May 24, 2024


The art of Fashion

Catwalk draws a crowd to sold-out, first-ever fashion show in downtown Detroit Lakes – Detroit Lakes Tribune

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DETROIT LAKES — An offered suite in Norby Flats turned the placing for the inaugural Lakes Stylish Avenue manner clearly show on Could 5, a downtown Detroit Lakes function spearheaded by four retail boutiques.

The outlets that banded with each other final slide to launch the community’s very first “Pink Friday” purchasing weekend joined forces once more to develop Lakes Stylish Road, a collaboration that the organization owners say embodies local community spirit.


Lindsey Cooksey models beachwear from Lakeshirts Seashore Store.

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Barb Zahasky, owner of Mainstream Boutique Alicia Bowers and Carol Foltz, entrepreneurs of Attractive Junque Taylor Jo (TJ) Roney, operator of JQ Clothing Firm and Tracy Erb, operator of Classic & Vogue, enlisted the participation of an extra seven downtown retailers for the marketed-out runway manner display, bringing the overall to 11 boutiques that includes four seems to be and models just about every.


A Vintage & Vogue product walks the runway in a crimson costume.

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A lot of of the appears to be centered all-around “lake lifetime,” with outfits developed to go from a day at the beach front to a informal night time on the city. From swimwear and flip flops to special summer dresses and hats, the downtown outlets showcased style spanning all demographics and with a weighty emphasis on experiencing the summer months in style.

The wide array of outfits was supposed to show visitors the variety of buying options accessible in Detroit Lakes, although also like a model new business enterprise, Drift Clothing Business, which opened its doors in Washington Sq. Mall very last week.


A Drift Apparel Company design in a two-piece ensemble.

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The exhibit was held in a vacant 3,270-square-foot unit in Norby Flats, which is owned and operated by Jim Buus and Lori Ibach of JBC Business True Estate. The two are prolonged-time period veterans of the lakes place real estate arena and are energetic local community customers.

JBC Commercial, launched in 2019, was the Lakes Chic Avenue Couture Sponsor and provided the occasion room, permitting company to look at the final suite in the re-designed Norby’s constructing that housed the household-owned division shop for 118 a long time in advance of closing in 2018.

Designer-level sponsors of the style display integrated Dynamic Households and Minnesota Title & Closing Corporation.

Together with the organizers, the seven additional stores that participated in the present have been Glik’s, Drift Apparel Organization, Lakeshirts Seashore Shop, Maurice’s, Skirting the Policies, Northbound Lady, and Leela and Lavender.


Kelly Malstrom walks the runway in a summer time jumpsuit and jean jacket from Lovely Junque.

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The celebration introduced in 150 guests to perspective new summer appears to be like modeled by different neighborhood people and small business owners. Sapphire Sushi, Hibachi, and American Cuisine provided significant appetizers and a beer/wine hard cash bar, although LaBarista served desserts and coffee.

A group of volunteers assisted guests through the evening and seem, lighting, staging, and music was offered by Kevin Mitchell of Basic Systems. Community hair and make-up artists, a area photographer and nearby greenhouse ended up also integral components of the demonstrate.

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Dawn Duncan, of Yellowbright, Inc, emceed the inaugural Lakes Stylish Road manner show, held Thursday, May 5 at the Norby Flats constructing in downtown Detroit Lakes.

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“This event’s results is testament to DL’s belief in supporting nearby businesses and also reveals eagerness for trend and buying options,” stated Barb Zahasky, who has owned her keep, Mainstream Boutique, considering that opening in 2014.

She extra that the procuring scene in the “small but strong” metropolis carries on to create and develop extra vivid with every passing time: “DL is all set for additional, and it exhibits in the number of new businesses that are opening correct now. We are thrilled to all appear together and demonstrate the city what we supply, but also to give individuals a explanation to congregate and have exciting,” she claimed in a information launch.

The team powering Lakes Chic Road is already performing on long run occasions, including some charitable endeavors.

Alicia Bowers of Stunning Junque concluded, “We’re psyched to continue to keep this momentum going! We are grateful to have this likelihood to share our love of fashion and Detroit Lakes with individuals who have continued to help us. We’re nervous to give back.”