Chicago Fashion Fest, now in its sixth season, will shut down West Division Street on August 23rd & 24th (from noon to 10 pm) to bring fashionistas, families and fest-lovers alike two days of non-stop local fashion, live music and entertainment – topped off with a little Creole spice! Chicago Fashion Fest 2014 has paired with Chicago’s inaugural New Orleans Festival, aiming to turn the destination corridor in Wicker Park into a Mecca for fashion and shopping mixed with Big Easy music and food. Like last year, Chicago Fashion Fest features a massive, runway stage with bleaches, where Chicago models will strut their stuff wearing “what’s hot” for end of summer and fall 2014 – collections from local designers, boutiques, and artists.
Over 20 unique fashion runway shows (15-20 minutes each) will be included over the two days, including segments like: vintage, back-to-school, curvaceous, bridal, ‘Do-Fashion’ featuring Division Street boutiques and Kids Rock sponsored by Smash Talent. At night, Wicker Park After Dark, star-studded fashion shows under the lights, take over. Also include in the mix is a shoppers row boasting over 50 exclusive booths of local designers and boutiques, a dedicated kids area, a doggie fashion show and activities, and tons of Big Easy eats and live tunes. All for just $5 donation benefiting LaSalle II Elementary, Wells High School and A Safe Heaven.