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CFF Scholarship Competition 2015

For a limited time only get $25 off

VIP Tickets now $75 (reg $100) - promo code Fashion

GOLD Tickets now $50 (reg $75) - promo code Fashion2

Chicago Fashion Foundation 2015 Scholarship Showcase & Competition

Chicago Fashion Foundation Presents

A City Within A City

8th Annual Design Competition & Fashion Show

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

6:30 PM
VIP & Press Reception
Silent Auction & Raffle

7:30 PM
General Admission

8:00 PM
Fashion Presentation & Awards

Join Chicago Fashion Foundation at our 8th Annual Design Competition & Showcase as we celebrate all the exciting talent in Chicago's fashion design community! You won't want to miss our fabulous runway collective of emerging, alumni and established Chicago fashion designers.

Fourteen finalists—our Chicago emerging designers created outfits inspired by the historic Merchandise Mart. The winner will receive a $5,000 fashion design scholarship, with smaller scholarships being awarded to second and third place.

We are very proud of our winner from last year, 22 year old Alexander Knox, who became a contestant on season 13 of "Project Runway". Knox made it through ten challenges before being eliminated.

Interspersed throughout the competition, we will feature collections from our outstanding alumni designers and several of Chicago's exceptional fashion designers. You won't want to miss these gorgeous designs gliding down the runway!

Before the fashion presentation mingle with the who's-who of the Chicago fashion industry while enjoying premium cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and raffle and photo opportunities by our step and repeat.

To keep the cycle of excellence and innovation alive, all ticket sales go towards student scholarships and special fashion programming.

Hosted by

Tisha Lewis - Reporter, FOX 32 News Chicago


Future of Chicago Fashion Design Competitors

Alyson Montemayor, Harper College

Anna Ramirez, Columbia College Chicago

Courtney Batio, Harper College

Delvin McCray, Columbia College Chicago

Faina Stefadu, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ginte Sabaliauskaite, Harper College

Hannah Linder, Harper College

Kelcie McCurdy, Columbia College Chicago

Lisa Nahhas, Columbia College Chicago

Myra Chung, Harper College

Nicole Dieshnbourg, Columbia College Chicago

Nicole Ramos, Harper College

Stephany Munoz, Harper College

Yesenia Villarreal, Columbia College Chicago


Alumni Designers

Elena Bobysheva - Elena Bobysheva
Columbia College Chicago

LaTonya Williams - Elizabeth Smith Fashions
International Academy of Design & Technology

Robert Noia - Robert Noia
Columbia College Chicago


Top Chicago Fashion Designers

Mark Roscoe Design

Daniel George (menswear)


Gabrielle Zwick Designs



Chicago Fashion Foundation


Rose Mandel, Mandel Productions


Soundz AVL


DJ Laura Bee


Jennifer Simonis, Artistic Director

Custom Hair Lounge + Spa


Brenda Arelano, Artistic Director


Pilar Saiki

Fashion Stylist & Faculty at Fashion Department at Harper College


Andrea Schwartz-VP of Media Relations of Macy's (Marshall Field's) (North & Midwest Regions, Diego Rocha-Designer, Diala Joseph-Fashion Blogger, Frances Renk-Fashionista and more TBA.


Kristin Tuerk - 312-622-7327


Get your tickets early, this event always sells out!

Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.

Use PROMO code Fashion to receive your VIP discount

Use PROMO code Fashion2 to receive your GOLD discount


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Chicago Fashion Foundation Sponsors and Partners

Latino Fashion Week 2014

CFF 7th Annual Scholarship Showcase & Competition

chicago Fashion Foundation 2014 Scholarship Showcase & Competition

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CFF 6th Annual Scholarship Competition & Showcase - March 21, 2013

Fashion Focus Chicago Volunteer Ops

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 is right around the corner, taking place October 17-23, 2011, and there are some exciting events for you to volunteer at to get more involved in Chicago fashion!


Thursday, October 20, 2011 - Vert Couture Eco-Fashion Show & Benefit presented by Conscious Living TV Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North

Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Markgrad, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, October 21, 2011 -The Art of Fashion 2011 presented by Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North

Volunteer Contact: Lynna Smith, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - FashionChicago presented by Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North

Volunteer Contact: Lynna Smith, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Sunday, October 23, 2011 - Education Day hosted by the Mayor's Fashion Council Chicago Cultural Center

Volunteer Contact: Kiran Advani,


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