Thursday, December 31, 2015

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

Fab Fashion Law News from 2015--

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It's the time of year--and frankly the last day--do to these listicles discussing the year that was.  While we've retired our weekly Tuesday Tops feature (which still has great stuff to check out), we still like the idea of compiling solid, handy lists.  

Since fashion law is our specialty, and we want you to stay as up-to-date as possible on our favorite field, we're listing the Top Fashion Law Stories of 2015.  Let's hit it backwards, starting with last week...
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Fashion Law Is Back on Capitol Hill--Child Labor Laws for Fashion Shows










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Can't wait for more fashion law news in 2016!


Monday, December 21, 2015

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Smooth Gentlemen

Gents!  Allen Edmonds Has You Covered--

Guys, we know accessorizing can often be quite the task, but Allen Edmonds is making it easy--and even easier for students!  Whether you're already in the job market, or preparing to get there, AE has all you need to impress every onlooker in your path.

'Tis the season to be snazzy!


Sunday, December 20, 2015

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

France Takes A Stand Against Unhealthy Modeling--

Just as U.S. Congresswoman Meng (D-NY) is working to address child labor issues in the United States, France is working to improve the culture of fashion modeling in one of the industry's oldest markets.


To ensure the reforms are real, France is requiring doctors' approval for models to participate in shows, proving they are not too thin, and healthy enough to take the catwalk.  This is a major step in an industry that's been fighting labor health and image issues for so long.  The bill passed by the French National Assembly also requires photos which have edited a model's appearance to note what edit was made.  

Similar to the laws already in place in Italy, Spain, and Israel, France's law includes fines for modeling agencies and advertisers in non-compliance.  While there is no law of this kind in America, we hope this is the start of a trend to promote not only healthy bodies in the modeling industry--of all sizes, but positive body images and high self-esteem, too.

Cheers to France on this move. 



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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

Fashion Law Back On Capitol Hill--

Now this is fashion law!  Following many attempts (and surely more to come) to get protection for fashion designs, there is a new push for legislation in the fashion industry. U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-New York) has filed the Child Performers Protection Act of 2015.  Never before have we seen child labor standards of this sort at the federal level.

Being a patchwork of regulations across the state for so many years, child labor regulations could now see national standards. Representative Meng's billl, H.R. 3383, amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, updating child labor standards for performers including actors and models. The legislation prohibits employers or contractors from: (1) employing any child performer unless a trust is set up to receive at least 15% of their earnings, (before accepting work) to be held inaccessible until they reach the age of 18; and (2) compensating a child performer in any form besides cash wages, exclusive of board, lodging, or facilities.   Accepting in-kind payment is great sometimes, but it should definitely be a mere bonus.  It'll never pay for college or be a base for financial security and good savings habits.  Anyone working should be compensated--no matter the age.  So many brands make more than enough to properly compensate their coveted talent.

As a legislative lawyer, I am excited to see this issue before the legislature.  It is a long time coming, even with the Council of Fashion Designers of America having offered guidelines on model treatment for sometime now.  Always an industry leader, CFDA has offered a strong health initiative, with self-imposed rules to bar models under 16 from runway shows, educate on eating disorders and empower positive body images, and offer fitness education as well. Designer and Boss role model Diane von Furstenberg has made her own pushes for fair and appropriate treatment of models, most recently during fashion week.  Surely this foundation will be helpful in passing H.R. 3383.  While few bills pass any legislature as they arrive, this bill takes a great step forward in parity and standardization in the fashion industry.  Protecting models and easing the labor challenges and disparities is a much-needed step forward.  

The bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  We'll be watching.



For more on labor issues in the fashion industry, check out these posts:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Honors

Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps!

Brought to us in 1775, the United States Marine Corps celebrates 240 years of excellence.  The USMC is America's first line of defense in any battle, long-time protectors of the President, and United States Embassies in all other nations, the Marines have maintained their title as "The Few, The Proud".  According to their hymn, they even guard the streets of heaven.  



Latin for "always faithful," Semper Fidelis became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what.


These distinguished service providers take their pledge and oath to protect our nation more than seriously.  Equipped with the toughest and most scrutinizing training of any armed force, this elite group produces fierce fighters and model citizens.





