Chicago Events. Anastasia Chatzka’s Holiday 2011 Fashion Show

August 23, 2011 • Chicago, Events, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Yahoo

Anastasia Chatzka's Holiday 2011 Collection

It’s sometimes hard to wrap your mind around holiday collections when the balmy breezes of summer are still whipping through your hair. But Anastasia Chatzka’s Holiday 2011 Fashion Show started to pique our interest in cold weather fashion again.

Held on the patio of Wicker Park restaurant Tocco, the venue turned out to be a great backdrop for the local designer’s collection, featuring smooth spherical shapes and minimalistic designs. The mod decor of the restaurant was occasionally echoed in the line with a sculpted shoulder or color-blocked shift.

The collection embodied a sort of Sherlock Holmes meets Gidget aesthetic, toeing the line between playful and sophisticated. A tartan plaid wove it’s way through much of the collection, gracing pencil skirts, sleeves and capelets. But the rosy colored palette of the print, combined with the models’ funky space age hair, kept the pieces youthful and fun. 

Though Chatzka did present some notable standalone pieces, like the wrap dress at the top of this post, her strengths seemed to come out most in the separates. A long-sleeved shirt tucked underneath a jumper with a bright blue tie, an amazing coat boasting ruffles of cascading fabric and sculptural funnel-necked blouses were all my favorite aspects to the collection.

The Holiday 2011 collection in the Anastasia Chatzka studio

After the show, we got an extra treat when Chatzka invited us up to see her studio space, a literal stone’s throw from the evening’s runway across the street. Painted in a cheery robin’s egg blue, the space that Chatzka lives in as well did not disappoint with its vibrant energy and mishmosh of materials scattered haywire. After an inspiring show, we always love to see the creative process at work and it was treat to see both the collection, as well as the workspace from which it was conceived.

The Anastasia Chatzka logo among past collections

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Anastasia Chatzka

See and shop the Holiday 2011 collection at

Anastasia Chatzka:

1740 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

(586) 610-4096

or online at

-Alia Rajput

Photo Source: Second City Style

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