Shop local designs at the store's trunk show
Three members of Short North boutique Substance are showing a collection in the upcoming Alternative Fashion Grand Finale show on June 8, hosted by Suede, Project Runway alum and Ohio native.
Ten designers are sending looks down the runway, starting at 8 p.m., and live music and drinks will follow. The show is part of Alternative Fashion Week, hosted by the Alternative Fashion Mob. You can find a list of events here.
To celebrate, Substance is having a trunk show during Gallery Hop this Saturday, June 1, with a sneak peek at the lines from manager Madeleine Etter of Phyllis & Hazel, design assistant Katelyn McCain and Betsy Stevenson of Elizabeth Ashleigh Designs from the store's loft space.
A few live models will stand in Substance's storefront, showcasing the staff's favorite looks, and the boutique will also participate in Saturday's Progressive Fashion Show. No ticket required for this event-models will use High Street as their runway, ending up at Garden Theatre. The show runs from 7 to 9 p.m.
-Taylor Rogers, @rogerstaylorj