As you may have noticed things around the blog have become a bit blah lately. That's because I've been spending loads of time preparing for the Chicago Fashion Foundation's 5th Annual Scholarship Event and Fashion Show that took place last week! Ten Chicago based aspiring design students presented their interpretations of Chicago's street style to a crowd of over 350 fashion industry professional and enthusiasts at the Chicago Cultural Center. The scholarship competition and runway show hosted by the VH1's "House of Consignment" star Corri McFadden also featured looks from past finalists, "Project Runway" contestant Peach Carr's latest collection, a multitude of fashionable items up for grabs in a silent auction and a best dressed award handed out courtesy of the ladies of Style Block. The designs this year were spectacular and it's a quite treat to see them grow from inspiration board to runway ready! Take a peek at the action...
Director of Global Artistry for Too Faced Cosmetics, Kalina Fernandez, preps a model for the runway
The beautiful Tiffany dome ceiling in the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall
Gift bags galore.
Me and the hubster.
Sadly, I didn't get a great outfit shot that night, but the pant pockets are my favorite feature, they protrude people!
Let's get this party started!
The student designs on the runway
And the winning design by Columbia College student Elena Bobysheva!
The board of the Chicago Fashion Foundation
photos by Francis Son Photography
It was great to see some of my blogging buddies in attendance as well, thanks for the support friends!
The Chicago Fashion Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to maintaining and developing the local fashion industry by providing academic scholarships, professional networking events and mentoring programs. I serve as a Vice President on the board. If you're interested in learning more about our organization, becoming a member, sponsorship opportunties or for general questions feel free to contact me here.