I hadn’t realized Chicago Fashion Week was a thing until very recently. And by very recently, I mean on the Thursday of said fashion week! Oops. Still, Thursday was apparently early enough to still manage to attend some events and get a taste for fashion in Chicago. I attended two events: HAUS of HUMANITY Menswear Runway Event and Fashion Forward! The Fashion Market Runway and Selling event.
HAUS of HUMANITY was rather tiny (the seating was out for maybe 20 people) but still most excellent. It was put together by Chicago Habitat for Humanity Youth Board and presented four different collections of menswear. This was my first runway event so I was glad to start smaller to get a feel for it before diving into my second one. I attended this one with one of my best friends, Amanda. It was also her first event. Suffice to say, we were both a bit nervous about the whole thing but it ended up going incredibly well.
The next day, my lady and I went to the Fashion Forward event. It was a bit hard to get to, I have to admit, though once we got there, it was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Lots of people but not overwhelmingly so. Excellent collections. And everyone I talked to seemed so nice! It was just a really great experience all around and I can’t wait to start attending more events in the future.
Overall, though I only attended two events and didn’t figure out that Chicago even had a fashion week until it was nearly over, I loved everything I participated in.