The Driehaus Design Initiative is a local nonprofit committed to local emerging design talent. This Friday, April 27, Driehaus will host its annual fashion show and competition, and the good news for you is that it's open to the public. The event will include a pre-party with cocktails and yummy bites, a silent auction, a runway show (naturally), and a VIP after-party for the designers and special guests. Taking to the runway are designs from a select group of local fashion design students. All looks will be judged by the Driehaus panel, and top honors of the night will earn students a mentorship with Jon Cotay, owner of AKIRA, and the opportunity to attend a workshop on the business of retail and fashion. AKIRA has also donated a pop-up shop to display winning looks at a Chicago store. Grab your tickets and prepare to meet your new favorite local designer (or two).
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