Chicago Fashion Incubator is pleased to introduce its two new Designers In Residence!
Christina Monley, designer for Christina Karin, is a BU graduate in business and art history and has studied fashion design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Christina Karin is a modern women’s dress label. The company is a luxury lifestyle brand defined by classic American glamour, edgy sophistication, and attainable price point. The brand strives to make women shine through exceptional product, design, and its commitment to unrivaled customer service. All merchandise is produced domestically in the USA. A portion of all sales go toward various charity initiatives to help women and children around the world lead safer lives with greater opportunities to thrive.
Pictured center, Christina Monley
Lagilelei was born in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New
York and Michigan State University for fashion design. While attending FIT, she
interned with Nicole Romano, later working as an assistant fashion designer at Tahari and then Ammara. In 2010, she launched the
Lagi Nadeau jewelry collection which has been featured in Marie Claire,
Sugarlaws, and has accessorized fashion collections such as Kay Unger and Phoebe Couture. Lagi
Nadeau label will expand into an inaugural womenswear line with the launch of her Spring 2013 collection. Nadeau is a strong proponent of American made products
and makes each piece in the US.