Thursday, November 5, 2015

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

Big Brands Keep Fighting Fakes--

Counterfeits are making waves in the fashion industry and it's nothing good.  In recent months, designers have had to step their protection game up in several ways, just to keep the infringers at bay.  As reported earlier this week, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Celine and others have sought a slew of design patents to protect their creations.  


The lack of copyright protection in America makes protection a bit of a challenge.  Trade dress, trademark, and patents are heavily depended on, but take some time to secure.  Stella McCartney had to sue Steve Madden for infringement on her "Falabella" bag--a bag already holding 2 design patents for its continuous chain design.  Tory Burch also came up big recently in fighting for her "Isis Cross" trademark. She won $38.9M in a lawsuit against Lin & J to protect her trademark.  Despite claiming victory over YSL, Louboutin is still awaiting trademark validity from the EU.  This stems from their 2013 battle with Van Haren infringing on the red soles.  

While keeping us showered with designs for the new season, designers have to keep an eye on the counterfeit market.  According to NetNames, a London-based brand protection firm, counterfeiting is getting a consistent boost from e-commerce, channeling sales up about 15%.  Much of the items are sourced through China--nearly 70%.  The raw materials are there.  The factories are there. And, the labor is pretty inexpensive.  An NYC couple was was just charged with conspiring to traffic counterfeits after being caught with over 130,000 counterfeit items in their rented warehouse.  Many of the goods were said to have been sourced from China.  It's the largest source, but certainly not the only.   

Counterfeiting is about 2% of world trade--equating to about $1trillion, according to the International Chamber of Commerce.  Make no mistake, many purchasers of counterfeits were never going to purchase the real thing anyways.  But, some were, and got bamboozled.  Whether they were looking for the real thing or just something to pass at a quick glance, the harm done by fakes doesn't change.  There's a cost far greater than the black market price. 


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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

Fashion Group International Chicago - Night of Stars!

*Get your tickets now!  This fab fashion event is next week, and you do not want to miss it.

FGI's Chicago Region stays busy making its mark in the Chic City.  This year, the big Night of Stars Gala will be no different.  A night at the Ritz Carlton will most certainly be one not to be missed.  Honorees for the evening include:


  • Stargazer Retail Award -- Neiman Marcus
  • Stargazer Oracle Award -- Ken Downing
  • Stargazer Platinum Award -- Badgley Mischka
  • Stargazer Humanitarian Award – Nina Mariano 
  • Stargazer Interior Design Award – Nate Berkus 
  • Stargazer Beauty Award -- Cle de Peau
  • Stargazer Jewelry Award -- Ippolita

Join us on Thursday, November 12.  Do not miss out.

Check out the details below and get your tickets now!



Sunday, October 25, 2015

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

Louboutin Adds Protection with Design Patents--

Fab shoemaker Christian Louboutin is always working to protect his brand.  His latest attempt has been obtaining a design patent for his spiked toe design.  He's already overcome the red sole battle, and is now continuing on in making sure there's no confusion as to what belongs to him and only him.

In addition to the spiked toe patent, CL has about 10 others.  His design patents include some of his lace-up boots and stuffed flats...surely more are to come.  Be careful doing your fall and winter shopping.  There's likely to be fakes out there.  Christian isn't the only one protecting his brand with every design protection option possible.  Jimmy Choo, YSL (a former Louboutin opponent in court), and Celine are just a few others also taking the protection to the next level.





With the counterfeit market grossing in the billions, no chances can be taken! 


For more on Intellectual Property Basics, click here.  And for a plethora of fashion law news and tips, click here


Thursday, October 15, 2015

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

2015 John Marshall Fashion Law Symposium:  China.net--

JMLS is holding the next installment of their Fashion Law Symposium--this time focusing on the global fashion market.  Panelists will discuss western influences on the Chinese market, how the global market is growing, and enjoy a fashion show by Chinese designer Elizabeth Jia!




John Marshall has made a huge mark in Fashion Law through its Fashion Law Society.  This event promises not to disappoint.

Get your tickets here!



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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

Fashion Group International Chicago - Night of Stars!

FGI's Chicago Region stays busy making its mark in the Chic City.  This year, the big Night of Stars Gala will be no different.  A night at the Ritz Carlton will most certainly be one not to be missed.  Honorees for the evening include:

  • Stargazer Retail Award -- Neiman Marcus
  • Stargazer Oracle Award -- Ken Downing
  • Stargazer Platinum Award -- Badgley Mischka
  • Stargazer Humanitarian Award – Nina Mariano 
  • Stargazer Interior Design Award – Nate Berkus 
  • Stargazer Beauty Award -- Cle de Peau
  • Stargazer Jewelry Award -- Ippolita

Join us on Thursday, November 12.  Do not miss out.

