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May 5-6  |  Downtown Iowa City

Iowa City isn’t just another college town. Here, vibrant literary culture intermingles with an underground music scene, locally owned culinary classics, and thriving nightlife, creating an epicenter for the arts that provides the backdrop for Flyover Fashion Fest. Join us for a one-of-a-kind weekend as we discuss emerging fashion, design and creative talent through a unique mix of runway shows, discussions, exhibitions and musical performances. We’ll see you there.

 

THE COOL KIDS

Get involved. Empowered. Inspired. 
We're pretty dang excited about this wicked lineup.

 

Nicole Leth

Designer and founder @ Sex & Ice Cream

Noor Tagouri

Activist & journalist

Des Moines Girl Gang

Community

virgie tovar

Author, activist, & leading expert on discrimination and body image

Marissa Muller

Editor @ Condé Nast

ALEX O'BRIeN

Visual Artist & Brand Strategist

Sarah Kissell

creative director, former senior art director @ Nasty Gal

Caleb Condit

Musician

justin kerr

mr corpo podcast, author of "how to Write an Email", Fashion/apparel senior executive

grace dunham

Activist & writer

jacki lyden

Founder @ The Seams Podcast, former news reporter @ NPR

JASON SMITH

VISUAL ARTIST

Jack Lion

Music

nicole lorenson

Founder @ Preservation

Lindsay Chastain

Founder @ SAUVAGED

Alisabeth Von Presley

Creator @ Tint

 

aND THAT'S NOT EVEN everything.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 5

 

ALL DAY

RADInc.

#lobelove Pop-Up

#lobelove is a traveling pop up exhibition of handmade earrings by local art jewelers. With a wide range of prices, materials, and techniques #lobelove highlights the scope of the international contemporary jewelry scene while still being accessible to a local audience.

Artists: Kathleen Edwards-Hayslett, Satomi Kawai, Kelly Marie Kinser, Cristina Leonard, Sam Mitchell, Jillian Moore, Amber O'Harrow, Amber Ruden


ALL DAY

RADInc.

All and Sundry

“All and Sundry” is a cross disciplinary exhibition of artwork based loosely on the topic of “the body”, both as site and subject. This exhibition will highlight members of Bluestockings, a local feminist art collective. The project is curated by Jillian Moore, local artist and president of Bluestockings.

Artists: Emily Jalinsky, Kelly Marie Kinser, Sam Mitchell


Opening Party - VIP Event

Meet and network with artists, designers, the festival production team, as well as our sponsors. Enjoy complimentary drinks with other VIPs before the big show!


7- 8:15 pm

pEd MALL/water fountain stage

Sex & Ice Cream Fashion Show

Nicole Leth, Founder & Designer of Sex & Ice Cream debuts a new spring collection. 

Hannah Eckley, from Iowa BIG, will open for the show. Natalia Espina aka DJ Espina will be providing the tunes. And Alisabeth Von Presley will Emcee!

The program starts at 7:30 p.m.


8:30 - 10 pm

HotelVetro Rooftop

Aveda “Catwalk for Water” Fashion show

An avant-garde runway experience featuring recycled and reused clothing created by the Aveda Experience Center. Accompanied by a unique music and visual performance from Caleb Condit.


10 PM - 1:30 am

The Mill

Dance Party w/ moods

Good music and a great time are mandatory. Moods makes his North American debut with a dance track laden DJ set. Immediately following, The Glad Scientist will perform a Virtual Reality DJ set.

Free for festival passholders.

$10 ADV/$15 DOS for those without a festival pass. Buy a ticket


10 PM - 1:30 am

RADInc. (123 E. Washington St.)

TRVE VVILL: A SAUVAGED Jewelry Experience

TRVE VVILL is an interactive fashion event and sensory simulation featuring the immersive creations and contributions of SAUVAGED, Christina Mitchell (Wild Rose Apothocary), Joy Buehler, Anne Stork, Candida Pagan and a live performance by Kristina Esfandiari (of Miserable and King Woman). DJ set to follow and last well past the witching hour. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Emma Goldman Clinic and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. All are welcome.


Saturday, May 6

 

ALL DAY

RADInc.

