Akira Drinkcessorizes with McDonald's

I’ll take a Frozen Strawberry Leomonade with my maxi dress, please!

The idea of “Drinkcessoriz(ing)” with fashion is no joke, not to Akira or McDonald’s these days. The two have combined efforts to tackle the fashionistas of Chicago in the latest Akira Fashion runway show which hosted in none other than the 2nd floor of the 1950’s McDonald’s restaurant, in downtown Chicago.

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Akira Drinkcessorizes at McDonald’s

The show started with a burst of colors along the runway. Each segment hosted by a different drink to go along with the latest Akira fashions for both men and women. Not just any drink “drinkcessorized” each outfit but a fitting smoothie, or a lemonade or a Coca-Cola, no less would accompany each hot look down the runway.

All around the event folks were munching on McDonald’s fries and burgers to go along with the specialty drinks. Also on hand were local celebs, Kelli Zink, from Celeb TV, “Julian on the Radio” from B96 and Marcus Riley from NBC.

Akira mastermind, Jon Cotay, was mindful to pair McDonald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade (which is my favorite), with pink and yellow looks. Next were fashions that displayed purple and blue hues to compliment the McDonald’s Wild Berry & Strawberry smoothies. After that were the black, red and crème looks that were best suited with McDonald’s Coke and Sweet Tea drinks. Lastly, were the brown and beige collections that were toasted along with the McDonald’s Frappe drinks.

Lots of beautiful colors, shapes and, of course, the shoes by Mia and Jeffrey Campbell worked well. Hair and make-up were designed by the Kelly Cardenas Salon and Ford’s Chicago & LA agencies and Wilhemina provided the gorgeous models for the show. Music was provided by DJ Madrid and an EXCELLENT and exclusive performance was given by world-renowned violinist Katarina Visnevska.

The show was, in a simple term, DELISH!!

Photos courtesy of Joseph Pape -Joseph Pape – j.a.pape@mac.com

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