Check out the details below and get your tickets now!



Sunday, October 11, 2015

B.A.F.F.LE.D. Fashion Fix

Jordan Brand Store Opening Soon in Chicago!

Get ready Jumpman Fans!  The Jordan Brand is set to open its all-Jordan-everything store in Chicago, Saturday October 24th.  Unlike other co-branded stores in the past, this store will be 100% Jordan Brand.  The #FromChicagoForChicago campaign is getting everyone excited about the launch.  It's only right a store like this blaze its trail in the Windy City.



After a beyond successful NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan is staying true to the City that loves him.  The store will be located at 32 S. State Street, right in the heart of the Chicago Loop shopping district.  This is the next step in the skyrocketing growth of Jordan's career with Nike. So many players, across several sports, are rocking this brand.  It clearly has a life all its own.  


Welcome home.  


Thursday, October 1, 2015

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Recognizes

Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is here, and it's time to step up the awareness of 2 major causes.  Yes, they are important issues each and every day of the year.  However, we want to take the time to heighten awareness, so it stays a priority throughout the year.

To help in doing this, we encourage you all to show your support.  There are so many ways!  Like last year, we will be taking a cue from the "Mean Girls" movie, wearing pink on Wednesdays to show support for breast cancer awareness.  And, to note domestic violence awareness, we're wearing purple on Thursdays!  

Fashion for a cause--It's the B.A.F.F.L.E.D. way! 

Share your pics on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook with these hashtags!

#WearPinkWednesdaysBCA


#WearPurpleThursdaysDVA

Join is as we raise awareness this month, share ways to donate to these critical causes, and take our world step-by-step on the path to better.  

Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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

Fast Fashion Has In-Fighting Over Copies--

Retailer H&M is suing its fellow fast fashion colleague, Forever 21 over copyright infringement.  H&M claims Forever 21 is selling a "Beach Please" bag, distinctly made for H&M, which was also registered for a copyright this past June.  The sales have continued even after cease and desist letters.

The story here seems to be a tad bit more about the irony of one fast fashion retailer suing another.  Both are widely known for taking designs straight from the runway to their quick manufacturers, then sales floor within weeks.  Forever 21 is said to have commissioned one of their loyal Chinese manufacturers for the H&M bag copy.  Both retailers have been sued over copies in the past--several times. 

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.  Forever 21 is known for settling their infringement suits under the table.  Maybe this will be no different.   There are many arguments on both sides for protection of fashion designs expanding past prints and patterns.  Usually, the fight is between a luxury retailer and fast fashion giant...or even a boutique designer and established retailer.  How will 2 common infringers settle it? Nevertheless, there's something more to be hammered out here.  

For more on fashion law and infringement's damage, check out these posts!

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

Fashion Focus CHICago!

The fashion week baton is being passed to the Windy City.  The 10th Anniversary of Fashion Focus CHICago begins Sunday, October 4 and the week of events is--chic, of course.  With a plethora of socials, runways shows, and participation by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Chicago's fashion week will certainly not disappoint.




Check out this calendar of events and mark your calendars!

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Admission is free unless otherwise noted.
(schedule is subject to change)

Sunday, October 4

 

Latino Fashion Week presents Youth Fashion Day at Block Thirty Seven

Block Thirty Seven
108 N. State St., 3rd Floor
2–5pm
Presented by Latino Fashion Week, the Youth Fashion Day at Block Thirty Seven will feature fashion skills workshops for 12- to 19-year-olds, including an AWSUM (Amazing-Wonderful-Super-Unique-Me) Panel, motivational speakers and a Style Wars fashion challenge by (PRO)jectUS. An event highlight will be a performance by the Ángel Quinceañeras dancers with a runway show featuring the latest in style and Quinceañera dresses by celebrity designer Adan Terriquez. Admission is free, but registration is required. For registration information, please visit LatinoFashionWk.com/Tickets.


