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Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week - Premier Events

Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week  >  Premier Events  >  Fall Fashion Guide

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the premier events for Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week, October 14-19, a citywide celebration of Chicago’s fashion industry. Highlights during the week include a Fashion Industry Town Hall meeting and networking event, a variety of runway shows at the Chicago Cultural Center and in Millennium Park showcasing the latest trends, emerging and established designers, shopping events and much more.

Lagi Nadeau design pictured

 

(schedule is subject to change)

 

Tuesday, October 14

 

Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week Kick-Off/Fashion Industry Town Hall

6-9:30pm, FREE Admission, Registration requested here

Chicago Cultural Center (Claudia Cassidy Theater, G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda), 78 E. Washington St.

Neighborhood: The Loop

Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week Kick-Off/Fashion Industry Town Hall. Celebrate the art + industry of fashion in Chicago! This is the industry gathering kick-off event hosted by DCASE and the Mayor’s Fashion Council to showcase the fashion industry and its supporting agencies with presentations from the Chicago Fashion Incubator, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sanford-Brown College, and Columbia College Chicago; with special keynote speaker Nena Ivon, professor at Columbia College Chicago and former marketing director at Saks; and a panel discussion with designers J.Toor and Lagi Nadeau, and Marie P. Anderson of Agency Galatea on “nurturing talent to build successful fashion brands in Chicago!” Emcee is Ryan Beshel of Purely Fashion. Seating on first come, first served basis. Registration requested here.

Official Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week event!

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 15Sanford-Brown College, Mamie Kapend-Ngewebwa design

 

REVOLUTION runway and selling event presented by Sanford-Brown College

7-9pm, FREE Admission

Chicago Cultural Center (Sidney R. Yates Gallery), 78 E. Washington St.

Neighborhood: The Loop

REVOLUTION runway and selling event presented by Sanford-Brown College (formerly the International Academy of Design and Technology,) Sanford-Brown College will present REVOLUTION, a runway show featuring innovative creations from the schools junior, senior and graduate fashion designers.

Official Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week event!

 

 

 

Thursday, October 16 STEAM STUDIO ReImagine Jazz Collection Student Runway and Selling Event

 

Style Bias: Street Style presented by Hive Chicago featuring STEAM STUDIO students of CPS City of Learning Program

6-8pm, FREE Admisision

Chicago Cultural Center (Sidney R. Yates Gallery), 78 E. Washington St.

Neighborhood: The Loop

Style Bias: Street Style presented by Hive Chicago featuring STEAM STUDIO students of CPS City of Learning Program is a pop-up design studio and maker space will showcase the output of efforts youth apply to media production skills, creative techniques, and design thinking to solve real-world challenges. STEAM STUDIO is inspired by design, innovation, and pop culture with a focus influenced by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in Chicago’s Public Schools. STEAM STUDIO participants earn fashion focused digital badges in design, photography, collaboration, completing projects through the Chicago City of Learning Program.

Official Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week event!

 

 

 

Friday, October 17

 

StyleChicago.com presents The Art of Fashion (Runway Show)

6-7:30pm: Cocktail Reception; 7:30pm: Runway Show

Tickets are $55-$115 and available through StyleChicago.com, FashionChicago.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1.800.838.3006

Millennium Park (Chase Promenade North tent), 201 E. Randolph St.

Neighborhood: The Loop

StyleChicago.com hosts its 8th season of The Art of Fashion runway show in Millennium Park featuring the Spring ’15 collections of 12 top Chicago designers, including Alyce Paris, Annie A. Clothing, Calvin Tran, Christina Karin, Eva Pazola, Hector Javier-Monarrez, Heidi Hess, J. Toor, Mark Roscoe, Shernett Swaby, Squasht and Voyeur by Vex.  

Official Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week event

 

 


Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19

Saturday, Oct. 18: 10am-6pm; Sunday, Oct. 19: 11am-5pm
FREE Admission
Millennium Park (Chase Promenade North and South tents), 201 E. Randolph St.
Neighborhoood: The Loop

 

FashionChicago® Designer Shopping Event

FashionChicago®, the StyleChicago.com designer shopping event in Millennium Park in the Chase Promenade North tent. The 10th season of this shopping extravaganza will feature more than 35 of Chicago’s best apparel, jewelry and accessory designers, including the following:

Anna Hovet * Ananda Chicago * Annie A. Clothing * Atira Design * Barbara Keisman * Blank Nation Apparel * Boudage Pearls * Brynn Capella * Calvin Tran * Christina Karin * Crystal B. Designs * Dana Reed Designs * DWNS by Debra Ward * Ellu. custom handbags * Enfiniti Clothing & Accessories * Hand Jive Clothing * Heidi Hess Designs * Irisari * J. Toor * Jennifer Reeves Designs * K. Amato * Kuhfs * Laura Takataka * Mata Traders * Michelle Tan * Mountain Hides * Mooya Bags * Nomadic Ant * Phoebe Nixon Designs * Rho Silk * Ricorso * Sharon Delacruz * She Beads * Soundchick Accessories * Squasht * Susan Elizabeth Designs * TherArt Jewelry * Tsonga * Voyeur by Vex

Join StyleChicago.com to celebrate its 10th anniversary and 5th straight October in Millennium Park with the launch of sister website, FashionChicago.com.

 

Northern Grade 

Northern Grade is a mobile menswear market featuring vendors of products manufactured in the United States. Items for sale include clothing, footwear, gear, games, paper goods, grooming supplies and much more. Featuring some of Chicago finest brands: Drift Eyewear, Filthy Razors, Fourth is King, Kaehler 1920, Stock Mfg. Co and many more!.

The following designers will be at the Northern Grade event:

American Trench Kramer & Stoudt
Dehen 1920 Locally Grown Clothing
Dickies Miansai
Drift Eyewear Noble Denim
Field Ohio Knitting Mills
Field Notes Pierrepont Hicks
Filthy Razors Sanborne Canoe
Fourth is King Shockoe Denim
Kaehler 1920 Stock Mfg. Co.
 

 

 

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