The Shows Fashion Week

Day 7: S/S 2020 Evening Wear and Avant Garde Competition! (Evening Show)

STARTS: 4:30 PM 10/13/2019 ENDS: 8:00 PM 10/13/2019

The Shows Fashion Week

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About the Show/Event Description:

Our October Fashion Week in Chicago concludes with an evening full of fashion featuring our Evening Wear Show held at the famous Water Tower Place on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Our Evening Wear Show will showcase elegant designs, unique silhouettes, and luxurious fabrics. Walk the Red Carpet, strike a pose, and tell us who you are wearing as will be hosting our signature Red Carpet Interviews. We are also hosting a VIP Cocktail Reception featuring delicious drinks and complimentary hors d'oeuvres an hour before the show starts.

The Avant Garde is a competitive initiative brought to you by FashionBar Chicago to be held during CHICAGO FASHION WEEK powered by FashionBar LLC (Spring/Summer Collection) held yearly in October during our finale show of fashion week. The theme of the competition is Chicago's cityscape. Designers are challenged to utilize the vast city architecture, culture, diversity, lakefront and landmark's that make Chicago a global cosmopolitan city.

The winner will receive a $750.00 of free FashionBar's business consulting services to help grow your business. The consulting award and a certification for their creative and original work based on the theme. The Judging is based on coherence with the theme, skill level, creativity, artful expressiveness and overall execution:

Participants will not only represent themselves, but also their designer brand. Candidates must be a current resident of Illinois and can be professionally employed in the design industry at the time of the submission of their project. Candidates must design their own original projects completely by themselves. Candidates must follow the design and specifications outlined in their application for realization of their final project. Registration must be submitted on an individual basis. Online registration, applications, and final projects received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Projects selected in the Avant Garde competition cannot be presented in another competition during the year 2016/2017. Projects selected in the Avant Garde competition cannot be exhibited and published without the written mention of FashionBar Chicago: selected or awarded for the Avant Garde Competition 2019/2020.

Powered by FashionBar Chicago, this event is part of a week-long lineup of fantastic Fashion Week events as we present The Shows and The Marketplace, a Chicago fashion experience which showcases amazing designers, apparel, and products, giving you fashion, wellness, and beauty in uniquely Chicago venues. Love the Fashion. Raise the Bar!

Event Itinerary:

  • Theme: Evening Wear and Avant Garde Competition

  • Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

  • Red Carpet and media interviews begin at 4:30 p.m.

  • VIP Cocktail Reception opens at 4:30 p.m.

  • The Show begins at 5:00 p.m.

  • The Avant Garde Competition at 7:00 p.m.


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Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations. With an annual budget of over $59 million, the agency serves more than 27,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Howard Brown serves men, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago that includes a main health and research center in the Uptown neighborhood, Howard Brown Health Sheridan, and our other clinics Howard Brown Health Halsted in Lakeview, Howard Brown Health Clark in Rogers Park, Howard Brown Health 63rd Street in Englewood, Howard Brown Health 55th Street in Hyde Park, the Broadway Youth Center, and three Brown Elephant resale shops in Chicago (Lakeview and Andersonville neighborhoods) and Oak Park.