Last week on Wednesday, I headed to Millennium Park after morning classes to attend a runway show at Fashion Focus Chicago, the Windy City’s very own fashion week. Fashion Focus kicked off Oct. 15 and ran through last Sunday, Oct. 20.
The creative mind behind the show I attended is Chicago-based designer Julius LaCour, Jr., who creates under the label Maison De LaCour. His spring/summer 2014 collection, “The Stars Are Out Tonight,” was designed to evoke the joie de vivre of Studio 54 in the 1970s and was anchored by Moroccan influences. At the show I met up with my friend Sean Krista of tour outfit Shop Around Chicago, and together we enjoyed a gorgeous presentation filled with flowing gowns and charming frocks, not to mention colorful, daring menswear.
The show was exciting and definitely upgraded the average school day. I love how the fashion industry in Chicago is growing and look forward to the day fashion week in Chicago mirrors the brilliance of that in New York.
Photos courtesy City of Chicago
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