp Creatability, a video and entertainment program focused on increasing employment skills for individuals with autism or other disabilities. An amazing cause!

Here are a few shots we were able to capture from the show. Enjoy!

Daisy Lopez Designs

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Model: Helena Miller
Hair: Katie Michelle
MUA: Tam Woodrow

Deborah Olson Milliner Extraordinaire

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Model: Kay Slimjim
Hair: Xiomara Espada
MUA: Mandy Ashenfelter

Nicholas Schmidt USA

Nicholas Schmidt USA

Model: Stefanie Jo
Hair: Rebecca Arkin
MUA: Jasmine Vandeneng

Silversärk

Silversark

Model: Gabrielle Rae
Hair: Stephanie Sabatke
MUA: Callie Hauser

Lauren Lynch Designs

Lauren Lynch Designs

Model: Brontë Mansfield
Hair: Jessica Shepherd
MUA: Danielle Ause Dounac

RFD by Rachel Frank

RFD by Rachel Frank

Model: Brittany Rose Lange
Hair: Justine Mecha
MUA: Katrina Christine

La Vie Luchian

La Vie Luchian

Model: Ariana Moon
Hair: Laura Tabat
MUA: Trisha Ann Lysaght

Fashion Salute – 10.12.14

Last Sunday the MFN ventured to Mineral Point WI to attend the Fashion Salute to Heroes Hunting Foundation Fashion Show. The military themed fashion show and fundraiser was the brainchild of Leah Crubel, of Leah Crubel Photography LLC, inspired by a look designed by Sophia Luchianni of Le Vie Luchian. As a member of the United States Army Reserves (2002-2011) this was a meaningful way for Leah to give back to those who have bravely served our country.

Fashion Salute Program

 Knowing how hard it is to come back from a deployment and jump back into college and civilian life, I think it is important for soldiers to have an outlet, especially with their fellow Veterans. Heroes Hunting Foundation sets a great example of that.” – Leah Crubel

The show was held in the historic Mineral Point Opera House and guests were treated to big band style music by The Larry Busch Band with special vocalist Cleo Ware. The live music set the tone and the pace for the models, who walked out sporting ’40’s and ’50’s inspired hair and makeup.

The Larry Busch Band

The designs were a mix of original pieces, vintage clothing and re-purposed military uniforms. Many of the models also wore combat boots to finish the look. The featured designers were Le Vie Luchian by Sophia Luchianni, Daisy Lopez Designs by Daisy Lopez and Nicholas Schmidt USA by Nicholas Schmidt. Daisy and Nicholas collaborated to create the collection of garments that were shown.

The first half of the show was more casual in nature, inspired by the Physical Training and Basic Uniforms. Camo, khaki and olive drab was a common color theme throughout.

Camo Dress

Le Vie Luchian

Playsuit

Daisy Lopez Designs and Nicholas Schmidt USA

Jacket/Dress

Daisy Lopez Designs and Nicholas Schmidt USA

There was an upbeat musical interlude between collections with a performance of ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B’; along with a speech and heartfelt Thank You from special guest SFC Adam Dunn from the Heroes Hunting Foundation (for more information on the foundation go to www.heroeshunting.com).

The fashion show was closed with a Dress Uniform/Couture line from Le Vie Luchian. 

Tie Dye Gown

Ghillie Gown