Chicago’s Dress Code
Wednesday, October 19th was a whirlwind. Literally. It didn’t stop raining all day, and the wind my city is famous for threatened to topple trees and people. But despite the wind and dangerously high lake waves, no one was deterred from making an appearance at the biggest fall fashion scene in Chicago.
Dress Code was hosted at the Chicago History Museum. A previous blog post of mine gives more background information on the event. The seating was designed for 450, but about 500 people crowded into the tent for the runway show. Lucky me — I got to sit front row in the press section representing the Museum — I could touch the stage. One of the best seats in the house, and quite frankly, I could get used to it.
Dress Code began with a mini show of the FashioNext designers’ garments which all looked exquisite on stage. The winner was not announced until the end of the entire hour long show — obviously to keep up the suspense.
The rest of the Dress Code runway show exhibited designs from students at four prestigious Chicago schools — International Academy of Design & Technology — Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago.
Below are some of my favorite shots from the show, all taken with Instagram because I just got my first iPhone ever (the 4s) and it is amazinggggg!
I’m so lucky to have been part of such a fabulous event! Already counting down the days until next year! In the meantime, I’m going to keep an eye out on these young designers — I have a feeling we’ll be seeing them at NY and Paris Fashion Week in no time.