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Photo: Jack Perno; Model: Bria Condon of Factor Model Management; Factor Artists: Cammy Kelly and Galina; Designers: Agnes Hamerlik and Lagi Nadeau Photo: Jack Perno; Model: Bria Condon of Factor Model Management; Factor Artists: Cammy Kelly and Galina; Designers: Calvin Tran and Agnes Hamerlik Photo: Jack Perno; Model: Nate Voronyak of Chosen Model Management; Factor Artists: Cammy Kelly and Galina; Designer: Chicago Playground

The City of Chicago’s Fashion Program is supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and partners with the Mayor’s Fashion Council, other City agencies, and the fashion community to:

  • highlight the vibrancy and sustainability of the Chicago fashion industry and the business of fashion
  • provide resources and facilitate opportunities for fashion professionals through advocacy, education and industry data collection and distribution
  • strive to establish Chicago as a fashion destination and elevate the brand of fashion in Chicago
  • partner and advise sister City agencies and industry organizations to work together to overcome challenges
  • appoint, guide and direct the Mayor’s Fashion Council and its committees
  • develop and execute Fashion Focus Chicago program initiatives each year and assure that they are aligned with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Cultural Plan for the City of Chicago. These programs include Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week, Chicago Fashion Industry Town HallAnnual Sidewalk Sale & Runway, and fashion education programming at events such as Creative Chicago Expo.

 

Upcoming Events

 

July 22 & 23 Fashion Focus Chicago Sidewalk Sale

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents the eighth annual Fashion Focus Chicago Sidewalk Sale at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. The two-day shopping event on Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23 from 9am to 3pm, will be the perfect place for fashion enthusiasts and bargain shoppers to shop until they drop with the assortment of affordable apparel and accessories to choose from by Chicago designers and independent boutiques.

 

October 14-19 Fashion Focus Fashion Week

The City of Chicago is home to thousands of fashion professionals including hundreds designers, manufacturers and independent boutiques. Fashion Focus Chicago Fashion Week is a celebration of Chicago’s thriving fashion industry, showcasing emerging to established fashion businesses with runway shows in Millennium Park, educational programming and selling events at various locations around the city.

 

 

Information and Resources

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL. 60602

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For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com

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Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week

October 14-19, 2014 • Various Locations • City-wide

 

Media (Photo by Jack Perno)

 

Media

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Photo Gallery (Photo: Jack Perno; Model: Bria Condon of Factor Model Management; Factor Artists: Cammy Kelly and Galina; Designers: Eva Pazola and Shernett Swaby)

 

Photo Gallery

View photos showcasing Fashion Focus 2013 designs.

 

   

Fashion Focus 2013: Taking it to the Streets
Fashion Focus 2013: Taking it to the Streets