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Rowe Fashion Show To Feature Looks That Project Power, Confidence

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Rowe Fashion Show To Feature Looks That Project Power, Confidence
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Tickets for The Power Dance: An Evening of Confident Style are available now.

The fourth annual Rowe Boutique fashion show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Ivory Room at Miranova, located on the sixth floor of 2 Miranova Pl. in downtown Columbus.

Grey Goose cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Cameron Mitchell Catering, and desserts by Kittie’s Cakes will be served at the event’s reception, which begins at 7 p.m. A Rowe pop-up shop opens immediately after the show.

Rowe Owner Maren Roth and her team began thinking about the show back in February, when the Fall 2012 collections debuted.

“We were seeing a lot of strong jacket silhouettes and androgynous dressing, and I immediately thought of Coco Chanel, who is credited with revolutionizing women’s suiting and Yves Saint Laurent, known for iconocizing the female tuxedo,” said Roth. “From there I started researching other designers and was even more inspired by the shapes at Jil Sander and the clean, sophisticated styles from Calvin Klein.”

Suiting was a common denominator between all those designers, and since jackets in particular are going to be prevalent this fall, the team decided to style the show around the idea of a “power jacket.”

Pants, sheath dresses, leather accents, lots of jewelry, and “a bit of shimmer and sparkle” will also make an appearance, she said.

Featured clothing labels include Funktional, Greylin, IRO, James Jeans, June, Mackage, Madison Marcus, Mother, Rory Beca, and Smythe.

The 30 ensembles that come down the runway will also be featured in a look book intended to help attendees remember their favorite items from the show.

The models’ hair will be styled by Ally Wolfe of Aveda, Bryan Beavers of Blake Rose Salon & Spa, Abi Diedalis and Josie Schweitzer of Salon Lofts, and Haley Chadwick of Salon One. Lindsay Remley of Cheek Makeup by Lindsay, and Nicole Ditommaso and her team at Reverse Vanity Spa will do their makeup.

Additionally, Rowe has again partnered with the Diamond Cellar, which will have jewelry by Ippolita, Stephen Webster, and David Yurman on display during the event.

“I started working with the Diamond Cellar a couple of years ago, exclusively styling the fashion section with looks from Rowe for their biannual magazine they send out,” Roth said. “It was a mutual love fest between our businesses and the relationship evolved from there. They have been so supportive and kind, continuing to be our biggest sponsor at the show two years in a row.”

Tickets for the event are $48 through Sept. 19 and $60 thereafter. They can be purchased at Rowe, at 718 N. High St. in the Short North, or online at RoweFashionShow.com.

Proceeds from ticket sales support the Jack Roth Fund, which benefits Camp Netaim −a camp for children with special needs− and cancer research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Established in 2006, the Jack Roth Fund is named for Maren’s father, who died from lung cancer in December 2004.

To date, the fashion show has raised more than $6,000 for the charities.

To learn more about Rowe Boutique, visit RoweBoutique.com.

Images by KDW Photography.

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