SpeakingOfFashion: Fashion Focus Chicago, Pop-Up Shops, Workwear “Trend”?, & TheWorkingWardrobe Goes to Print!

by Rachel Yeomans | October 30th, 2011

This week’s SpeakingOfFashion podcast is up! Rachel from TheWorkingWardrobe and Ryan from TheBowTieMemoirs recap Fashion Focus Chicago and call out our love of the pop-up shop. We’re also noticing a “trend” on workwear fashion? Rachel is all over that. And finally, TheWorkingWardrobe is heading to New York…and to print! Fashion Focus Chicago, Pop-Up Shops, Workwear… Read more…

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011: Chicago Fashion Incubator Runway Show Presented by Macy’s

by Rachel Yeomans | October 24th, 2011

Last week was the week to celebrate Chicago fashion during Fashion Focus Chicago. The first runway show I attended was the Designers of the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) 2011 Runway Show, Presented by Macy’s. For those of you who are unfamiliar with CFI, it’s a program in Chicago that provides selected designers resources every year… Read more…

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011: InspireDESIGN Runway Show

by Rachel Yeomans | October 24th, 2011

By Emma Pretto I had the pleasure of attending the Mario Tricoci and vitaminwater’s InspireDESIGN runway show on Wednesday. Despite the horrible weather, the Millenium Park tent was packed. The show included live music by Brandon and Lucas Marx, collections from five Chicago designers, and the conclusion of the fourth annual Mario, Make Me a… Read more…

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… Read more…

Speaking of Fashion: Fashion Focus Chicago, Qlix Print Project, and TheWorkingWardrobe Moves to New York!

by Rachel Yeomans | October 23rd, 2011

Introducing the first SpeakingOfFashion SPEED PODCAST! Due to technical difficulties, this podcast is brought to you just under 10 minutes with updates from Fashion Focus Chicago, the Qlix print project, and some big news involving TheWorkingWardrobe moving to Manhattan! This week we have Ryan M. Beshel of TheBowTieMemoirs, Tenisha Anderson of Qlix Magazine and Ten… Read more…