Work by recent SAIC alumni stole the show at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Dress Code event for Fashion Focus Chicago.
Work by recent SAIC alumni stole the show at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Dress Code event for Fashion Focus Chicago.
October 20

Alumni Designs Showcased In Fashion Focus Chicago Event

On October 11, the Chicago Tribune’s Wendy Donahueannounced the eighth annual Fashion Focus Chicago, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. “Dress Code”—hosted by the Chicago Cultural Center on September 15—showcased work by recent graduates of SAIC’s Fashion Design program Leah Babette, Meredith Gleason, William Jiang, Lane Spodek, and Michael Walls (all BFA 2012). Racked.com published a post show review on October 18. Contributor Samm Mackin notes, “It seems that Chicago's fashion institutes have prepared their students well for the chaos of the fashion world. With no major meltdowns and all the designers and models playing nice together we were very impressed. The work, which ranged from S&M type menswear to dramatic ball gowns, was also very impressive.”