New theme at Modenschau

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Gallery 512 co-owner Jessica Fischer, left, shows Assistant Manager Bethany Hutchens, right, a purple dress that is part of the new fall collection to be modeled at the Modenschau.

NEW ULM — Modenschau is adding a new theme and after party this year along with fresh fall fashions to its lineup.

The annual fall fashion show starts with a social hour 5-6 p.m. Thursday, followed by the show starting at 6 p.m. at Turner Hall. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for a VIP ticket that grants the holder better seats and a swag bag.

“It is the first time we have done a theme and we just wanted to do something kind of fun and different than we have done in previous years,” Jessica Fischer, a co-owner of Gallery 512 Boutique, said.

The theme is moonlight masquerade. Guests are not required to dress up for the theme, but are welcome to.

“It is totally up to them,” Fischer said. “We are using it a lot more in the theatrics of the event to try to add some fun and make-up.”

During the social hour appetizers will be available along with a photo booth by run by LMB Photography, complete with masks guests can use as props. Photos will be posted on the Modenschau Facebook page.

A mix of plaids, evening wear, winter wear and more can be expected during the show. Two recent fashion trends Fischer identified that will be on display are the return of embroidery and jumpsuits.

“We try to do a few ideas to show people how to wear something differently than they would think to,” Fischer said.

After the show guests will be able to go to any of the four shops for an exclusive after party. A Modenschau ticket is needed to get into: Gallery 512, A to Zinnia Floral and Gifts, Inspired and Bailey Creek Boutique.

“Everybody congregated anyway, so we looked at different options,” Fischer said. “We want to designate an area to go eat and have drinks after.”

Each shop will host the after party in their own way. For example, at 512 guests can purchase the majority of outfits that the shop displayed during the fashion show.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery. Tickets are available at the door, each store and the Chamber of Commerce.

Connor Cummiskey can be emailed at


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