Caroline Hayden readies for the Shows
|Photos by Rhea Pappas|
|Looks from Caroline Hayden|
This season, she presented her fall/winter collection at Friday's ENVISION: Artopia, and will present her spring/summer 2014 collection at the Shows. Hayden says she feels lucky to be involved in both events, and has been busy preparing for the runway.
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For the Shows, Hayden will present 10 to 12 looks. Her last collection featured lady-like silhouettes and stiff fabrics. This go-around, she decided to mix it up with lightweight fabrics, empire waists, trapeze-style dresses, and layers of draped silk.
"It's about feeling free in what you're wearing while still looking chic and feminine," she says.
It typically takes three weeks to finish one gown, and Hayden has been diligently preparing this collection since July. In addition to being active in the fashion world, Hayden is a new mom to Oliver, who was born this summer on June 24.
|Left: Photo by Dan Roerick Right: Photo by Michelyn Butle|
Hayden will be showing her collection this Thursday along with Idle Child, Emily Trevor, and Lindsey Hopkins. The evening before, designers Christopher Straub, Cocoon, Lisa Hackwith, and Samantha Rei will show their Spring/Summer '14 collections.
"The Shows is the closest representation to a runway experience you would have in New York City," Hayden says. "It's well-run, well-attended, and the designers represent the best of Minnesota fashion."
IF YOU GO:
Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26
Doors at 6:30; show 7:45-10 p.m.
105 North First St., Minneapolis