Fashions on Fleek Runway Presentation

Downtown/Loop: Marriott Hotel
541 N. Rush St.
4–7pm
The Fashions on Fleek will feature classy and glitzy fashions that will sure to turn heads. Runway presentations by Mania Couture Clothing Store, Daline Boutique and Sasha'Neva Boutiques. Admission price starts at $30. Free gift bag with VIP ticket purchase. For ticket information visit: celebfash.wix.com/sashaneva-boutiques

The Fashion Market/KMT/Pink Sugar: Instillation Runway with Borris Powell

Downtown/Loop: Pink Sugar Beauty Boutique
23 W. Hubbard St., 4th Floor
2:30–5:30pm
Enjoy the runway and fashion instillation of one of Chicago's hottest fashion designers -- Borris Powell! Guests will be treated to an exciting look at his spring and fall collections as well as an opportunity to meet the dynamic and charming Borris Powell in an intimate setting. Admission is $20. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Monday, October 5

 

Our Fashion, Our Heritage: Haiti Fashion Week Preview

Block Thirty Seven
108 N. State St., 3rd Floor
12 Noon–6pm shopping, 6:30pm ticketed runway
Hitting the Chicago runway for the first time, Haiti Fashion Week will host a runway and selling event with its top designers. The “Our Fashion, Our Heritage” theme will cover 500 years of Haiti’s existence with a modern twist to appeal to a 21st century audience. The shopping event is free and general admission for the runway event is $15. VIP tickets are $25 and includes a swag bag. To purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite.

Shops by African Fashion Week Chicago

Block Thirty Seven
108 N. State St., 3rd Floor
10am–8pm
Meet the designers from African Fashion Week Chicago and shop the collections from the September runway shows. For complete details for this free shopping event, visit fashionfocuschicago.org.

Sarah Kuenyefu Collection Shopping Event by Appointment

Woodlawn: Sarah Kuenyefu
1510 E. 63rd St.
By appointment
Customers can trade the chaos of shopping for a 1-on-1 private viewing with designer, Sarah Kuenyefu. Ladies will have the option of buying off the showroom floor or ordering custom items. Admission is free and appointments can be scheduled by email at:Skccollection@gmail.com

Miglio Di Mario Uomo Fall 2015 Showcase

Bronzeville: 436 E. 47th St.
10am–7pm
Stop and shop fall 2015 fabrics and silhouettes for men’s apparel and accessories in the showroom of custom suit maker Bruce Gage of Miglio Di Mario Uomo. Admission is free. For more information, visit Facebook.com/Miglio-Di-Mario-Uomo.

Tuesday, October 6

 

From the Runway to the Streets; Fall/Winter Runway Makeup Trends Demonstration by Make Up First

Downtown/Loop: Make Up First, School of Makeup Artistry
100 N. LaSalle St.
12 Noon–2pm
Instructors from Chicago's own makeup artistry vocational school, Make Up First, will present four makeup "looks", taken from the Runways, and demonstrate how each look can easily be recreated. Admission is $15 and attendees will receive gift bags that include professional cosmetics, raffle entry, and access to the in-school store. For tickets and information visit, www.makeupfirst.com.

 

Wednesday, October 7

 

NEXT Fashion Chicago 2015

Block Thirty Seven
108 N. State St., 3rd Floor
5:30-9pm shopping (open to the public)
6pm VIP cocktail reception and red carpet
This European-style runway spectacular, now in its fourth season, will feature established and emerging designers. The evening will include the "NEXT GENERATION Fashion Design Challenge," award presentations, special guests and more! For tickets and additional information, visit nextfashionchicago.com.

Be-You-Tiful Fashion Night Out

West Town: M.GO Fashion Salon and Spa
1501 W. Chicago Ave.
6–9pm
Be-You-Tiful Fashion Night Out in the West Town Neighborhood Chicago will present a dynamic evening of fall/winter fashion & beauty trends and tips. ICON Model House beauties will strut the catwalk showcasing M.GO Fashion Company & Dynamic Salon Makeovers. In collaboration with local food and drink partners a tasting hour is included that will be topped off with a desert bar and Swag Beauty Bags. Attendees will also receive a 15% shopping event discount on handmade beauty product launch and fashion collections. Admission is free. For complete details, visit http://dynamicsalon.com.

