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Fashion Reporter covering fashion events, runway shows, gallery openings. Profiling fashion designers, models, makeup artists and hairstylists. Get in touch with Raven on , Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or see her website.

Next runway model’s career kicks off at Fashion Takes Flight

Fashion Takes Flight Runway Show

Fashion Takes Flight, a Fashion Focus Chicago headlining show, is the final challenge that the 5 Mario, Make Me A Model contestants have to face. Walking alongside professional runway models they have their chance to show why they belong on the catwalk.

Next Fashion 2012 a spectacular runway show at historical landmark

Next Fashion 2012 Runway Show

After making headlines last year, Next Fashion came back in 2012 during Fashion Focus Week Chicago. The show was once again a grand success featuring 12 designers with a special presentation from PAWS.

Dress Code showing student designers opens Fashion Focus Chicago

Dress Code Fashion Show

Each year the fashion schools in Chicago hand select the most talented of their students to show their collections at the Fashion Focus’ opening show called “Dress Code”. The show featured 20 of the soon to graduate up and coming fashion designers.

Paparazzi Glamour to wrap up Latino Fashion Week in style

Latino Fashion Week Paparazzi Glamour

“By Latinos for everyone” is the motto of Latino Fashion Week’s 5 day fashion and culture celebration. Held at Zhou B Art Center, the week brought in something different each day from fashion shows and exclusive photoshoots to motivational speakers and VIP receptions.

Shopping, style and runway at Fashion in the Street festival

Fashion In The Street Festival

Coming for the first time to Chicago, “Fashion In The Street” promised to celebrate fashion designers and boutiques in an outdoors festival held in the West Loop. The festival, a collaboration between Benjamin Cottrell Designs and Green Curtain Events, had provided a new challenge for Benjamin who’s been known to tackle and pull off the most extravagant fashion show productions.

Vintage style runway surrounded by skyline views at PLAY Fashion Show

Play Fashion Show

One of the things Chicago is known for it is for its great skyline. The guests attending PLAY Fashion Show and Fundraiser got a chance to admire the beauty of the city skyscrapers from a private rooftop terrace, taste a variety of sangria flavors and watch a fashion show featuring local vintage designers.