FASHIONABLE INVITE | Museum of Contemporary Art c/o Virgil Abloh

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WHO Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

WHAT Presents Virgil Abloh | "Figures of Speech,"

WHERE Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago |  220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN June 10 to September 22, 2019 | Tuesday and Friday 10 am - 9 pm |  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday | 10 am - 5 pm.

Admission | $15

WHY It’s the first-ever museum exhibition devoted to Virgil Abloh’s work, focusing on his creative process and collaborations. What’s most impressive is his vast knowledge of architecture, graphic design, music and fashion, all of which influence his design aesthetic.

 Organized by MCA Chief Curator Michael Darling: “An exhibition like this in a major contemporary art museum is the next milestone in the evolution of Virgil’s practice. This show examines the choices Virgil has made, the media he works with, and the context of his artistic inspiration. His projects have unfurled with intention, precision, critique, historical awareness, cultural sensitivity, and rigor, and when taken out of the buzzy, frothy context of luxury fashion, celebrity mannequins, and hip hop one-upmanship, a very measured vision emerges.”

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FASHIONABLE INVITE | Louis Vuitton c/o Virgil Abloh Pop Up

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WHO Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh |  LV’s Men’s Artistic Director

WHAT A limited-edition collection of ready-to-wear and accessories, designed exclusively for Chicago. All commissioned in orange, these unique pieces disrupt the store’s monochromatic palette, bringing a pigment of urban living inside. The capsule will be sold alongside pieces from Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2019 collection.

WHERE 1100 West Randolph |  Chicago

WHEN June 8 th — July 7 th, 2019 | Monday to Thursday 11am – 7pm | Friday to Saturday 11am – 8pm and Sunday 12am – 6pm

Space is limited and reserving an appointment is recommended.

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FASHIONABLE INVITE | Uniqlo Celebrates Sustainability

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WHO  Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO

WHAT Chicagoans and visitors are invited to celebrate sustainability through a series of inspiring events for the mind, body, and home this summer.

WHERE Hosted at the flagship store, 830 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

WHEN May 30 – June 2

WHY In partnership with likeminded local experts, the series of events will showcase ways to implement the brand’s values into everyday life and provide opportunities to give back to the community.

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FASHIONABLE INVITE | Nike’s All For 1 Studio pop-up

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WHO: Nike

WHAT: A new pop-up experience called “All For 1 Studio”

WHERE: 900 S. Wabash Ave

WHEN: December 7-9, Noon-6 p.m.

ABOUT ALL FOR 1 STUDIO
Nike’s Air Force 1 has always been synonymous with the city of Chicago. A city where hard work and dedication meets unapologetic style and charisma. In partnership with Girl Gaze, Nike is highlighting the untold stories of six Chicago-based creatives who are a manifestation of this mentality. Join Nike at the All For 1 Studio to celebrate these unsung heroes and the work they do for their community. With a donation of a gently used or new pair of athletic footwear, attendees will be able to unlock a special customization experience.

The Unsung Heroes selected for Chicago as part of this nationwide initiative include: 

·      Malcolm London, Poet, Activist, Educator, Musician. He runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago alongside his friend, Chance The Rapper. 

·      Zaya Sosho, Founder of Future Kingz. A Chicago dance crew recently featured on America’s Got Talent and has performed with Chance the Rapper on the Ellen Degeneres show. 

·     Sara Merabet, Head Buyer for RSVP. She is the only female on staff in a male-dominated industry. 

·     Rachel James, creative director and founder, Pear Nova, a nail polish line. 

·     Rob Valentino, Co-founder, Project Mayhem and best known for pioneering the dip-dyeing craze that has taken over the sneaker industry

·      Natalia Ryshtakova, buyer at Notre. Natalia moved to the US from Belarus three years ago and has begun exploring her other passions as an artist in tattoo design and illustration. 

 

UNSUNG HERO FEATURED SESSIONS

Join unsung heroes of Chicago for exclusive, one-day only elevated workshop sessions:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Make Your Own Color Session
All for 1: Rachel James 
1 – 3 p.m. 
Make your own nail polish color with Founder of @PEARNOVA Rachel James at the All for 1 Studio.

Future Kingz Dance Session
All for 1: Zaya Sosho
4:30 – 6 p.m. 
Be a part of a community dance class with Chicago natives Zaya Sosho and The Future Kingz at the All for 1 Studio.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
Women in Menswear Discussion
All for 1: Sara Merabet & Natallia Ryshtakova
1-3 p.m.
Hear first-hand how Sara and Natallia continue to redefine the male dominated sportswear industry in Chicago and around the world through their unique sense of style at the All for 1 Studio.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
Sublimation Session
All for 1: Rob Valentino
1-3 p.m.
Join Rob Valentino and The Project Mayhem crew for a special customization experience at the All for 1 Studio.

Poetry Session
All for 1: Malcolm London
4-6 p.m. 
An intimate poetry workshop with Malcolm London addressing what “All for 1” means to Chicago through art, music and action at the All for 1 Studio.

 

FASHIONABLE INVITE | Costume Council Honors Designer Jason Wu

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WHO: The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum

WHAT: Fashion designer Jason Wu is honored in the second annual Presidents’ Circle Honors Award

WHERE: Chicago History Museum Woman’s Athletic Club

WHEN:  Friday, November 16, 2018

Tickets start at $250 and tables at $2,500. All proceeds benefit the Costume Council’s support of the Chicago History Museum. For ticket information, please contact Ishan Johnson at 312-799-2118 or at ijohnson@chicagohistory.org.

More information is available online at chicagohistory.org/event/jasonwu 

FASHIONABLE INVITE | Macy’s State Street Hosts Fall Bridal Sample Sale

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WHO: Macy's State Street

WHAT: A Fall Bridal Sample Sale Extravaganza

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 14th – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Macy’s State Street – 111 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60602 – 7th Floor, Narcissus Room

WHY: The exclusive clearance event will feature 500 sample gowns all available for $500 or less for a savings of approximately 60% to 80% off original prices! Brides-to-be can browse through dresses from top designers, including Demetrios, Cosmobella, Augusta Jones, Lazaro, Tara Keely by Lazaro, Watters & Watters, Watters Wtoo, Jorge Perez and Judd Waddell.

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Lafayette's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection

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WHO: Neiman Marcus

WHAT: Lafayette 148 New York's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection

WHERE: Neiman Marcus, Michigan Avenue, Third Floor

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 1pm

WHY: Fashion expert, Brooke Jaffe, talks about the collection inspiration by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater