SAINT LOUIS --- Brainchild Events announces the top six designers for 2015 Pins and Needles Fashion Design Competition.

On August 1 at the Boo Cat Club (812 Union Blvd, St. Louis 63108), competing designers will showcase their collections to fashion-goers and will be judged by a panel of fashion experts. The grand prize package is valued at over $15,000 and a placement within St. Louis Fashion Week 2015. Guests will vote for the T-Mobile Peoples Choice Award via Twitter the night of Pins and Needles.

The six designers showcasing their looks in this year’s competition are St. Louis designer Alexis Cook, Rene Frances, a New Hampshire native, as well as Saint Louis' own Isaiah Jenkins, Ryan Moore, Brittany Rader and Barbara Bultman.

“Pins and Needles supports the creativity, innovation and artistry of new designers by giving them the exposure, experience and tools they need to take their collections from runway to retail,” says Carter.  “Our mission is to elevate the success of our emerging designers—whether just completing their degree, recently graduated or working on their first collection.”

Partnering on this year’s event is Alive Magazine, Boo Cat Club, Lucky Buddha, The Vital Voice Magazine, Local Ambition, Whit Productions and St. Louis Bloggers: Pretty Awkward, Stilettos on a Sunday Morning, geminijunemoon and Weird Culture, along with the events sponsors Baby Lock Sewing, T-Mobile, Lucky Buddah, Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry, Now 96.3 and KDR Showrooms.

VIP Doors open at 6pm, GA at 7pm and the runway comes to life at  8pm. Advanced tickets are on sale June 1 and available www.brainchildevents.com. Advanced ticket costs for General Admission is $15 and VIP is $25 (includes cocktails and guaranteed seating for show). Ticket prices at the door will increase to $25 for General Admission and $35 for VIP.

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EVENT REVIEW: Michael Drummond Showroom Opening

by June Ann D'Angelo

What: Michael Drummond Showroom Opening

When: July 17, 2014

Where: SKIF International (2008 Marconi Avenue)

Simply said...if you were not at SKIF International on July 17, 2014, you missed an amazing night to celebrate the new home of Michael Drummond's extravagantly delicate knitwear. Immediately walking up to the space, you are hit with the mannequins draped in woven designs that are so intricate, much like how Charlotte would have made her webs. Guests, such as ALIVE Magazine's fashion editor Sarah Stallman, Project Runway-alum Laura Kathleen and Brainchild Events and Rock Uniform owner Dwight Carter, were greeted by the enormous SKIF International workspace made famous by Nina Ganci's knit sweaters from 'The Matrix'. Michael Drummond and the SKIF crew even went out of their way to cook and prepare delicious homemade snacks like vegan macaroni and cheese to dazzle the tastebuds along with the fashion senses. Once you move into the showroom, you can not help but touch and feel and stand with your bottom jaw on the floor. The careful construction and attention to detail really elevate Michael Drummond's unique design aesthetic. Outside of knitwear, Michael Drummond also brings his brilliant RTW leather harness work so that even in St. Louis you can shop one of the hottest trends at the moment! Make sure to get out to the Hill and find that amazing piece to add to your own wardrobe!!!