design from Haley Loechel
One of the most intriguing components of any city is the people. After all, people shape the culture of a city.

Cultural diversity has been growing in Indianapolis through many avenues, from art to food and fashion. Celebrating local talent is one avenue for improving and maintaining the cultural lifeblood of our city.

Enter Trendianapolis: an upcoming event celebrating the growth of fashion in our city. Featuring runways trends (ranging from Mod Squad and Botanica to Sport Chic), the fashion show includes all Indianapolis-based designers, models, drinks, designers, photographers and hair stylists.

Hosted at the industrial-chic downtown bar, The Libertine, on February 27, this fashion show will include designs from:

• Jhanelle Baker with JH Fashions: Baker's pieces mix cutting edge silhouettes with comfortable fabrics, resulting in clothes perfect for the fashionista on-the-go. An uber affordable price tag makes Baker's line accessible for every girl.

• Greg Dugdale: The Carmel High School senior's avant garde pieces represent his art background. Made from recycled materials like box ties, pattern paper and even neckties, Dugdale's designs prove that being kind to the planet can be insanely fashionable, too.

• Haley Loechel: The IU student's eye for prints and incredible sewing technique prove her worth on the runway. Her gorgeous floral gowns are formal, yet modern, and have serious cool girl appeal. Her designs would look perfect on Zooey Deschanel and Diane Kruger on the red carpet or an Indy It-girl at a splashy soiree.

Twirl Boutique: This Nora boutique shares a storefront with The Body Temple Pilates Studio and has plenty of sport chic pieces and comfy cute clothes to match an active lifestyle. Expect to see fashion-forward labels like Young Fabulous and Broke and Free People mingle with basics from Ella Moss and Splendid.

Broad Ripple Vintage: This funky boutique sells items scoured from all over, specializing in the 1940s to the 1980s and is one of the largest & longest standing vintage stores in the state. Mod clothing from the 1960s is just one category of items you might find there.

This event is made possible by some amazing local companies including Moyer Fine Jewelers located in Carmel and Moondance Vacation Homes in Brown County.

Interested in attending? Advance tickets are $25 including libations and are available here. Tickets at the door are $30.
Megan Giannini &
Maggie Conner