Clear Your Calendars! We’ve Made Our Picks For Fashion Focus Chicago

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If you're one of those people who think Halloween is the only holiday October has to offer, we're happy to tell you that you're wrong. The Windy City will soon host Fashion Focus Chicago, taking place from October 17 through October 23. We're not going to lie, we can barely wait. The event includes a collection of showstopping events that lead into final runway shows that take place in Millennium Park. In addition to the shows, there will also be a lineup of must-see trunk shows and shopping events from local designers. Another perk? The event is going on all over the city, so no matter where you live, there will be something going on for you to check out. All we can say is cheers to Chicago once again for repping Midwest style better than ever. Check out our editor's picks, below!
1. The Costume Council Costume Ball on Friday, October 21 at 6 p.m., The Costume Council will be honoring one of our fave designers, Mr. Rucci of Chado Ralph Rucci, and will have an exclusive preview inside the Charles James exhibition. Individual tickets are $500 and $5,000 for a table. For tickets and information, please call Wendy Schiller at 312-799-2113. Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street (at North Avenue); 312-642-4600.

2. Cirque Du Cite is an evening of shopping, services, and new looks from Chicago’s underground fashion scene that will be taking place on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. They will have a full spread of signature cocktails, live music, and endless entertainment that will lead up to a special fashion show debuting Chicago’s circus of fashion. Best part of this? The show starts at midnight. General Admission tickets are $25; $55 for VIP tickets. For more information, you can visit
Sugar Fly, 2409 West North Avenue; 773-661-1541.

3. Alice Berry Studio Open House, Tuesday, October 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. Chicago designer Alice Berry’s open house will include complimentary (yes, free!) refreshments, informal modeling, and tons of shopping incentives. In addition to amazing fall merchandise, they will also be featuring a sale rack with up to 50 to 75% off of some stylin' goodies.
Alice Berry Studio is located at 1820 West Cortland Street (between West Armitage Avenue and West Cortland Street); 773-384-7279.


4. Haute on Halsted is taking place on Sunday, October 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. Entourage Man will be hosting this free event that debuts fashion-forward men’s collections with semi-exclusive apparel and accessories that won't break the bank. Haute on Halsted, 120 North Halsted Street (between West Washington Street and West Randolph Boulevard).

5. Modern Vintage Chicago and Indie Designer Market will be hosting an event Saturday, October 22 through October 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You'll find vintage clothing, jewelry and other special finds from faves like Halston, Balenciaga, and Chanel. In addition to this, there will be an exhibit on "Fashion in the Golden Age of Hollywood,” by Modern Vintage Fashion Director, Nena Ivon. (We love her!) Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Modern Vintage, 1340 West Washington Street (Corner of West Washington and North Ada streets).

Photo: Courtesy of the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture.
Photography: Jack Perno, Stylist: Jesse Rodriguez, Hair: Cindy Adams, Make-up: Cammy Kelly at Artists by Timothy Priano, Model: Bria with Factor Women.

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