Tag: Chicago fashion

SAIC presents art and fashion on the runway

Ana Kim design
The room was filled with electricity as over 500 fashionistas, art lovers and supporters gathered around a packed runway at Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute to witness art and fashion on display presented by 20 of Chicago‘s emerging designers. And they did not disappoint! Students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s... Read more »

Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveils a 25 year retrospective at opening party

Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveiled a 25 year retrospective at opening party at City Gallery Water Tower Place.
Noted and beloved Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto celebrated the opening of her exhibition, “Maria Pinto 25 Years,” at City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower on September 10. In collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the exhibition celebrates Pinto’s first 25 years of working at the intersection of art... Read more »

Ikram's 15th anniversary celebration: Fashion, royalty and fantasy

Josh and Ikram Goldman with Kenwood Academy Band in the background.
IKRAM, the name alone evokes images of high couture, fantasy fashions and all things chic. So it was no surprise that for her 15th anniversary in Chicago, guests came from across the globe to play in her world of fun and fashion for an over-the-top-in-a-good-way three day celebration. The weekend-long party brought out over 200... Read more »
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Patrick Sharp Hosts Private Party to Celebrate Zegna's New Look

Brandon Bollig, Patrick Shark, and Michael Kostka
Dressed from head to toe in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture and looking “sharp”, Stanley Cup champion and Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Sharp hosted a hot private party at Zegna’s newly redesigned store on the Mag Mile at 645 N. Michigan.  More than 200 friends and fans turned out to celebrate the store’s new look that’s based on... Read more »

Garfield Park Conservatory's Fleurotica 2013: Fantastic Flowery Fashions (Video!)

Garfield Park Conservatory’s Fleurotica 2013 was a visual feast at the MCA with almost 500 stylish guests in attendance on Wednesday, June 12. Co-chaired by Deirdre Koldyke, Whitney Lasky and Shauna Montgomery, this “haute” fashion show featured flowery designs by 30 of Chicago’s top floral and landscape artists. It was thrilling to go behind the... Read more »

The School of the Art Institute Chicago's "The Walk" 2013: Cutting Edge Fashion in the Windy City (Video!)

It was a night filled with fashion, but not the kind you are used to seeing on a runway.  No my friend, this was the 79th annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) “The Walk”, arguably the most creative and innovative fashion show of its kind in the country!  More than 90 design... Read more »
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Strike a Pose: Chicago Cubs players and their wives hit the runway for charity

Event hosts Kim and David DeJesus
Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim hosted more than 275 guests at the River East Arts Center on January 17 for their inaugural “Strike a Pose” fashion show benefitting their non-profit, David DeJesus Family Foundation.  The show featured Cubs players and their wives walking the runway in fashions from the 900 North... Read more »

Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)

Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)
NEXT Fashion Chicago 2012 hit the runway at Germania Place this month and featured hot local talent, great fashions, celebs and four-legged friends, too!  Produced by Rose Mandel and Marco Foster, a portion of the night’s proceeds went to PAWS Chicago.  I co-hosted with NBC’s Marcus Riley.  See video below and for more photos by... Read more »

My FIVE Top Fashion Picks on Luxury Garage Sale: Fall is Fabulous! LOOK!

My FIVE Top Fashion Picks on Luxury Garage Sale:  Fall is Fabulous!  LOOK!
I was so honored to have been asked by Luxury Garage Sale to sift through their fabulous fashions and pick my top five!  It was no easy task with pages upon pages of beautiful couture offerings but it was a very fun challenge that I happily accepted.  Check out my choices and see what you... Read more »
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Chicagoan Strikes Gold at New York Fashion Week!

Actress/designer India de Beaufort (L) and model.
One of the top emerging designer collective showcases during New York Fashion Week, was created AND produced by Chicago’s very own Dionne Williams.  Now in its 4th season, “EMERGE!  A Fashion Runway Show”, recently showcased the spring 2013 collections of an elite group of emerging designers from around the world. The organizers for this  highly... Read more »