One of the shinning stars of Chicago Fashion Week is Latino Fashion Week!!! This year, just like the years before, are offering star studded events that will literally WOW the Chicago Fashion Community. Here is a listing of events for this FAB week...(Just remember that ALL-events are taking place at Zhou B Art Center: 1029 W 35th St. in Chicago -except Tribute to Carlos Santana event)
Tuesday October 9th
Lights, Camera, Action! Red Carpet Media Reception & Fashion Show
Doors Open: 5:30 PM | Reception: 6:00 PM | Runway Show: 7:15 PM
Ryan Chiaverini, Windy City Live and Nina Chantele, Windy City Live & KISS FM, WGCI
This red carpet event will be honoring local media AND include our annual catwalk by our very own local Chicago Celebrities!! Can't miss. Get tickets here.
Wednesday October 10th
A Tribute to Carlos Santana
Event beings promptly at 5:30 PM
Join Nick Verreos, Fashion designer of Nikolaki Design and contestant on the second season of the reality television program Project Runway and Macy's, Vanidades magazine and Latino Fashion Week, “In Conversation” with our panel of experts for a discussion on Carlos Santana’s influence in the music and fashion world. Afterwards enjoy music, light Latin-inspired refreshments and, with any Carlos by Carlos Santana $5O purchase or more made during the event, receive a copy of Santana’s newest album Shape Shifter and limited-edition keychain. This event is FREE!!! So make sure to RSVP ASAP to 1-800-329-8667. Event is taking place at Macy's, 111 North State Street, Dress Department - 4th Floor, Chicago, IL., 60602
Thursday October 11th
Teen and Family Day Fashion Show
Doors Open & Exhibit: 5:00 PM | AWSUM Panel: 6:30 PM | Runway Show: 7:00 PM | Gala Fundraiser & Silent Auction: 8:00 PM
This event main highlight is a Teen Runway Show featuring AKIRA for Men, Nelissa Carrillo and Experimental Couture by Andrea Castro!!! LFW is also committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle and improved self-esteem featuring the AWSUM (Amazing-Wonderful-Super-Unique-Me) Panel Discussion with teen-savvy motivational speakers including Nancy To, Miss Illinois, Nicole Suarez, Univision Television, Patrick Seller, Founder of Vox Populi Magazine and David Sanchez, Ford Models Women’s Agent. Celebrity Guests includes Carolina Ramirez, Univision TV Personality, Elsa Chumacero Miss Illinois Latina 2012, and Paola Cossyleon, Miss Teen Illinois Latina 2012. Get your tickets to this can't miss event here.
Friday October 12th
For the Jetsetter: Haute Couture & Resort Wear
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
VIP Reception & Silent Auction: 6:30 PM | Runway Show: 7:45 PM
LFW hosts a VIP reception honoring Fashion Hope, an organization that builds awareness and raises funds in the fashion industry to help rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking. This will be followed by an exclusive runway show with designs by Eva Chen and a Special Performance by Terisa Griffin from The Voice. DEFINITELY a HUGE event...get your tickets here.
Saturday October 13th
Fashion Shoppers Lounge & Exhibit: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Exhibit & Shopping: 6:00 PM | VIP Reception: 7:00 PM | Runway Show: 8:00 PM
This glamorous evening, hosted by Vanidades Magazine, begins with a VIP Celebrity status reception, followed by our finale runway show including collections of national and international designers, including an informal modeling presentation by Experimental Couture by Andrea Castro, Argemiro Sierra , Yirko Sivirich, and Vanidades Magazine’s featured designer, Gabriela Moya. Celebrity guests include Carlos Anaya, Celebrity Journalist and a Special Performance by Andy Vargas, lead singer of the Carlos Santana Band. Tickets for this stellar event are sold here.
** Hope to see everyone at Latino Fashion Week starting tomorrow....trust me, this is a week that one cannot miss**
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