STYLE | Local designers and local bands rock the runway at Voltage: Fashion Amplified

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“In the deepest hour of the night, I confess to myself three things; I would die if I was forbidden to write, forbidden to love, or forbidden to fashion.”
-Lady Gaga


An unsurprisingly natty crowd filled First Avenue on Friday night for the spring 2010 installment of Voltage: Fashion Amplified, an MNfashion event at which models strut the runway displaying the styles of local designers as a carefully curated crop of top-notch local bands—their own outfits designed for the occasion—play on the Mainroom stage.



Blue Sky Blackout


Blue Sky Blackout, sporting white suits by Steve Kang, opened the show with their soaring stadium rock.



Frances Zerr


Models wearing designs by Frances Zerr were styled in a manner reminiscent of the 80s, an apt fit for the anthemic sound of Blue Sky Blackout.


Frances Zerr


Frances Zerr



Brianne Jones


Style by Kelson (Brianne Jones).


Brianne Jones



Brianne Jones


A model wearing Kelson stands in front of the Red Pens, band members styled by Red Shoe Clothing Co.



Elena Mercurio


Style by Elena Mercurio.


Elana Mercurio


Elena Mercurio


Elena Mercurio


Elena Mercurio



Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps


Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps, becomingly styled by Calpurnia Peach.



Danielle Everine


Designer Danielle Everine makes capes, pocket watches, cross-dressing, riding pants, and the Victorian Era look sexy. (Actually, those things have always looked pretty sexy. Especially capes.)


Danielle Everine


Danielle Everine


Danielle Everine


Danielle Everine



Carmichael Claith


Style by Carmichael Claith.


Carmichael Claith



Mayda


Mayda (styled by Laura Fulk) won legions of new fans with her energetic performance, which climaxed with the artist taking her own excursion onto the runway after the models had cleared off.


Mayda



George Moskal


Style by George Moskal.


George Moskal


Voltage lead fashion stylist Jahna Peloquin looks on (above, at right).


George Moskal


George Moskal



Kevin Kramp


The men’s knitwear designed by Kevin Kramp was the evening’s most talked-about style. The Voltage lookbook describes Kramp’s styles as, among other things, “high-concept,” “wearable,” and “sexy.” Before deciding whether you agree with the latter designation, note that the models were wearing socks and sandals.



Pet Couture


Style by PFT Couture.


Pet Couture



Emma Berg


Emma Berg’s designs were a riot of bold colors and distinctive textures.


Emma Berg


In background, above: Mark Mallman of Ruby Isle, styled by Anthem Heart.