Mall of America® to host second annual runway fashion show featuring designers from “Project Runway”
Curated Style: Straight from the Runway
Celebrate fall fashion at the Mall of America on October 7th
Bloomingtom, Minn. (September 16, 2016) – Mall of America® is celebrating fall fashion with a star-studded runway show featuring designers from the hit reality show “Project Runway” on Friday, Oct. 7 in the Rotunda.
The second annual Curated Style: Straight from the Runway fashion show will feature five women’s collections and two men’s collections. Designers will include:
- Christopher Straub (Season 6)
Straub, local to Minnesota, won the nation’s heart as the fan-favorite fashion designer from Season 6 of “Project Runway.” Following his appearance on the television show, he’s continued to design apparel, handbags, fashion accessories and home décor. Inspired by the elemental, Christopher’s signature is photo-realistic prints and whimsical design.
- Joshua Christensen (Season 9)
Christensen was a contestant on Season 6 of “Project Runway.” He has been designing in the Los Angeles market for over six years, working as a designer for Guess Inc. and dressing top celebrities. Joshua is currently working on new labels both personal and for other companies.
- Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
Lesniak was the winner of Season 11 of “Project Runway.” Her motto is “fashion with a purpose.” The self-proclaimed, professional rule breaker now focuses on small production and emotive clothing inspired by her unique personal style she found in thrift and vintage stores.
- Layana Aguilar (Season 11)
Aguilar was a contestant and finalist on Season 11 of “Project Runway.” She differentiates herself by blending her experiences from living in New York City with her native Brazilian Culture. Layana created a label that celebrates womanhood, combining sophistication and comfort.
- Kate Pankoke (Season 11 + 12)
Pankoke was a contestant on Season 11 of “Project Runway” and was brought back by a fan vote to compete on Season 12. She then followed up as a contestant on Season 4 of “Project Runway All Stars.” Pankoke launched Elaya Vaughn Bridal by Kate Pankoke in 2011 and showed her first ready-to-wear collection at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week.
- Sean Kelly (Season 13)
Kelly was the winner of Season 13 of “Project Runway.” The New Zealand born designer focuses his work on exploring performance art and textile development with a clean aesthetic. Sean has worked for international design houses such as Alexander McQueen and has shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.
- Kini Zamora (Season 13)
Zamora was a contestant and finalist on Season 13 of “Project Runway.” A third generation seamstress, he has viewed his world through the eye of a sewing needle since age 10. Zamora is most in tune with his design and inspirations when he is home in Hawaii.
To learn more about this event, guests can visit www.mallofamerica.com/events.
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA®
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Care; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.