The Historic Water Tower Park directly off Michigan Avenue, was the backdrop for The Secret Fashion Garden Fashion Show yesterday. Design students from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, unveiled their interpretations of the gardens along The Mag Mile.
The designs were part of a summer curriculum at the school where the students used such techniques as felting and fabric manipulation. To view the student’s inspirations and weekly progress, visit The Secret Fashion Garden Progress. While most of the designs were not for everyday wear, they were fresh, gutsy and different.
The winner of Best in Show was: Paula Adams
Other designs were by: Shirley Santiago, Martine Grywalski, Rosalinda Miller, Kristi Nishimura, Allisa Cannon, Leighann Gustafson and Krsitine Steiner.