Ear Hustle 411 has the pleasure of covering one of the most talked about events in Chicago happening during Black History Month. There will be incredible designers showcasing one of a kind pieces designed especially for you.
Come out and meet some of the designers and vendors and support their businesses. See the Press Release below.
In honor of Black History Month, the 2nd Black Fashion Week USA will be held February 21st through February 27th in Chicago, IL. Black Fashion Week USA events will honor and showcase the talents of designers, emerging designers and students of color from around the globe by providing a platform for scholarships, current industry education/strategies, shopping connections and a grand finale fashion show at the South Shore Cultural Center.
Africa International House USA, Inc partnership with Black Fashion America helps continue with BFWUSA’s tradition and motto of “Black Fashion Connects.” BFWUSA mission is to create additional brand exposure for all participating fashion businesses and serve as a liaison to black fashion professionals, models, designers and buyers to help stimulate the black fashion economy.
BFWUSA’s designers showcase will include international supermodel, designer and entrepreneur Yamaia, who has been featured in Project Runway’s designer Michael Costello Michael Costello Collection in Los Angeles and the Versace Miami private showing. Designer Berny Martin, who has traveled the world offering luxury classic apparel for his clients and focuses on creating sophisticated, well designed, interesting casual and business wear for men and women. Democratic Republic of Congo designer Patricia Ghonda-Zola who hand makes crochet and sewn apparel as well as accessories for the whole family. Houston designer Tanya Ivory Mayes of the Ivory Collection who has done work for such films as King of The World, Muhammad Ali and Chicago self-taught urban wear designer Will Larkin of Larkin EST 1976 Designs in addition to many more designers.
BFWUSA week will consist of various industry focused events; Sunday: February 21st Hallelujah Social Media Online Contest Voting Monday: February 22nd Purple Carpet Project: Student Scholarship Competition 6pm – 9pm Location: 9525 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628 Tuesday: February 23rd 2016 Fit for Fashion Werk Out: “Walk this Way Campaign” Featuring Model Fitness Coach. Shakila Stewart. Location: Harris Park 6200 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 Thursday February 25th: Hallelujah to Fashion: Online social media competition winner announced Friday: February 26th 2016 Business of Fashion Meet & Greet/Panel Discussion featuring guest speakers 4:00pm-6:00pm Emerging and Designer Lifestyle Fashion Show/Industry Mixer 6:30pm – 9:00pm Location: Cliffs Dweller Club Downtown Chicago 200 S. Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60604 Saturday February 27th 2016 Public Shopping Connection featuring local small businesses, designers, boutiques, beauty and health vendors Mini Kids Fashion show 2:30pm-3:00pm 12:00pm- 4:00pmLocation: South Shore Cultural Center 7059 South Shore Drive Chicago IL 60649
FINALE The Black Fashion Week USA Live In Chicago Luxury Runway Showcase 6:30pm-10pm Location: South Shore Cultural Center 7059 South Shore Drive Chicago IL 60649
VIP Reception Mix and Mingle 6:30pm–7:30pm
Luxury Designer Fashion Show 7:30pm-8:30pm
Mix, Mingle, Shop designer racks 8:30pm-10:00pm
More information on all designers showcase, schedule and tickets can be found on www.blackfashionweekusa.com.
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