StyleChicago 2017. I think we can all agree – StyleChicago is many things! You hear people calling it: “Chicago Fashion Week” (emphasis on the quotes on the “week”), Style Chicago – The Art of Fashion Runway, or simply – The Art of Fashion. Either way you say it … it’s the same. But! It’s official and proper name is in fact: StyleChicago.com or StyleChicago.
ALYCE P started off the evening with her show-stopping, dazzling evening wear.
ALYCE P started off the evening with her show-stopping, dazzling evening wear. Can I just say: sparkle?! Sparkle is the word that comes to mind when I think back on ALYCE P’s looks. My favorite look of the evening was a 1920’s inspired silver-metallic fringe cocktail dress. The fringe was all silver beads, you guys – is what made the entire piece POP!
SWABY’s collection was next down StyleChicago’s runway. Noteworthy is how I’d describe the experience. I’ve never seen a designer place 3D detail on garments like this before.
I am in LOVE with the outfits that walked down the runway.
Gidi was third in line at StyleChicago’s Runway Show this year. I have to tell you … I am in LOVE with the outfits that walked down the runway. They were right up my style’s alley: professional-chic with a twist. This blue 2-piece number screamed “Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier going to work.” Blue is one of my favorite statement colors and the contrasting fabrics were on pointe.
Peach Carr was next. Favorite look of the night was this black and white sequin two-piece. I definitely would find an event with “black tie only” dress requirements JUST so I could wear this look … very Fran Drescher, too 😉 LOVE.
J.Toor was fifth down the runway.
J.Toor was fifth down the runway. First thing I noticed (no shame) were those good-looking models. DAYUM, can you please look into my eyes with that deep fashion-stare all day everyday!? Is there somewhere I can go where they can schedule me to do that!? J. Toor – TELL ME. Haha, I’m kidding (sorta …) but! What we really should be talking about is the bespoke brilliance that J.Toor sets forth. Chicago and world-renown, J. Toor’s ready to wear mens line rocked!
Lauren Lein … was next! She’s one of my favorites of the evening for two reasons: I met her just before the show and literally could not stop talking about the green-snakeskin skirt she had on and made for herself the night before. I told her I’d wear that skirt in a heartbeat and I’d rock it as a neutral (which is how she was wearing it). So! YAS – I’m getting a new skirt soon … and I’ll be posting about it. Here was my favorite look of hers during the show:
Heidi Hess – also another Duffy Dossier pick of the evening.
Heidi Hess – also another Duffy Dossier pick of the evening. I’ve never seen street-wear quite like this. I wanted EVERYTHING that came down the runway, especially these grey outfits …
Can you have three favorite children? Because Leandro Mulet was also a FAV of the evening. The texture and piecing-together of the fabrics on these were exceptional. The way the outfits laid on the models was divine. The asian-flair that was brought to this designer’s fashion-table was also fabulous.
Elda De La Rosa and Mark Roscoe were the last two designers I captured.
Elda De La Rosa and Mark Roscoe were the last two designers I captured photos of … my feet started hurting standing up at the end of the runway and I needed to sit down! Sad face. Julie Mersine’s looks were fantastic (and the only ones I didn’t get shoes of) – she brought a real element of fierce to the runway.