Wednesday, October 9, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

Fashion Focus Chicago!

Of course we'd be remiss if we didn't promote Fashion Week in Chicago.  When it comes to fashion, Chicago is definitely on the map.  We not only have a large fashion presence through the entire City, but talent overflowing from every stitch.

Check out these fabulous events, and get them on your calendar!

Tuesday, October 15


Inspiration: Designer and Muse

6pm, Location TBD
Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week kicks-off on Tuesday, October 15 with Designer and Muse. Hosted by the City of Chicago and Michigan Avenue Magazine, the opening event will partner local celebrities in the creative industries (music, culinary, film, theater and dance) with a designer who will create a look for his or her “muse” to be showcased throughout the evening. Pairings will include: Maria Pinto and Jeanne Gang (architecture), Azeeza Khan and Alpana Singh (culinary),Shernett Swaby and Mindy Segal (culinary), Diego Rocha and Naomi Beckwith (visual arts) among others. The event is invitation-only for guests of Michigan Avenue Magazine; however there will be an opportunity for the general public to obtain a limited number of tickets via Fashion Focus Chicago social media (Facebook and Twitter: @FashionFocus) beginning October 1.


Wednesday, October 16


Maison De LaCour Fashion Presentation

12 Noon, FREE Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
New for 2013, designer Julius LaCour will feature his designs for women and men at Maison De LaCour Fashion Presentation. Luxury Management will produce this fashion presentation, presented by Michael Anthony Salon. FREE general admission tickets are SOLD OUT at this time.

Fashion Focus: Taking it to the Streets

7:30pm, FREE Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
Featuring Sarah Stevenson from the Toronto Fashion Incubator and Christine Phung from the Atelier de Paris, an Incubator program in Paris. Chicago designers include:  Lagi NadeauShelby SteinerAgnes HamerlikRandall HillLaura Takataka,Nicole PuszynskiJ. ToorChicago Playground.
The FREE Runway Shows are currently sold out. To be added to a waitlist for the FREE shows on Wednesday or Thursday or to purchase tickets for CLICK HERE.


Thursday, October 17


Fashion Focus: Urban Shapeshifters

7:30pm; FREE Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
Menswear is one of the hottest trends this season and on Thursday, October 17 the Urban Shapeshifters will debut in Chicago. This FREE menswear event will feature local, national and international menswear designers including J. Cheikh,  Michelle Tan, and Jack Cave from Chicago, Brandon Scott, Los Angeles and Rana Rojo, Miami. In partnership with Chicago’s Gallery Aesthete, international designers participating are: Boris Bidjan Saberi, Barcelona; Ann Demeulemeester, Antwerp andComme de Garçons, Tokyo and Paris. FREE general admission tickets (limit 4) are available here on Tuesday, October 1 at 10am. General admission seating is not assigned and is on a first-come, first-served for seats, and then standing room only.
FREE general admission tickets are currently SOLD OUT but you can be added to the waitlist


Friday, October 18


The Art of Fashion Runway Show

6pm VIP Reception/7:30pm Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North’s popular show will feature 10 spring 2014 looks from 10 Chicago-based designers. The VIP event begins at 6pm and the runway starts at 7:30pm. Designers include: Maria Pinto, Calvin Tran, Eva Pazola, Boris Powell, Lily & Migs, Michelle Tan, Hector-Javier MonArrez, Shalini Sharma and Shernett Swaby. Tickets are currently on sale and range from $35-$115.

Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20 Shopping Events


Northern Grade 

Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; FREE Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade South
This mobile menswear market features vendors of products manufactured in the United States. Items for men include clothing, footwear, gear, games, paddles, paper goods, grooming supplies and things you didn’t know you need. for more information. Download the Northern Grade flyer (PDF).


10am-6pm; FREE Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North is hosting their designer shopping event featuring more than 30 of Chicago’s best apparel, jewelry and accessory designers. Dressing rooms will be provided.
Designers include: AndreaGems, Anna Hovet, Archer Townsend, Atir Design, Barbara Keisman, Bourdage Pearls, Buckle Up Babe, Brynn Capella, Calvin Tran, House of Gemmes, Jennifer Reeves Designs, Jules, K. Amato, Lil & Migs, Michelle Tan, Nade Baer, Nomadic Ant, Jewelry, Nora del Busto, Sevigne Atelier, She Beads, Shruti Kirti, Squasht by Les, Susan Elizabeth Designs, Tongue Tied, 4 Tamara Nicole & more. Visit for more information.

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