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Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show


Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show

Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Fashion Market – 216 S. Jefferson St., Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60661

Come and preview the Spring 2012 collection and save on beautiful holiday pieces for your wardrobe! As a holiday gift to you, we’ll be offering 15% off all purchases that evening. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 26th. See you there!


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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Fashion, Holiday, Shopping


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November Fashion Industry Mixer


Fashion Industry Mixer

Brought to you by Chicago Fashion Connect, an opportunity to connect with local fashion talent and entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

120 Ultra Lounge at Lake Point Tower
580 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

What to expect?

Fashion Industry Mixer, a niche networking event where you can expand your network and find business opportunities. Held at a refined venue, surrounded by a vibrant ambiance and low volume music. Color coded tags will help you navigate the crowd and find the right people to connect with.

Enjoy complimentary wine open bar – 6-7 PM with hors d’oeuvres.

Featured Designer

Opulent, classic and beautiful appropriately describe Shavonne Dorsey Designs. Specializing in powerfully feminine dresses, the line adorns the bodies of curvaceous women who love to confidently express themselves with great sophistication. Shavonne Dorsey’s line creates unique and figure flattering dresses for women up to size 24.

Shavonne Dorsey will be showcasing her designs at the Nov Fashion Industry Mixer. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the designs up close and meet the designer.

Who is this event for?

Fashion designers, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, models and fashion bloggers. Anyone who is looking to increase their exposure and get new contacts. Makeup artists who are looking for talent to collaborate on photoshoots and fashion show. Fashion bloggers looking to find out about the new talent. Fashion designers looking to announce their new line.

About the venue

120° Ultra Lounge is Chicago’s newest, upscale Ultra Lounge that brings a little bit of New York and LA to the lakefront, just steps away from Navy Pier. Located within the historical walls of Lake Point Tower just off of Illinois Street, the name 120° Ultra Lounge is inspired by the three-wings of the tower, each 120° apart. 120° Ultra Lounge offers a nightclub atmosphere with an intimate lounge vibe designed by Chicago’s own award winning Interior Designer, Jordan Guide. The space exudes a distinct industrial-chic ambience that has become a favorite hot spot among Chicagoans. Kick back, relax and enjoy a fine bottle of champagne, wine or spirits.

Check-out this video from the September Fashion Mixer with first featured designers GOCA:

Sep Fashion Industry Mixer feat GOCA Designs from Chicago Fashion Connect on Vimeo.

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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Fashion


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Chicago Fashion Incubator Open House

Today was a great day for fashion. It was the perfect addition to my (slightly extended) lunch break. The Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) open house was an opportunity to meet the designers, view their current collections up close and get a behind-the-scenes view of the Incubator workspace.  For those of you who don’t know, CFI is sponsored by and housed in Macy’s on State Street.  Each year they choose 6 designers and give them a years worth of free educational seminars (taught by local, seasoned industry professionals) and a studio to help start/grow their business. Kiran Advani, Director of Fashion Programing for the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, had this to say about the program,”It’s like Project Runway without all of the competition” and it’s true.  It’s an opportunity for the designers to develop their styles and work together to become better entrepreneurs.

Lara Miller is the Executive Director of the Chicago Fashion Incubator as well as a local, independent designer.  She was one of five winners of Chicago Magazine’s 2011 Green Awards for her commitment to locally sourced and produced garments that use only low-impact, organic materials.  She also serves on the Mayors Fashion Counsel.

Concetta Cipriano, Shavonne Dorsey, Taneasha Prunty, Eric Kipp, Crystal Simms, Kahindo Mateene

Meet the Chicago Fashion Incubator 2011 designers in residence (designer descriptions by Meghan Turner of Style Admirer Chicago).  Make sure you click on the links below to get more details about each fashion figure.

Concetta Cipriano: Cettina, a collection of ready-to-wear garments embodies the designer’s clientele, a balance of femininity, strength, and beauty, with intricacy, structure, and simplicity.

Shavonne Dorsey: The Siobhan Apparel line specializes in fashion and fit for the plus size market featuring simple sheath dresses and powerfully feminine separates.

Taneasha Prunty: Gidi is a womenswear line of evening dresses and gowns that exude subtle allure and blend vintage sophistication with modern flair.

Eric Kipp: Eric Kipp Custom Clothiers is a custom clothing company that focuses on sharply tailored suits and separates for men that easily transition from office to evening.

Crystal Simms: Crystal B. Designs is an avant garde label that is filled with architectural garments that enhance the features of the female figure.

Kahindo Mateene: Modahnik is a socially conscious womenswear line of modern and feminine pieces that fuse the designer’s vibrant African heritage with western design sensibilities.


Stay tuned for more pictures on Facebook! (link to come soon)

Article by: Carrie Wenzel

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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Fashion, Where We've Been!


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