The style council

Spring/Summer Designer Showcase

It may still feel a bit wintry around these parts, but think ahead seasonally, and get first dibs on the latest trends and threads at the Spring/Summer Designer Showcase. The event, which takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, is presented by Sacramento Fashion Week at the Elks Tower Sacramento's historic ballroom (921 11th Street). The showcase features six designers and two student designers who'll display their sixth sense in style.

Sacramento-based student designer Monica Buo celebrates her third fashion showcase with her line Buo-tiful Designs, and this season's collections are filled with a mixture of street wear, denim and African prints. Or lock eyes with the aesthetic of Nelli Rosh, a fashion designer and photo stylist from Europe currently residing in town. Rosh's approach is more upscale outwear, either to be worn during an evening gala or red-carpet event. (There's another showcase scheduled for Saturday, March 2, but unless you were smart enough to plan ahead, tickets to the Fall/Winter Designer Showcase are already sold-out.)

General admission for the Spring/Summer showcase is $50, and VIP tickets are unfortunately sold-out. But when the runway clears, head over to an after-party at Mix Downtown (Friday, 1525 L Street) and The Park Ultra Lounge (Saturday, 1116 15th Street), where fashion enthusiasts will get the chance to chat with the designers, see their favorite collections up close and order straight from the designers' catalogs.