Find out what happens when several talented people join forces. Covering various creative sides from fashion to film, each brings a different set of skills to this unique collaboration.
Since making the step of becoming full time fashion show producer, Benjamin Cottrell has been having hard time finding time for a day off and his calendar has been filling up months in advance.
A life of a model is challenging, however it could also be fun, exciting and glamorous. And, as one of Chicago’s own had discovered, the life of a model could also be unpredictable.
Ever wonder what the future might be like? See our version of it in our 2nd fashion editorial video “Future of Fashion” featuring designer Hakeem Gayden. The concept of the video has been build on the designer’s inspiration for the collection and metaphorically applied on the grand scale to the fashion industry in Chicago.
We had a chance to take a look at behind the scenes of a bridal photoshoot at the Vertigo Sky Lounge. The shoot combined two different styles of traditional bridal gowns, western and eastern.
The neighborhood of Lincoln Park provides an ideal mixture of serenity and bustle for both shoppers and residents alike. This charming neighborhood is bounded by Lake Michigan to the east, the Chicago River to the west, Diversey Parkway to the north, and North Avenue to the south.
In the West Loop freight trucks drive alongside BMWs, trendy restaurants set up shop next to warehouses, and blue-collar workers and hip artists can be seen at the same local coffee shops. For nearly a century the West Loop was a mix of factories, meat and produce markets, and wholesale outlets, but today the neighborhood is becoming a trendy place for young families and professionals to call home.
Situated within Lakeview, just south of Wrigleyville, lies the neighborhood of Boystown. Here the streets of North Halstead, Belmont, and Broadway mark the borders of 1.1 square miles of restaurants, novelty stores, and boutiques that carry everything from adult toys to outrageous costumes to more traditional fashion items.
Between North Avenue, Western Avenue, Division Street, and the Kennedy Expressway sits a neighborhood where artists, hippies, families, students, blue-collar workers, hipsters, and yuppies all live harmoniously. This neighborhood is Wicker Park and it can only be described as eclectic.
Bucktown is packed full of trendy restaurants, independent boutiques, galleries, and hip bars. This neighborhood sits just northwest of the loop on the eastern edge of Logan Square. Although the exact boundaries of the neighborhood are widely disputed the general consensus seems to be the Kennedy Expressway to the east, Western Avenue to the west, Fullerton Avenue to the north, and Bloomingdale Avenue to the south.
On the near north side of Chicago sits the well-established art community of River North. In the area between Michigan Avenue, Chicago Avenue, and the Chicago River, shoppers can find everything from galleries to boutiques to furniture shops to national retail stores.
It was only a matter of time before we’d try to tackle a fashion editorial video. We’re excited to share with you […]
Shavonne Dorsey is the 2011 Designer-In-Residence at Chicago Fashion Incubator. We had a chance to chat with Shavonne about her line, the ‘woman’ she is designing for, inspirations and future aspiration in an exclusive interview.
An exclusive interview with the founders of GOCA, Chicago based fashion label and the first featured designer in the Fashion Industry Mixer series.