Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10/28 CFI Application Open House 12pm-2pm & 5pm-7pm

10_28_10 Open House Invite
Date: Thursday October 28th

Location: Macy's on State Street 11th Floor - Enter through the State & Randolph doors, take the employee elevator between TOUS and LINKS to the 11th floor.

Times: Afternoon 12pm-2pm, Evening 5pm-7pm

What: An informal Open House where you can view the space and ask questions about the Chicago Fashion Incubator and How to Apply.  Plus, meet our Designers in Residence and preview their Spring 2011 collections in person. 

RSVP by 10am Thursday October 28th to
Please indicate the afternoon (12pm - 2pm) or the evening (5pm - 7pm) Open House.

Application Deadline: November 8th.

Application available online at:

Lara Miller
The Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's on State Street

The Chicago Fashion Incubator | 111 N. State Street 11th Floor | Chicago | IL | 60602

CFI at Fashion Focus: In Review

Photo from Chicago Sun-Times

CFI designers started off Fashion Focus last week to rave reviews at the Chicago Fashion Incubator Designers Past & Present, presented by Macy's and CS Magazine.  Thirteen of CFI's current and alumni designers showed at the event to a packed tent in Millennium Park.  Notable attendees included Commissioner of Public Affairs Lois Weisberg and "King of Nightlife" Billy Dec.

The designers' spring 2011 collections were called "sexy" by the Chicago Sun-Times and the "highlight" of Fashion Focus by ChicagoNow.

Thank you to everyone who attended this successful kickoff to Fashion Focus 2010!


Kristin Hassan

Kate Boggiano

Evil Kitty

Agga B.

Anna Hovet

Nora del Busto



Killian Gui


Dottie's Delights
Nonnie Threads

Miriam Cecilia

To see more pictures, check out this great review and slideshow on the Chicago Sun-Times website and this photo gallery in Time Out Chicago!

Visit these websites for additional media coverage of CFI at Fashion Focus 2010:
  • Photos of the show on NBC Chicago
  • Where to shop for CFI designer looks on Chicago Sun-Times blog

Remember to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more updates!

And thank you so much to our show's incredible sponsors!


CS Magazine


VitaminWater and VitaminWaterZero



Blue Plate


Hawaii Tourism and Convention Bureau

Factor Models

Pascal Pour Elle

DJ Sye Young

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

Fashion Focus Chicago


Saturday, October 23, 2010

10/24 Fashion Focus Chicago Industry Day & Thursday 10/28 CFI Open House

Interested in applying for the Chicago Fashion Incubator?
Join Executive Director Lara Miller along with
CFI Alumni and Designers In Residence
for a Question and Answer Session.
October 24th
11am - 12pm
at the Chicago Cultural Center
 78 E. Washington St.
5th Floor Washington Room

Advanced Registration is Closed
but we will be accepting attendees on a first come first serve basis.

10_28_10 Open House Invite

Thank you for your support of the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's on State Street!
The number of people that came out to support our designers at the CFI runway show last Tuesday evening was incredible.  Unforeseeable circumstances prevented some from seeing the show, and for this we sincerely apologize. 
Please join us for our Open House this Thursday October 28th to learn more about the Chicago Fashion Incubator, to meet our Designers in Residence and to have the chance to preview their Spring 2011 collections in person. 
RSVP by Wednesday October 27th to
Lara MillerThe Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's on State Street

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Round Table at CFI

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen and Steve Dool from BPMW Agency stopped by CFI for an amazing round table discussion last night at Macy's.  2010 Designers in Residence along with some of our Alumni and our Associate Designers had the chance to speak with Micah and Steve followed by an awesome trunk show at Macy's on State.

Thank you to everyone who came out!!