Friday, November 15, 2013

Fashion Focus Chicago

 The white tents of fashion week made it to Chicago for the 9th annual Fashion Focus: Chicago's Fashion Week! (October 15th - 20th 2013) 

This was my first time attending fashion week in the windy city, despite living there during college. Chicago's Millennium Park is the perfect location for the beautiful fashion shows with the backdrop of the city. The pre-party was a lot of fun and I was lucky to meet a couple of other fashion bloggers from Iowa and Illinois. 

Chicago Fashion Week is celebrated all over the city with fashion shows not just in Millenium Park but in several other locations all over town. It is a week long celebration with trunk shows, runway shows, art shows, and parties.

Several of the runway shows and events are free. I attended two nights of shows. Wednesday night "Taking It To the Streets" runway show was a free event and I quickly picked out two designers I will be keeping my eye on.  Sarah Stevenson and Randall Hill were my definite favorites of the night!

Randall Hill
Photos from Fashion Focus Chicago Website
City of Chicago Photography Services

Sarah Stevenson
Photos From Fashion Focus Chicago Website
City of Chicago Photography Services

 The event I attended on Friday night was a runway show presented by This event did have a ticket price but is one of the most popular shows of the week. It showcases 10 Chicago based designers: Maria Pinto, Calvin Tran, Eva Pazola, Boris Powell, Lily & Migs, Michelle Tan, Hector-Javier MonArrez, Shalini Sharma, Shernett Swaby.

My friend Holly and I before the show started!

Friday Night Red Carpet 
Photograph by Don Marshall Photography

Here are a few of my favorite runway looks from
By Don Marshall Photography

 Maria Pinto Spring 2014

Swaby Spring 2014

Lily & Migs Spring 2014

Lily & Migs Spring 2014

Lily & Migs Spring 2014

Michelle Tan Spring 2014

Monarrez Spring 2014

 Mark Roscoe Spring 2014

Mark Roscoe Spring 2014


1 comment

  1. I am DYING over that Michelle Tan dress. Talk about gorgeous layers!


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