3rd Annual Black Fashion Week USA Returns to Chicago February 19th – 26th 2017

3rd Annual Black Fashion Week USA Returns to Chicago February 19th – 26th 2017

 

(Chicago, IL) – February 19th –26th 2017 The Black Fashion Week USA events will return for it’s

3rd annual fashion week during Black History Month in Chicago, IL. The full weekend of events will take place in Chicago, where it all began two years ago with a vision to highlight designers of color, promoting and exposing their brand aesthetics to the general public nationwide in key black metropolitan cities.

 

The Week Ahead (February 19th-26th, 2017)

Chicago’s 2017 events will feature a student scholarship competition online intake for students of color in fashion, beauty and art and virtual fashion film movie night highlight the 1975 movie

“Mahogany’ featuring Diana Ross. The main fashion events will include a “Black Fashion Matters”panel discussion/business workshop featuring guest speakers such as Laurie Underwood of Lifetime’s Project Runway Season 14 designer, former retail buyer Marin Heiskell, international model and fashion designer Robin Harris, fabric sourcing and manufacturing expert Jay Arbetman, image and personal branding strategist Aaja Corrine Magee and international stylist and salon owner Adodo Robinson. More than just a platform; expect to connect with and foster long lasting business relationships. The panel will be followed by a series of fashion shows that will take place February 25th – 26th, 2017.

 

The Fashion Shows

Kids Fashion Show from 2pm-3pm at the Public Shopping Connection from 10am to 3pm followed by the Luxury Runway Show and Reception from 6pm to 10pm at the South Shore Cultural Center Saturday, February 25th, 2017 South Shore Cultural Center 7058 South Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60649. Sunday February 26th, 2017 will be the Emerging Designers/Lifestyle Fashion Designers 6:30pm-10pm at the historical DuSable Museum of African American History

 

Hotel accommodations

Hotel accommodations can be arranged with the Chicago South Loop Hotel (312) 674-2338. Ask for Taritha Jackson at Chicago South Loop Hotel when booking for a special discounted rate for one of our events and the Hyatt South Chicago Hyatt South Chicago https://

chicagosouthuniversity.place.hyatt.com/chizugfash2017.

 

 

Black Fashion Week USA Coverage

http://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/95445023-story

 

Black Fashion Week USA  On ABC 7Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubT_qb50g4

Black Fashion Week USA Recap Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK0xFiAh_TM

 

Samples of runway fashion show

https://youtu.be/tkKbxBjbtWM

https://youtu.be/7E9OQlx8jI4

 

Tickets can be purchased online for all events at www.blackfashionweekusa.com and via Eventbrite

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