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.
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 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.
FALL FASHION PREVIEW EVENT!
1754 W. Division, Chicago
and enjoy 25% off all merchandise.
One Night Only
Fall Fashion, Beauty Tips & Teasers
Thomas Vaughan Styling
324 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 19
6:30PM - 10PM
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.
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