Chicago Events. Karen Millen Launch Party at The 900 Shops

September 24, 2010 • Events

Karen Millen sign with Bags and Shoes

Chicago and London have a lot of similarities…world class architecture, amazing local culture, and a vibrant, creative fashion scene and now that Karen Millen has opened in the 900 building, the two cities have one more thing in common. The opening featured hair and makeup by Mario Tricoci, tunes by local DJ Shannon Sangster, and cupcakes and champagne (of course!).

Creative director Gemma Metheringham was on hand to walk me through the collections, pointing out strong military inspired tailoring, intricately draped dresses, and versatile two-toned neutral handbags. Other highlights included a capelet that blends minimalism with a vintage feel and intricately draped cocktail dresses in black and blush tones.

The is the first Midwest store for the British brand, and with their beautifully structured dresses and jackets, plush wool coats and some seriously rockin' boots, I think it will be a smashing success.

Karen Millen crowd shot
The crowd at the event

Karen Millen handbags
Karen Millen handbags (love that fringe bag)

Taneisha and Alia after Makeup
Second City Style's Taneisha & Alia after having makeup done by Mario Triccoci stylists.

Mario Triccoci Hair Stylists
Mario Triccoci stylists

Karen Millen employees
Karen Millen employees wearing pieces from the Fall collection

– Jacqueline Zenn

Photos: Second City Style

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