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


Daisy Lopez Designs and Nicholas Schmidt USA


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

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

Tie Dye Gown

Ghillie Gown

Meg Lahti

Meg Lahti

Born and raised in Duluth, MN, Meg attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and graduated with a B.S. in Apparel Design and Development. In 2007 she moved to the Madison area and worked in various facets of the apparel industry until she quit in 2014 to pursue her dream of founding a clothing company. Meg now works exclusively on building her streetwear brand dimes & wednesday, and is also passionate about building the fashion community in Madison and the surrounding area.
Meg Lahti

2 thoughts on “Fashion Salute – 10.12.14

  1. Deb Keegan says:

    thanks for sharing the pictures!

  2. Very nice dress during fashion show.

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