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Saturday, January 30, 2016


A fashion writer's knit dress puts empowerment at the forefront

Fashion writer Lauren Fern was flitting around during a release party for Giorgio Armani's new self-titled autobiography in the designer's Oak Street store. Fern stood out, largely due to her knit dress by Gudrun & Gudrun, a brand based in the Faroe Islands whose collections are handmade by women in Jordan and Peru as part of the company's women's empowerment projects. The womenswear expert for the Chicago Chic lifestyle website, Fern sees fashion as "an analytical art form" and an attitude rather than a reflection of "the size of your pocketbook". Getting dressed is about "feeling like yourself and leaving room to step outside of your comfort zone from time to time." See her gracefully doing just that on Instagram at @unfabulous_elle.

Originally featured in the Chicago Reader.