#lobelove Pop-Up

#lobelove is a traveling pop up exhibition of handmade earrings by local art jewelers. With a wide range of prices, materials, and techniques #lobelove highlights the scope of the international contemporary jewelry scene while still being accessible to a local audience.

Artists include: Kathleen Edwards-Hayslett, Satomi Kawai, Kelly Marie Kinser, Cristina Leonard, Sam Mitchell, Jillian Moore, Amber O'Harrow, Amber Ruden.


ALL DAY

RADInc.

All and sundry

“All and Sundry” is a cross disciplinary exhibition of artwork based loosely on the topic of “the body”, both as site and subject. This exhibition will highlight members of Bluestockings, a local feminist art collective. The project is curated by Jillian Moore, local artist and president of Bluestockings.

Artists include: Emily Jalinsky, Kelly Marie Kinser, Sam Mitchell


9 - 10 am

JAVA HOUSE

Blogger Meet & Greet

Meet, connect and plan the day with other bloggers. Get the caffeine you need for a full and exciting day!


10:15 - 11:30 am

MERGE

Marissa Muller: When did fashion get so political? 

A conversation with Marissa Muller, Editor at CondeNast about the recent political "wokeness" of many in the fashion industry and fashion magazines. 


11 am - 8 pm

black hawk mini park

ISU Sound & light pavilion

You gotta check this out. Just trust us!!


10 am - 4:30 pm

Ginsberg's

Alex O’Brien + Spruce pop-up store

Visual artist and brand strategist Alex O’Brien curates a contemporary men’s clothing store. Including custom Flyover Fashion Fest pieces. 


11 am - 12 pm 

Beadology Iowa

sustainable fashion panel

A panel discussion moderated by Sheila Ongie exploring several ways the fashion industry can leave a more positive impact on the world. Discover how design, sourcing, production, and retail can all make a difference in fashion's environmental and social impacts. Featured panelists will include Rachel Roewe ({made} community), Brent Wtkins (Goodwill of the Heartland), and Cassidy Bell (Ten Thousand Villages, Iowa City).


11 am - 2 pm 

REVIVAL

 

dsm girl gang denim workshop

Bring or buy your favorite denim piece to Revival to have it customized and “blinged” out by The DSM Girl Gang.


11:30 - 12:30 pm 

FilmScene

A BLU Love Story: Film screening + Panel

Screen the brand inspired short film "A Blu Love Story" at FilmScene before it hits theater's across the Midwest. Following the film participate in a Q&A with the film producers. 

$5 suggested donation to support future screenings of the film. 


12:45 - 1:45 pm 

MERGE

From the Midwest to NYC to LA: A Conversation with Sarah Kissel

An insider's journey navigating life and business in the fashion industry

Join us for a conversation with Sarah Kissell and Amanda Lesmeister. Sarah Kissell is a creative director that has worked with some of the top fashion brands and companies all across the world. Including a stint as the Senior Art Director for cult brand, Nasty Gal. In this discussion she'll discuss the ups and downs and the lessons she's learned along the way.


1:30 - 2:45 pm 

RADINC. (123 E. Washington St.)

Virgie tovar: #LoseHateNotWeight & The Plus Size Revolution

Body image expert and activist gets real about the world wide movement to make the fashion industry more accepting of all body types in a discussion moderated by Katie Roche.


1:30 - 3 pm 

motley cow

Jacki lyden & The Seams Podcast

Former NPR correspondent and award winning journalist Jacki Lyden brings The Seams to Iowa City: a podcast about fashion as history, culture, business and art.


2:30 - 3:30 pm 

mERGE

justin kerr -- Closet Zero -- Book launch event

CLOSET ZERO is a book about how to create the perfect Men's wardrobe while also tackling the universal problem of cleaning out your closet. This event will be the official book launch and all attendees will receive a free copy of the book accompanied by a short talk and Q&A with Justin Kerr - a self described efficiency monster and corpo high flyer (Gap, Levis, UNIQLO). To learn more about Justin's work as the mouthpiece of the world famous podcast MR CORPO, or to check out his latest best-selling book HOW TO WRITE AN EMAIL, visit mrcorpo.com or follow him on Instagram @jdkjdkjdkjdk


3 - 4:15 pm 

the mill

Grace Dunham: The Politics of Personal Style & Identity

Author and activist Grace Dunham explores where style, politics and personal identity intersect. Alea Adigweme facilitates this timely conversation with Grace.


