Phew! There is a ton going on this weekend in Chicago fashionwise! It’s hard to believe a weekend is only 48 hours.
Today through Sunday
Excentrique’s Chicago Designers’ Fashion Week
42 S. Washington, Hinsdale, IL
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Chicago area designers will be showcased including Alice Berry, Caroline Rose, Elizabeth Brady, Grass Orchids, Heidi Hess, John Schultz, Joelle Nadine, Kanae Ikai, Paul Sisti and Yolanda Lorente.
MODA – 2nd Annual Chicago Trunk Show
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5706 S. University
Showcasing over 25 local designers and boutiques including; Ace and Chief, Avant Gaudy, breatheâ€¦, Bya Denim, Chapeau The Milliners Guild, Kathryn Karrigan, Inc., Liquid Couture, Objects d’Envy, and more.
Akira Chicago Fashion Show
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
937 N. Rush Street
Check out Akira’s Fall Fashion Show at Le Passage. A minimum $30 donation will be accepted at the door, with proceeds benefiting Imerman Angels. Cocktails by Effen Vodka.
Friday through Sunday
Linda Loudermilk Trunk Show at Only She
710 N. State St.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet the designer who’s made fashion earth-friendly. Respecting nature without sacrificing style, Linda Loudermilk’s polished, refined designs are made from sustainable fabrics.
Fashion Rocks Chicago
1551 W Division
Four Nightclub hosts a night of fashion and music fusion. Fashions from local boutiques such as: Double Stitch, Escape, Exhibt, Ms. Catwalk, and Sensual Steps will be paraded down the runway with a soundtrack sung by Wendell Wray. Also enjoy American and Caribbean hors d’oeuvres from Cuatro Restaurant. $25 Admission fee.
Opening Friday 7:00pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
2000 West Fulton Street (Damen and Fulton)
Visit DEPART-ment, the seasonal and sometimes traveling store with a vast and original inventory supplied by a diverse group of local vendors.
Browse and buy one-of-a-kind bags, dresses, jewelry, knit/felted goods, custom-made clothing, silk-screened t-shirts, re-interpreted clothing, home accents and more.
Deana Rose Trunk Show at Hazel on Montrose
1902 W Montrose Ave.
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sip cocktails and sample hors d’oeuvres while previewing one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry pieces designed by local artist, Deana Rose. 10% of the day’s sales will benefit Y-ME’s â€œJust for Teensâ€? Educational Workshop.
Akira Fashion Show and Silent Auction
1837 W. North Ave
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An after-hours fashion show, DJ, drinks and a silent auction = one fantastic time in this hip Bucktown store. Shop after the show and 20% is donated to High Jump, an academic program which helps local students with limited family income get prepared for top high schools. $10 cover. For more information about High Jump, please visit their website www.highjumpchicago.org.