Fashion Through Music: Chicago Fashion Foundation Scholarship Awards

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Scholarship winners Ana Leon, K'Lynn Kennedy and Rebecca Lopez.

The Chicago Fashion Foundation and Project Runway contestant Peach Carr hosted their Fourth Annual Scholarshop Event at the Chicago History Museum on March 3rd.  The event, which showcased local fashion students' original designs inspired by Chicago's music scene, awarded $6500 in scholarship money to the top 3 student competitors.

The top prize went to Chicago School of the Art Institute student Ana Leon, who took home a $5000 scholarship for her design inspired by Chicago's jazz scene...The bustier and slim fitting pencil skirt were both cool and hot all at the same time.  K'Lynn Kennedy, from the Intl. Academy of Design and Technology, came in 2nd place for her "Classical Edge" design and Rebecca Lopez, from Columbia College, came in 3rd place for her ensemble inspired by The Maxwell Street blues.  Other contestants included Emma Bottari, Elaine Hoang, Caitlin Lindell, O'Ron Manson and Jasmine Mitchell.  It was the toughest judging I've ever had to do because ALL of the original designs were so creative and so well executed. Congrats to all of Chicago's Top Talent!  It's thrilling to see what's happening in our design community!!

Judges included local designer Lara Miller, 24/7 Chicago's Catie Keogh, Amanda Monteiro of Georgio Armani and moi! 

Special congratulations to CFF's dynamic Board Members who included emcee Kristen Amato, Sandra Enimil, Elizabeth Engquist, Lauren Hutchison, Amanda Lea, Jennifer Lezan, Stacy Neier, Brooke Null, Ashleigh Timchenko, Shatisha Wilks and Abby Zupancic.   (Photos by Caitlin Saville). 

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