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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.

Fashion design students compete at Eleventh Annual Driehaus Awards

Eleventh Driehaus Awards Runway Show

The Eleventh Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence took place on Apr 27, 2012. Themed Driven by Design, the runway competition was held in a transformed garage space and allowed Chicago’s student fashion designers to showcase their collections to a panel of industry judges.

Chicago fashion designers the highlight of Night in Paris runway show

Night in Paris Runway Show

Union League Club of Chicago held it’s 3rd fashion night on Mar 15, 2012. This year’s theme was inspired by Paris. The event was exclusive to club members and their guests and featured a fashion show with four designers: Thierry Roger, Nora del Buco, Monàrrez Collection and Balani Custom Clothiers.

RAW:Chicago ACTIVATE kicks off the emerging talent showcase season

RAW Chicago Activate

For new and emerging talent it may be challenging to find opportunities to showcase their work. It is great that there is an independent organization that creates such opportunities on monthly basis. RAW hosts collaborative events that feature creations of up and coming photographers, artists and designers.

Spring eco-conscious styles shown at Vert Couture fashion show

Green initiatives and environment friendly products are a growing trend. No surprise that fashion has become a big part of the movement with designers producing eco-conscious and sustainable clothes. Some of these latest styles have been presented at the Vert Couture fashion show.

Chicago Fashion Incubator resident designers show spring collections

During the Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 week four headlining fashion shows were held at the Millennium Park. Presented by Macy’s, the first show was a fundraiser for Chicago Fashion Incubator, an organization that supports new and emerging designers.