Thursday, October 8

Virgin Hotels Chicago presents Chicago Fashion Incubator Designer Showcase
Virgin Hotels Chicago, The Commons Club
203 N. Wabash Ave.
5pm
Virgin Hotels Chicago is thrilled to support young designers and to help enhance the fashion community in Chicago at a fashion event showcasing the work of 10 emerging, Chicago-based designers from the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street including Anna BrownAgnes HamerlikOlivia HwangShruti KirtiStephanie KuhrGrace Lee-LimLagi NadeauTaneasha PruntyMasha Titievsky, and Gabrielle Zwick. Doors open at 4:30pm. Admission is free, but tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be requested by sending an email to VHCFashionShow@skoogproductions.com.

(PRO)jectUS presents STYLE BIAS: Street Style | Fashion Presentation & Marketplace

Block Thirty Seven
108 N. State St., 3rd Floor
5–10pm marketplace, 6pm fashion presentation
(PRO)jectUS presents the second annual Style Bias: Street Style Fashion Presentation and Marketplace featuring Chicago's next generation designers and artists along with established brands making up this year's runway program. The event begins at 5pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, featuring “mocktails” for the under 21 crowd provided by The Violet Hour. This event is sponsored by Kenneth Cole and the Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning at the Chicago Community Trust. Admission is free, but registration is required. For registration information, please visit this event on Eventbrite.
For a preview, take a look inside of last year's presentation: vimeo.com

Happy Hour Shopping Party Featuring Chicago Brands

West Town: Squasht Boutique
2556 W. Chicago Ave.
5–8pm
Shop handmade, shop local and shop small with a Happy Hour Shopping Party featuring Squasht Boutiques house brands and receive a 20% storewide discount. Other Chicago apparel and accessory designers will also be featured including WulfkaAnna HovetKali Clothing, and Megan Lee Designs. Specialty cocktails by Jo Snow Syrups and light snacks will be served and admission is free.

Friday, October 9

 

StyleChicago.com presents the Art of Fashion Runway

Millennium Park, Chase Promenade
201 E. Randolph St.
6pm VIP cocktail reception and red carpet, 7:30pm runway show
Back for its ninth season, this popular show will feature new Spring/Summer 2016 collections from 10 of Chicago’s finest designers. Designers include past favorites Calvin Tran, Shernett Swaby, Eva Pazola and J.Toor. To purchase tickets, visit StyleChicago.com.

Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11

 

ALTAI Coats Designer Shopping Event

Wicker Park/Bucktown: ALTAI Coats
1917 N. Damen Ave.
Friday, Saturday 4-7pm; Sunday Noon-5pm
Discounts. Drinks. LuxuryCoats. Clair Barnes, designer of Altai Coats, will host an evening of shopping for luxury outwear, apparel and accessories. Attendees will receive discounts on the newest outwear styles. Admission is free. Wine and snacks will be provided. www.altaicoats.com

Saturday, October 10

 

StyleChicago.com presents FashionChicago®

Millennium Park, Chase Promenade
201 E. Randolph St.
10am–6pm
This shopping extravaganza features more than 30 of Chicago’s best apparel, jewelry and accessory designers. For a list of participating designers, visit FashionChicago.com or StyleChicago.com.

The Fashion Market: Instillation Runway with Borris Powell

Downtown/Loop: Pink Sugar
23 W. Hubbard St., 4th Floor
Time tbd
Enjoy the runway and fashion instillation of one of Chicago's hottest fashion designers -- Borris Powell! Guests will be treated to an exciting look at his spring and fall collections as well as an opportunity to meet the dynamic and charming Borris Powell in an intimate setting. This is a not-to-be-missed fashion week runway event! Admission is $20. For more information, visitthefashionmarketdesigners.weebly.com.

Fashion Saves Lives Grand Opening Shopping Event

Roscoe Village: Monarch Thrift Shop
2866 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Doors open at 11am, fashion show at 7pm
Put your purchase dollars to building strong communities and look fabulous doing it at the Monarch Thrift Shop grand opening event, Fashion Saves Lives. The shopping event will feature sales, ribbon cutting by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez and Alderman Carlos Rosa, and a spectacular fashion presentation styled by Internationally published celebrity stylist and owner of couture designs, Verneccia LaShay Fashion House. Admission is free. For more information visit, www.MonarchThriftShop.com.

