Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence: The 15th Anniversary Show!

Driehaus Design Initiative celebrated the achievements of emerging Chicago fashion design students at The 15th Anniversary Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 29. The show, themed Reflections, also spotlighted six student alumni who have since launched successful fashion design ventures. The event raised over $140,000 with proceeds from the evening benefiting fashion and …

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Project Runway Season 14, Episode 8: Broadway or Bust & Memorable Quotes

Bright lights of Broadway, Tim Gunn is gunning for ya! The remaining eight designers meet in the lobby of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where the musical “Finding Neverland” is performed and are met by Tim and Matthew Morrison (formerly of “Glee”), the star of the show. This week’s challenge is to create a wearable look for …

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New York Fashion Week Spring '16: Prabal Gurung's Nod To The 70s

   Prabal Gurung‘s SS16 collection was the epitome of femininity and class. His use of formfitting but not overly sexy silhouettes created a sense of sensual drama that could make even the most self-conscious woman feel ready to rule the world. The 70s inspired designs and silhouettes maintained a playful vibe and paid tribute to …

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New York Fashion Week Spring '16: Altuzarra's Bold And Sexy Separates

Altuzarra‘s SS16 collection has been added to my top five list of shows since New York Fashion Week kicked off last Thursday. The ready-to-wear designer sent saturated colors and playful yet powerful items down the runway that work for day and night. Warm weather leathers, tie-dye and military inspired styles all formed an incredibly cohesive …

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New York Fashion Week Spring '16: Nicole Miller Taking It To The Streets

  Nicole Miller has risen to the highest ranks of American ready-to-wear. Her designs serve as the perfect choice for women of all walks of life, from career woman to lady who lunches. Cocktail and day dresses, casual suiting, outerwear and separates are a mainstay in all of her collections, each being timeless yet modern …

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SAIC Presents the Next Generation of Fashion Designers at THE WALK 2015

On May 8, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) held the 81st edition of its annual student fashion show, THE WALK at Millenium Park’s Chase Promenade. The event raised more than $500,000 to support SAIC’s fashion program and student scholarships and was attended by over 1,500 people. Student designers pushed the limitations …

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Chicago Fashion Foundation: A City Within a City Fashion Show and Design Competition

On April 2, the Chicago Fashion Foundation held its eighth annual fashion show and design competition, titled “A City Within a City,” at the Chicago Cultural Center. This year, the competition required fashion design students to create a look inspired by the Merchandise Mart. Fourteen competitors from Columbia College Chicago, Harper College and the School …

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