Chicago’s Fashion Week

Chicago’s Fashion Week events will take place October 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, and 29 and will benefit the American Cancer Society of Illinois in a celebration of fashion, beauty, and wellness. FashionBar LLC would like to highlight their Fashion Finale event on October 29 which will showcase an Avant Garde competition. Fashion Finale is the show to close out Chicago’s Fashion Week. Four designers: Rodnell Jones II, V.J.G. Clothing, Mario Puga, and La Moda Munze, will be challenged to create a custom garment inspired by Chicago’s cityscape. The contestants will be judged based on quality, creativity, and execution. Leroy Dawkins, a model, stylist, and a judge for Russia’s Next Top Model, will be flying in from London for the competition. The four panel judges for the competition will be: • BeBe Jones – Chicago Style Maven, NIKE Chicago Influencer, Fashion Geek at MAGIC Las Vegas (PROJECT).

Kaori Semaj – Winner of the 2016 CFW Avant Garde Competition, CEO & Founder of The Haus of Chrjor, Inc.

Steven Alvarez – Director of Runway Execution & Development Brand Manager at Ralph Lauren

Maryann Rasnussen – American Cancer Society Representative, with 25+ years within the fashion industry.

• Lyndsey Davis – President of the Fashion Law Society at the John Marshall Law School that focuses on intellectual property, copy writing etc.

Fashion Finale’s hair and makeup will be provided by Salon Fusion’s team (Chantal Manduca, Giuseppe Stanfa, Dmitriy, and their creative team) and Steven Papageorge Salon. Musical entertainment for the Fashion Finale will be produced by Kevin Ross (Twoguard Media) and DJ NRG.

As the CEO of FashionBar, Tony D. Long, states: “The importance of this year’s fashion week initiative is to bring awareness to wellness, as wellness is the foundation of fashion and beauty.”

To learn more about FashionBar and Chicago Fashion Week, visit their website HERE

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