Fashion Forward 2015! Emerging Designer Runway

East Lakeview: Second Unitarian Church of Chicago
656 W. Barry Ave.
6:30-9:30pm
Fashion Forward 2015! Emerging designer runway showcases hosted by the Fashion Market featuring some of Chicago’s top emerging talent including Rich CasualSuper Tight ApparelM.H.O.D.Luz Esparza Design, Alecia Denise and E. Kaye Collection. Admission is free but RSVP is requested, thefashionmarketdesigners.weebly.com.

“Inspired” Fashion and Art Exhibition 

Ashburn/Wrightwood: Gallery Seven Nine
2449 W. 79th St.
VIP early entry 6pm; doors open 6:45pm; show starts 7pm
"Inspired" is a collaborative fashion and art exhibition that takes a unique look at fashion and those who wear it. Gallery Seven Nine hosts this groundbreaking program with artists that post new boundaries and expose self-reflecting truths through fashion, spoken word and art with Chicago-based designer Ms. Khalilah of Cayenne Couture Atelier, and the art of Rain Wilson, inspired by the book, Diesecting Imperfections, by Davi M. Guest. Ticket prices range from $45-75. VIP ticketholders have early entry, an exclusive meet and greet with the artists and receive a gift bag with fashionable treats. After the show event attendees can walk through the exhibit and enjoy cocktails/beverages and hors d’oeuvres. For more information visit inspiredfashion.splashthat.com. Free admission to the exhibit on October 11.

Innovators Wanted: Modern Day Threads Runway Event

Avondale: Avondale Park
3516 W. School St.
7:30-9:30pm
Modern Day Threads Runway Show is presented by J.Inspired Events and will feature 7-8 emerging and pioneers of contemporary design including Chicago designers Annie AGidiIridiumPRSVR, and Alex Carter along with other American designers, the Yen Company and Chevalier Homme. This event is an introduction to a new bi-annual event in Chicago that will be open to all emerging designers. The theme for this program, "Innovators Wanted," is a call to encourage fashion designers and celebrate the current pioneers of contemporary fashion. Tickets are $30 – 60. VIP ticket holders receive free gift bags. To purchase tickets for the runway and RSVP free 21+ age post-show industry mixer at City Soles, 1514 N Milwaukee Ave visit, jinspiredevents.com.

Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11

 

Northern Grade Menswear Selling Event

Wicker Park/Bucktown: The Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave.
11am–7pm Saturday, 11 am–5pm Sunday
Northern Grade, the mobile menswear market, will feature vendors of products manufactured in the United States, including Chicago vendors Stock Manufacturing Co. and Field Notes. Items for sale include apparel, footwear, gear, games, paper goods, grooming supplies and much more.

Chicago Fashion Incubator Designer Shopping Event

Downtown/Loop: iD
375 W. Erie St.
10am–6pm
A fashion trunk show and selling event with the designers from the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street including past and current designers in residence Agnes Hamerlik, Lagi Nadeau, Olivia Hwang, Anna Brown, Alyssa Kahle, Shruti Kirti, Grace Lee-Lim, Masha Titievsky and Gabrielle Zwick. For more information, please visit: www.idchicago.com. Admission is free.

Sunday, October 11

 

FaSHUN 101 with Shun Melson: The Basics for Fashion Stylists

Near West Side: Kiwi’s Boutique
1015 S. Western Ave.
11am–3pm
FaSHUN 101 is an introduction to the basic principles behind the styling business. This course is designed for you to learn all the secrets from experienced fashion stylist, Shun Melson. Topics include: how to get started in the fashion industry; how to earn revenue; personal shopping tips; and what should be in your stylist kit. This course includes the inside secrets on client retention, the importance of the high-low fashion industry, and provide the necessities that every aspiring stylist should have in their closet. The course fee is $399 and includes a swag bag and brunch. Register here: www.fashun101chicago.eventbrite.com

The Blending of Art, Fashion and Life Shopping Event

Pilsen: Maybe Sunday
1711 S. Halsted St., Suite 1
2–5pm
Maybe Sunday is a conceptual retail experience featuring contemporary, Chicago-based designer apparel, lifestyle accessories and fine art. Come share a toast with the designers and artists and shop Chicago’s freshest fashions for men and women. Featuring fashion designers include Maybe Sunday, ZachNF, PearNova, and VeggieSomething and artists Jason GuoMcKenzie Thompson,Geoffrey Alan RhodesYuge Zhou, and Joe India. Admission is free.



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