Fashion Focus Chicago 2013

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Chicago Fashion Facts:

  • Home to more than 400 local designers living and working in Chicago.
  • Home to more than 300 independent boutiques working around the clock to bring the best in eclectic fashion to our style-conscious and diverse community.
  • Home to some of the top accredited fashion colleges in the country.
So, yeah, Chicago needs to have its own Fashion Week!

In its ninth year, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE), along with the assistance of the Mayor’s Fashion Council, presents Fashion Focus Chicago 2013, a week-long celebration of Chicago‘s thriving fashion industry. 

From October 15th through October 20th, the city's fashion initiative promotes the independent fashion boutiques and designers in Chicago. Fashion Focus Chicago is a great opportunity for local designers to display their work for large audiences around the city, as well as allows tourists and locals to be exposed to the fashion diversity of the Chicago scene.   Designers, industry professionals, consumers, and artists come together to support emerging and established designers and small local businesses, purchase new trends, learn about the industry, and enjoy Fashion Focus Chicago events throughout the city.

Fashion Focus Chicago will produce a series of runway shows in Millennium Park showcasing the latest looks of emerging and established designers and will produce other premiere events like Industry Day and shopping events (listed below).  Many boutiques and organizations will also be hosting shopping events, trunk shows and industry events around the city.

As a lover of all things Chicago-made, it will be exciting to see runway-level designs from emerging Chicago designers. Well-respected and designers known locally and internationally will also get their time in the spotlight.



FASHION FOCUS CHICAGO 2013 SCHEDULE
[Schedule subject to change]

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Inspiration: Designer and Muse
6:00 pm, Location to be determined
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
 
Maison De LaCour Fashion Presentation
12 noon, Free Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
 
Fashion Focus: Taking it to the Streets
7:30 pm, Free Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
Fashion Focus: Urban Shapeshifters
7:30pm, Free Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
The Art of Fashion Runway Show
6:00 pm VIP Reception / 7:30 pm Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 SHOPPING EVENTS
 
Northern Grade
10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Free Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade South
 
FashionChicago
10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Free Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
 
CLICK HERE for more information about these Fashion Focus events. 


INDUSTRY DAY


Fashion Focus Chicago 2013 supports the local fashion community with industry events including a full day of free education seminars hosted by the Mayor’s Fashion Council and featuring local fashion organizations.  Topics range from intellectual property to sourcing and internationally to mastering social media.  CLICK HERE for more information on Industry Day seminars.
 

 
*  FASHION EVENTS  *

 
invites you to an exclusive
FALL FASHION PREVIEW EVENT!
 

Tuesday, October 15th - 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1754 W. Division, Chicago
(312) 912-9676

Be the first to shop the hottest designer labels for fall
and enjoy 25% off all merchandise.
One Night Only
 
Fashion presentation at 7 pm
 
Style consultations by resident stylist Thomas Vaughan
 
Award winning cocktails by mixologist Misael
 
"The Missile" and Tiger premium lager beer
 
Light bites by Paladar Cuban Restaurant
 
Acupuncture by Dr. Amy Cortis
 
Gift bags for our guests!
 
10% of all sales will go to benefit One Hope United
 
 
 
Le Thrift Consignment Boutique runway [Fashion Fest 2013]
 

Brands we carry: Alice + Olivia, Burberry, Diane von Furstenberg, Prada, Moschino, Max Mara, Gucci, Anthropologie, Roberto Cavalli, St. John, Chanel, Escada, Marc Jacobs, Tods, Bottega Venetta, Akris, Catherine Maladrino, Armani, Theory and so much more.




 
Tuesday, October 15
FREE ADMISSION
5 pm - 9 pm
1754 W. Division Street, Chicago
 
Shop at M.GO FASHION SALON
Fall Fashion, Beauty Tips & Teasers
25% off any purchase Gift Bags for Guests
10% of all sales will go to benefit ONE HOPE UNITED
 
Complimentary Cocktails
 
Featuring Misael “The Missile”
Chicago’s most original bartender

Tiger Beer & Mini Bites too!
 
PALADAR Cuban Restaurant Rum Bar
 
Salon services by M.GO FASHION SALON
 
Complimentary Mini Mani's 5 pm - 7 pm (first come, first serve)
$15 BGEL manicures   $25 BGEL pedicures
$20 Moroccanoil Blowouts
 
 Acupunture by Dr. Amy Cortis
 
Chair Massage Therapist David Mora
 
FASHION STRUT PRESENTATION at 7pm
 
TRUNK SHOW DESIGNERS:
 
M.GO Fashion Co Trendy Fashion
Le Thrift Consignment Boutique
Leen Abozahab Chapeaux Couture
Verneccia Lashay Fashion House
 
FASHION STYLISTS:
Marisol Giraud 
 
"VIA DEL CORSO" A MASQUERADE AFFAIR
 
 
 
An official event of Fashion Focus Chicago
Hosted by Michelle Gomez, Melissa Gomez, Natalie Martinez & Jaslene Gonzalez

Parliament Chicago
324 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 19
6:30PM - 10PM
[ Parliament After Party till 3am ]

Formal attire and mask requested

Proceeds to A Safe Haven

For more information and how to buy tickets click on the image above!


CLICK HERE for a list of more city-wide events happening during Fashion Focus Chicago.  

Celebrate Fashion Focus Chicago with us! 
See how we do it.
 


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