Monday, April 16, 2007

A Shanel of a Different Name

I’m getting excited for Shanel Regier’s fashion show on April 21st in Milwaukee. I first became interested in the Milwaukee-based designer when I attended her March 2006 “Parisian Roots” show. The show featured, among other things, live music, fashion and fanciful Milwaukee Ballet dancers that danced interludes between collections. This year’s show will be held at Turner Hall, which holds twice the capacity and promises much of the same entertainment. There will be a DJ, cash bar, Design Within Reach lounge area, fashion installation, and of course, a runway show. Check out the after-party at zenden, the show’s sponsor, in the new InterContinental Milwaukee hotel.
Regier, 25, puts her stamp on her sexy, one-of-a-kind Victorian pieces with corsets, skirts and fitted jackets constructed out of heavy upholstery fabric. Her background in sculpture is obvious, and Regier likes to emphasize womanly curves.
The young designer has also garnered mentions in Women’s Wear Daily, the foremost authority on fashion trends, as well as the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine.
For now, Regier is primed for her next challenge: her show.
“It’s satisfying for me as an artist. Every time I do a show, I push myself to do something new.”
Hope to see you at the show!

Click HERE to read the profile on Shanel in Madison Magazine’s April 2007 issue.

Find Shanel Regier’s pieces in Madison at Lady Moxie, 6706 Odana Rd. 826-4268

Shanel Regier Fall 2007 Collection, April 21st, doors open 7 p.m., show starts at 8:15 p.m. Historic Turner Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. Tickets: