Five Chicago based fashion designers inspire hope at a Project Runway inspired competition hosted by Heshima Kenya. Each designer was asked to create designs using scarfs from Maisha Collective.
On February 16, 2012 an informal fashion event was held at the House of Blues to raise awareness and funds for Maryville Crisis Nursery to help them continue saving lives by providing short term care for children. Local Chicago artists, fashion and jewelry designers contributed to making the event enjoyable.
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.