When: October 17, 2013 6-8PM
Where: Fashion Focus Tent at Millennium Park | 201 East Randolph Street | Chicago, IL 60601
Presented by: Macy’s
Music by: DJ Megan Taylor of FIG Media
Sponsors: CS Magazine, Ford Models, Mario Tricoci, Blue Plate, Uber, Vita Frute and Fashion Focus Chicago
What’s Happening: VIP Cocktail Reception 6PM | Special VIP Seating 7PM | Runway Show 7:30PM
If there’s one thing I love about this city, it’s that less than ideal weather conditions never keep the local scenesters at home! Despite gray skies and pouring rain – we still saw all of Chicago’s fashion goers inside the Millennium Park white tent as Fashion Focus (our city’s fashion week) continued in full force with the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI). CFI was first unveiled in 2008, and features six emerging designers in residence for a year-long term. The designers are given a space on the 11th floor of Macy’s, as well as resources and mentoring to launch their careers in fashion. The show featured Spring 2013 collections from the six current designers in residence: Rachel Frank, Sarah Church, Elizabeth Smith Fashions by LaTonya Williams, Lagi Nadeau, Christina Karin by Christina Monley, Blank Nation Apparel by Brooke Conrady. Joining them on stage were designs by CFI alums Anna Hovet, Modahnik by Kahindo Mateene, CFAN Design Inc. by Christina Fan, Cettina by Concetta Cipriano, Miriam Cecilia Carlson, Zamrie by Ashley Zygmunt, Gidi by Taneasha Prunty and Crystal B. Designs by Crystal Simms. Tunes by DJ Megan Taylor of FIG Media (one of our favorites!) brought the show to light, as the who’s who of Chicago mingled for a VIP cocktail reception continuing into an exceptionally produced show! Energy was high and the crowd pleased. What more could you ask for! We are already marking our calendars for next year – CFI is not to be missed!
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