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Danielle Everine: After Project Runway

Friday, November 4th, 2011

She didn’t make it to New York Fashion Week this season on Project Runway, still, Danielle Everine completed her own Fall 2011 collection, which she will unveil next week at Cliche in Minneapolis.
“Call Me Ishmael” is inspired by life aboard a ship.  Everine says she used the theme to explore what a modern day heroine might wear during a trans-Atlantic journey. These sketches are a first glimpse. Everine promises  soft dresses floating under heavy, utilitarian outerwear. Look for old/new combinations of wool, leather, oilcloth and rope. Everine partnered with Lisa Luck of Yeti Records to create custom textile prints, and for the first time, Everine designed travel handbags with laser-etched motifs.
It seems Project Runway’s loss could be the Twin Cities’ gain. Be among the first to see the collection at its debut, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 11 at Cliche, 2403 Lyndale Ave., Mpls., 612-870-0420.

Project Runway Ousts MN Designer

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Danielle Everine got her walking papers tonight on Project Runway after judges tore into her for what Nina Garcia described as a lousy chiffon blouse. But it wasn’t just the one blouse. What cinched it was a series of unmemorable designs. Everine, whose reserved demeanor didn’t help her win sympathy votes, kept her cool. In her parting comments, she said she didn’t think her design was the worst and she knows she’s a good designer. No doubt, she does have potential – she made the show. But I do hope she takes the critique from the Project Runway pros to heart and uses this experience to grow. Confidence is good. Over-confidence, not as much. Wonder if Target wants her back?

Another Minnesotan on Project Runway

Friday, July 15th, 2011

When we gathered a group of up and coming Twin Cities designers for an April 2011 spring fashion feature in MplsSt.Paul Magazine, Danielle Everine was not the one I would have pegged as Minnesota’s next Project Runway contestant. Not that she isn’t talented – in fact, we chose Everine’s own design over a similar, sheer dress by Robert Rodriguez for her magazine shot (above). Everine, a Target intimates designer, struck me as quiet and cerebral. Throughout the shoot, she talked about approaching fashion through the eyes of a fine arts major. Her experience at Target exposed her to the commercial side of the business, of course, but even as she pursued apparel design as a profession, rather than strictly an art form, Everine maintained a certain purity and clarity about her work. Every piece has a story; every element a purpose. That depth could make her a compelling dark horse on TV…or she could be overshadowed by the wise guys in the workroom. We’ll be watching! Project Runway Season 9 premieres July 28 on Lifetime.

Pale Rider

Monday, September 27th, 2010

One of the most promising events to come out of fall MNfashion Week was Pale Rider – the first fashion show produced by the MNfashion organization at their space in Northeast Minneapolis. It featured the collections of two local designers, Danielle Everine and Raul Osorio. The raw concrete lobby space of the lofted building was transformed into a sexy-chic fashion venue with just some strategically placed sheer curtains, lighting and a long runway. But what really made the space and the show come to life was the crowd – more than 200 young fashion admirers, eclectically dressed to the nines. I was blown away by the size of the crowd and how fabulous everyone looked. I sat next to Anna Lee – the outgoing executive director of MNfashion. Yes, outgoing. The woman who gave birth to an organized Twin Cities fashion scene is ready to move on. She says seeing an event like Pale Rider come together with the help of hundreds of volunteers gives her confidence that the organization can be strong without her. It is the hope of Lee and MNfashion to turn the space at 79 13th Ave. N.E. into fashion week headquarters – our own little Bryant Park – where fashion shows would go on throughout the week. The infrastructure, the enthusiasm – it’s all there. Let’s hope there are enough designers who can live up to it – and grow beyond it.


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