Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chicago Fashion Incubator fundraiser

Model in a Modahnik dress by Chicago Fashion Incubator 2011 designer in residence Kahino Mateene.

Model in a Crystal B. Designs dress from Chicago Fashion Incubator 2011 designer in residence Crystal Simms.

Model in a Gidi dress from Chicago Fashion Incubator 2011 designer in residence Taneasha Prunty.

Yesterday evening the Chicago Fashion Incubator hosted a fundraiser to celebrate and support the work of the alumni designers and to introduce the 2011 designers in residence. Their fashions could be purchased at a pop-up shop especially dedicated to them.

Read a bit more about the CFI below:
"This Chicago Fashion Incubator is a home to a year long program that provides six designers with the resources, workspace, showroom, curriculum, and mentoring to grow their business while establishing networks in the community. The designers also have the opportunity to showcase their lines at local events and fashion shows. Along with all of this the designers get a chance to learn the business of fashion to ensure they can successfully launch their own company."

Find more info here and see the party photos below:

Mary Ann


Fashion stylist Griffin (who's about to launch his own line).

Sarah Zakareckis from Hush Chicago Magazine

One of the CFI alumni, Anna Hovet (wearing one of her creations).

Erin from The Style Tribe

Luis from ChiCityTrends

Donaldo (one of the CFI alumni) from Killian Gui and Shaya.

Check out the Launch Chicago Fashion Incubator calendar of events here.

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