Last night Second City Style was treated to a fashion show that included some of Chicago’s rising stars, courtesy of Gen Art. Although some of the looks reminded us a little too much of Forever 21’s disposable trendy pieces, there were several pieces that made us crave spring 2009. Frei Designs stood out with Anne Marie Novotny’s avant-garde and sculptural approach to layering fabrics. Many of the details on Elise Bergman‘s pieces showed us her skill in understated refinement.
On a more immediately useful note, prior to the show we got to go backstage and meet Lancome makeup artist Alex Sanchez, who showed us his lookbook for the upcoming series of Fashion Focus Chicago shows. The makeup for this particular show was a young, fresh "street chic" type of look, with graphite-hued cat’s eyes and pale glossy lips. He showed us fun tricks like how to make a "3" from forehead to cheekbone to chin with an all-in-one bronzer and brush and to add lots of extra gloss to the center of your lower lip for this look.
The Fresh Faces designers included Elise Berman, Eskell, Frei Designs, Philip Sparks (men’s fashions), Sophia Reyes, and Shorty Clothing.
Don’t miss the fun – meet more local designers and shop Chicago’s boutiques all under one tent at GenArt’s Shop Chicago this Saturday Oct 4! Get more info on this and other Fashion Focus shows in our events calendar.
Photos: Barry Brecheisen Photography
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