Designer Profile: Anni Kuan

by Kate Jacobsen | April 16th, 2014

With her newly launched e-commerce website, New York fashion designer Anni Kuan isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Down-to-earth and hard-working, this woman is driven by her passion and dedication to providing women with clothes that are dynamic, lasting, ethical and beautiful. Kuan opened the doors of her NYC showroom to me on behalf of TheWorkingWardrobe… Read more…

The Professional Touch: Design Your Work Wardrobe with Bibhu Mohapatra

by Kate Jacobsen | May 30th, 2012

By Kate Jacobsen When Bibhu Mohapatra came to the W Hotel Chicago to debut his new A/W ’12 recently, TheWorkingWardrobe was on-hand to catch a quick interview with the New York-based designer. The interview was a collaborative effort with LAUNDRYMAGAZINE‘s Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Kreiling. In between constant distractions from photographers, show-goers and friends, we were able… Read more…

Interview with Elise Bergman & the Diet Pepsi Style Studio Runway Show

by Kate Jacobsen | February 9th, 2012

By Kate Jacobsen What better way to kick-off fashion week than by featuring Chicago-based designer Elise Bergman who is representing the Windy City in New York for Fashion Week by competing in the Diet Pepsi Style Studio. Bergman was one of four designers hand-picked by Simon Doonan to participate in the competition. Doonan mentored the designers… Read more…

The Professional Touch: Design Your Work Wardrobe with House of Sole

by Kate Jacobsen | December 14th, 2011

By Kate Jacobsen Hello and welcome to my first column on Every other week, I will feature articles that contain interviews with independent artists from around the world. Designers will dish on everything from where they gather inspiration to the creation of their products as well as share advice on how to help you… Read more…

The Working Man: Event Recap – CS Men’s Book Fall Edition Launch Party

by Andy F. | November 15th, 2010

Review: the CS Men’s Book Fall edition launch party that took place on November 10, 2010 at the new Fletcher Jones Audi in downtown Chicago.

Fashion Chicago 2010: The Story of Summer

by Rachel Yeomans | May 5th, 2010

By Huma Rashid The arrival of summer brings with it a return to whimsy and warmth: bright colors, bouncy ruffles, flirty accents, and soft, touchable textures. And all were found in abundance at Style Chicago’ Fashion 2010 event, held this past Thursday. Style Chicago hosted an eclectic group of designers offering everything from beautifully painted… Read more…

Designers Who Work It: Lara Miller Fall 2010

by WorkWardrobe | April 16th, 2010

By Jacqueline Rezak Not a seat was empty at Lara Miller’s Fall 2010 Runway show last Friday.  The show was not only to display Miller’s Fall collection to the tough fashion critics of Chicago, but also to celebrate 5 years of independent sustainable style. And so within the very chic, urban brick walls of The… Read more…

Designers Who Work It: Annie Havlicek Puts Everday Input into the Working Wardrobe

by WorkWardrobe | March 12th, 2010

By Jacqueline Rezak I would like to introduce you to the extremely talented designer, Annie Havlicek. Havlicek is a Chicago girl born and bread. Growing up she spent much of her time studying fine art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She then ventured off to New York City where she attended… Read more…

Today’s Coveted Working Looks

by Rachel Yeomans | March 9th, 2010

It has been a bit since I’ve shared my coveted working looks! My apologies in leaving you hanging, but now I’m back with SO many looks that I’m dying to have in my working wardrobe. I was inspired by this first look because…well…I already own it! Well, sort of. I purchased the original jacket in… Read more…

Designers Who Work It: Melissa Baswell of Mountains of the Moon Works Style into Sustainability. Sustainability Weekend Series Kick-Off

by Rachel Yeomans | January 22nd, 2010

This week we offer the readers of TheWorkingWardrobe a little treat. As part of our weekly Designers Who Work It series, we are proud to bring you an interview with not only one of the leading Windy City designers, but also on the forefront of sustainability design. So we are so excited to have our… Read more…