Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 Kick-Off Lunch at Block 37

by Rachel Yeomans | October 24th, 2011   

Fashion Focus Chicago kicked off with many events, my favorite being a small luncheon at Block 37, featuring several pop-up shops that stayed open throughout the week. Looks included fashions and accessories by Borris Powell, Cityblue Apparel & Denim, Frill, Spare Parts, and International Academy of Design and Technology. We were fortunate enough to be shown looks from each collection. Here is a brief look into the event.

One of the standouts to me was actually a purse from handbag designer Brynn Capella. The strap was adjustable to wear for various body sizes – be it tall or petite – and that could also be worn as a handbag or as a cross-body satchel. Now there is an accessory for the busy working woman!

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I also was fortunate to get a few moments with Frill owner Maureen Longua and the amazing designer Borris Powell.

Check out my interview with Borris here:

And Maureen‘s interview here.