Fashion Focus Chicago 2010. Dress Code 2010: Off The Grid

The Dress Code stage featuring Seth Mayerink-Griffin from SAIC

One of the main highlights of each year's Fashion Focus Chicago is the Thursday night show, Dress Code. The stage is set exclusively for students, the next generation of design talent and innovation hailing from four of the city's premiere art and design institutions: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Columbia College Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago (IIAC) and The International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT).This year's Dress Code theme was entitled 'Off the Grid', which allowed plenty of room for the student designers to express themselves in an out-of-box kind of way.

The show is typically a crowd favorite since the audience at Dress Code is treated to a spectacle of color, texture and fabric as the artful, the avant-garde and the sometimes experimental visions of the students come down the runway. But whether the pieces are wearable or walking works of art, the Dress Code show always does its part in allowing us a peek into the future of fashion.

Here were some of the standout looks from Dress Code 2010:

Luis Rodriguez from the Scool of the Art Institute of Chicago

Christina Yi from Columbia College Chicago

Elizabeth Weidner from Columbia College Chicago

Maureen Sullivan from Columbia College Chicago

Amanda-Michelle Olson from IIAC

Suzanne Anderson from IIAC

Audra E. Kaske from IIAC

Hakeem Gayden from IADT

Ashley Huston from IADT

Alexandre Chandoa from IADT

Designer Audra E. Kaske from IIAC with her model

Toni Pescatore from IADT with her model

Designer Ashley Huston from IADT with her model

Designer Alexnadre Chandoa from IADT with his model


Photo Source: Second City Style

-Alia Rajput


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