Saturday, March 27, 2010

Zamrie Spring 2010 Trunk Show

CFI's Ashley Zygmunt is showcasing her Spring 2010 collection of well tailored fit ready to wear with graceful detailing at The 900 Shops on Michigan Ave.  Stop by the POP UP SHOP to buy today!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Anna Hovet 2010 Fashion Show

Chicago Fashion Incubator's own 2009 DIR, Anna Hovet, showcases her 2010 Fall collection at The 900 Shops this evening.  Check her looks out tonight at the Pop Up Shop!  Her twist on hoodies and leggings are our favorite!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tea Anyone?

Jess Audey showcased her Fall 2010 Afternoon Tea and Dresses collection this afternoon at the Chicago Fashion Incubator Pop Up Shop at 900 N. Michigan Ave.  Her dresses offer the perfect blend of romance and whimsey that her fans are sure to love!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cynthia Ryba Trunk Show

For a limited time only, fans of  CFI 2009 DIR, Cynthia Ryba, are able to purchase her beautifully crafted Spring blouses and limited edition items at Chicago Fashion Incubator's Pop Up Shop at 900 N. Michigan Ave.!  Visit the store now to buy these amazing pieces by a DIR alum!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Custom Fitted Shirts!

The 900 Shops at 900 N. Michigan Ave. will host custom shirt fittings with our own DIR alumni and successful local entrepreneur, Kate Coxworth for Kate Boggiano, every Friday during the CFI POP UP launch.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get your favorite shirt!  Ms. Obama didn't!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CFI launches Pop-Up Shop!

The Launch/CFI Pop Up Shop at the Shops at 900 officially opened their doors today to the public. Come visit the store, located on the 5th floor of 900 N. Michigan Ave., where Chicago Fashion Incubator Alumni and the 2010 Designers in Residence will show and sell their designs through April 18th!

Pop Up Shop Schedule:


Tuesday, 16th, 6 – 8 p.m. Launch event – to purchase tickets visit

Thursday, 18th, 6 - 10 p.m. – Furio Fall/Winter 2010 Collection Launch

Saturday, 20th, Noon - 6 p.m. - Cynthia Ryba Trunk show

Saturday, 20th, Noon - 8 p.m. – 2010 New Designer Trunk Show

Sunday, 21st, Noon - 2 p.m. – Afternoon Tea & Dresses Showcasing Audey's Fall 2010 Collection

Friday, 26th, 8 - 11 p.m. – Anna Hovet Fall 2010 Fashion Show

Saturday, 27th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. – Zamrie Spring 2010 Trunk Show

Every Friday come get fitted for a custom Kate Boggiano shirt!

***Store hours: Starting March 18th, the retail store will be open 10 – 7 p.m. each Thursday through Saturday and Noon – 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Saturday, 3rd, Noon - 6 p.m. – Nora del Busto Trunk Show & Champagne Reception

Thursday, 8th, 7 - 10 p.m. - Kristin Hassan Summer 2010 Show & Event

Friday, 9th, Noon - 6 p.m. – Yana Collection Trunk Show Fall 2010

Saturday, 10th, 11 - 4 p.m. – Evil Kitty Trunk Show

Thursday, 15th, Noon - 8:30 p.m. – Agga B Trunk Show

Saturday, 17th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. – Anna Hovet Trunk Show

Every Friday come get fitted for a custom Kate Boggiano shirt!

***Store hours: The retail store will be open 10 – 7 p.m. each Thursday through Saturday and Noon – 6 p.m. on Sundays through April 18th.

Special thanks to all the blogger and media support from the event!  Click on their links to see the coverage:

Furio Fall/Winter 2010 Collection Launch

Furio, designed by CFI Alum Catherine Furio and Parker Manis, launched their Fall/Winter 2010 collection this week! This collection includes pieces inspired by the art of Elizabeth Tyson.  Check it out at the Chicago Fashion Incubator Pop Up Shop, 900 N. Michigan Ave. to take these amazing looks home!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Farewell Class of 2009, Welcome DIR 2010

2009 was a busy year for our very talented DIR and we send them off with best of wishes for their futures!  CFI will continue to work with the alumni through city events, shows, and workshops.  Continue following these great designers through their web pages and blogs!

As we move forward, CFI proudly introduces DIR class of 2010:
  • Donaldo Smith: Killian Gui
  • Miriam Cecilia Carlson: m.c.c.
  • Leah Fagan: Peloton
  • Christina Fan: C/Fan
  • Stephanie Kuhr: Dottie's Delights
  • Jonnie Rettele: Nonnie Threads

Stay tuned for individual profiles on all our CFI designers!