Press: Unity in Diversity Fashion Show

I had the opportunity to produce a fashion show at the Foundation Room at House of Blues Chicago, while still a student. I created looks using re-designed t-shirts, hats, accessories and other materials, and invited two of my friends and classmates, Crystal Ocegueda and Casey Cox, to join me. After the show, we had our garments available for sale, and we raised money for the House of Blues Foundation.

This article by Brian Gulash appeared on Chicago Fashion Magazine for their October 2005 digital issue.

Unity in Diversity; Fashion Show
By Brian Gulash

What do you do when you’re looking for something hot, fresh, and even possibly the next big thing? Do you hop on a plane o New York, L.A., or Paris? Nope!

Just open your blinds and look into your own backyard (or so to speak). Chicago is oozing with fresh talent; talent in almost every genre imaginable from music to fashion. Speaking of which, on Sunday August 28th four young fashion designers joined forces at the House of Blues on State Street in the foundation room.

Why? To give this city a lesson in fashion and raise money for the International House of Blues Foundation. The main players were Xochil Herrera and Casey Cox, other featured designers included Casey Kortas and Crystal Ocegueda. The clothes ranged in themes including ‘blues brothers and soul sisters’, ‘girly pop’, ‘hip hop’, and so on; drawing inspiration from world culture and music.

The garments could be classified as haute couture and ready-to-wear street chic. After the show one of a kind garments were sold including re-worked ‘House of Blues’ t-shirts. So don’t let me catch you saying your bored or that your “so over shopping at Fields” because right around the corner there is something to see, do, and wear! To learn more about local events check out our events page, and for info. on any of the designers mention see below for their websites.

 

Xochil Herrera; www.xochil.com, Casey Cox; rose_cc3@hotmail.com Crystal Ocegueda; www.oceguedafashion.com

 

http://www.chicagofashionmagazine.com/ChicagoFashionPress/oct2005/UnityInDiversity.php3

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