Last Updated On: October 16, 2017

Fashion Week in Chicago is obviously nothing like New York, Paris, or London but I still think it’s important and fun to support local designers that are right here in Chicago.

For almost ten years, Chicago used to have a week-long Fashion Week to celebrate and support local designers with great shows and fun parties. If you have lived in the Chicago for a few years you might have heard of it? It was called Fashion Focus and it was supported by the city. However, in 2016, it was cut because of funding. I really wish the city could have got some sponsorships so that they were able to keep Fashion Focus and continue to grow Fashion Week along with supporting local designers. When I first moved to Chicago I was lucky enough to be invited and attend some of the fashion shows and fashion events in Chicago. Those are some really fun memories of my first few years in Chicago and I’m so happy that I got to be a part of Fashion Focus and Fashion Night Out.

However, Fashion Week in Chicago is not officially over! I hope over the next few years it will come back and be better than ever. This year Fashion Week in Chicago is from October 20th through the 28th along with some other fashion events in October. For my fashion lovers, here’s how you be a part of Chicago Fashion Week 2017.

Chicago Fashion Week Events 2017

Midwest Fashion Week, Fashion For A Cause

Support local fashion and breast cancer awareness month with a runway show and cocktail party. Tickets start at $40 and you can get them here.

Date: Saturday, October 7th at 7 pm
Location: Godfrey Hotel Chicago

StyleChicago.com’s The Art of Fashion

If you want to go to Chicago’s hottest fashion show, buy tickets asap to Style Chicago’s The Art of Fashion because it sells out every year. Tickets start at $50. I’ve been twice and it’s so much fun. If you want to see Chicago top fashion designers they will be showcasing their lines at this show.

Date: Thursday, October 19th at 5 pm
Location: Revel Fulton Market

Swimsuit Fashion Show, Swimwear SS 2018

View the hottest swimwear collections for 2018 with local and global designers. For $35 to the Swimwear Fashion Show, enjoy the show and complimentary appetizers and drinks. When you purchase a ticket to this event you are also supporting a donation to American Cancer Society.

Date: Friday, October 20th at 6 pm
Location: Flagship Tavern & Grill

The Modern Minimalist

Local Chicago designers Ann Everett and Elizabeth Parker will showcase collections inspired by futuristic designs. For $30 to The Modern Minimalist Show, enjoy the show and complimentary appetizers and drinks. When you purchase a ticket to this event you are also supporting a donation to American Cancer Society.

Date: Saturday, October 21st at 1:30 pm
Location: Arkadia Tower Chicago

Evening Wear Fashion Show,  SS 2018

Support Chicago local designer Anastasia Chatzka as she showcases 16 different evening wear looks. For $50 to the Evening Wear Fashion Show, enjoy the show and complimentary appetizers and drinks. When you purchase a ticket to this event you are also supporting a donation to American Cancer Society.

Date: Sunday, October 22nd at 11:30 am
Location: Mercedes Benz Dealership of Chicago

Fall Fashion Show at The Colette Collection (Newly Added Event!)

Support an amazing and adorable local Chicago boutique and head to The Colette Collection on Sunday for their Fall Fashion Show! Tickets are only $10 when you use the discount code FASHION at checkout and you will receive a goody bag valued at $100. You can grab your tickets here.

Date: Sunday, October 22nd at 4 pm (doors open at 3:30 pm)
Location: 2858 N. Clark Street

Beautiful Business: A Professional Fashion Show

This fashion show showcases designers with a strong influence of professional garments. The perfect show for any women looking to enhance their professional wardrobe for the upcoming season. For $20 to the Professional Fashion Show, enjoy the show and complimentary appetizers and drinks. When you purchase a ticket to this event you are also supporting a donation to American Cancer Society.

Date: Friday, October 27th at 6 pm
Location: John Marshall School of Law

Finale Fashion Show & Avant Garde Competition

The final show of Chicago’s Fashion Week will showcase the winning garment and custom pieces designed by the winner of the GlitterBall avant-garde competition. For $50 to the Finale Fashion Show enjoy the show and complimentary appetizers and drinks. When you purchase a ticket to this event you are also supporting a donation to American Cancer Society.

Date: Sunday, October 29th at 11:30 am
Location: Audi Dealership of Chicago

And just FYI…

If you can’t make any of the fashion show this year you can get an amazing list of local Chicago designers from the Chicago Fashion Incubator At Macy’s On State Street. Current and past featured designers are here.

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