3 - 4 PM

ACTIVE ENDEAVORS

What young brands can learn from Patagonia's success story

A moderated discussion with Patagonia's Dixi-Marree Pricket by UI Professor Dave Collins in Patagonia's original Iowa flagship store.

*This event is open to the public.


3 - 6 pm 

DOWNTOWN IC

Downtown Iowa City Boutique Crawl

Shop and sip your favorite downtown boutiques. In-store deals and specialty drinks available. Grab a friend or a group and experience all of the unique offerings being made available.

Stop by Catherine’s, Revival, Textiles, Tailgate, Velvet Coat, White Rabbit, RAYGUN,Dulcinea, Discerning Eye, Active Endeavors, Root, Beadology and Ten Thousand Villages.  


5:30 - 6:45 pm 

OPN Architects

VIP EVENT

Refresh and recharge with other VIP's. Make connections with artists, influencers and festival participants. 


7 - 8:15 pm 

merge

NOOR TAGOURI: More "Mediums": Fashion, Identity, and Storytelling

Can fashion & style be a form of advocacy in contemporary culture? A conversation with Noor Tagouri facilitated by Kyra Seay.


7:45 - 9 pm 

Radinc. (123 E. washington st.)

LINT: magazine launch & film premiere

LINT magazine will launch on May 6th. Created by visual artist Jason Levi Smith, the debut of LINT will give it's readers the chance to appreciate artists from Iowa to Paris in both a magazine format, as well as a moving visual experience to be seen on screen.


8:30 - 10 pm 

HOTELVETRO

IFP Showcase: Nicole Lorenson x Shu Shu Maus Spring ‘17 Collection & Iowa’s Top Designer’s Fashion Show

Nicole Lorensen and mother-daughter duo, Shu Shu Maus have collaborated on a new spring 2017 collection. They’ll be debuting their new creation at Flyover Fashion Fest.

Immediately following: Some of the top Iowa designers all on the same stage debuting new collections once again. Accompanied by a performance by experimental jazz and electronic band, Jack Lion.


10 pm - 1:30 am

GABE's

the gaslamp killer.

From recent tours with Run The Jewels to rocking dance floors all across the world. Gaslamp Killer is considered to be one of if not the best electronic artists/DJ's in the world!

And he's coming to Flyover Fashion Fest to close out the festival and to make us dance!

 


 

WHERE AT?

 

Flyover Fashion Festival will be celebrated in downtown Iowa City. Events will be hosted at a variety of venues that are all within walking distance. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility please contact us

 

PARKING INFORMATION

For more information about parking please visit the City of Iowa City's website

FOOD & DRINKS

For more information about dining options in downtown Iowa City please visit the Downtown District's website.

DON'T MISS OUT.

Individuals with disabilities are welcomed to participate and enjoy Flyover Fashion Fest activities. If you are person with a disability  who requires reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact Kyra Seay at seay.kyra@gmail.com or 319-520-0178

the crew

Simeon Talley Creator

Simeon Talley

Creator

Amanda Lesmeister Co-creator

Amanda Lesmeister

Co-creator

Connor Wade Development

Connor Wade

Development

Ashley Brambila Production Coordinator

Ashley Brambila

Production Coordinator

Claire Barrett Production Coordinator

Claire Barrett

Production Coordinator

Kyra Saey Production Coordinator 

Kyra Saey

Production Coordinator 

Talya Miller Art Director

Talya Miller

Art Director

Ian Castillo Photographer

Ian Castillo

Photographer

Amelia Fini Production Coordinator

Amelia Fini

Production Coordinator

Jonah Terry Photographer

Jonah Terry

Photographer

Natalie Lawyer Production Coordinator

Natalie Lawyer

Production Coordinator

McKenzie Story Production Coordinator

McKenzie Story

Production Coordinator

SPONSORS

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AMAZING SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE HELPED MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE. 

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