Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

So I recently had this great opportunity to go to School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Fashion Show.
I missed it last year and it was not very pleasant for me to regret thousand times after looking at amazing photos from the show. So hell yea I went! It was actually my first time going to art school's fashion show so I honestly did not know what to expect at first- I assumed it would be more experimental and funky.(and it was.) I was super excited to go and since I haven't been outside for awhile because of my new project, ( aww I still smell like glue-gun) it was type of little treat for myself and plus, great motivation. Here is a quick review of the show featuring incredibly talented fashion students' 2011 collection. 

Many, many people came to see the show and it was good to see fashionable folks here in Chicago.
I was up all night a night before the show-I looked like a crap therefore let's skip photos of myself. :(
I am glad one of my colleague took great photos of the show- and here comes my favorites. 

Sophomore's collection (My apology for missing designer's name!
Will update the names as I find it on my booklet! )

Garment by Truett Ogden

Garment by Liz Crum

Designer's name unknown ( I will find it hold on!)

Garment by Siena Von Knopka

Junior's collection

One of my favorite of the show! Garments by Lesya Blyzniouk.

Super natural look I LOVE by Evelyn Emily Chang

Amazing knitted garments that just made me awwwww~~
As a huge knit lover who barely owns any non-knitted clothes, I couldn't help but fall in love. 
Designed by Natalie Burton

Oh yes this is one of the best. This geisha inspired garments by Pirada Muadsong 
was so delicate and made in very professional manner. LOVE IT

Senior's Collection

Super chic all-black collection by Jackie Kim

Beautiful feminine collection by Erin Pianetto
The second garment reminds me of Tsumori Chisato- in a good way:)
Somehow this collection is somewhere between Antonio Marras and Tsumori. 
Both of my favorite designers. Matching them with oxford shoes is just too perfect.

And finally, designers' turn. 

Overall, it was very good show-thou only thing that made me little disappointed was some of the collection was just surprisingly lacking its craftsmanship. Most of the garments were just wonderful, but since I was sitting in the second role, I could see details of the garments and it seemed really incomplete. 
(Especially there was this beautiful dress that was dropping its jewels/gems/beads everywhere on the runway as the model was walking.) 

Well, I will come back with my favorite trend items for this spring+summer!
Hope u enjoyed the pics!

All the photos by Elaine Li

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