Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2013/2014 Application Open House

Hello Designers!!

Today is the Day! This evening from 5:00-7:00pm, the Chicago Fashion Incubator will be hosting an Open House for designers interested in our 2013/2014 Designers in Residence Program!  The 2013/2014 Application will also become available on our website (!

If you are interested in attending our open house tonight, here are directions on how to get to us once inside Macy's on State:

We are located at Macy's on State Street, on the 11th floor.
Enter through the State and Randolph St. entrances. When you enter Macy's you will be in women's handbags.
 Walk South past the COACH counter and then past the TOUS counter.

In between the TOUS and LINKS OF LONDON counters is the hallway to the associate elevators.
 The elevators are green carpeted with linoleum flooring.
Take these elevators to the 11th floor.
 If you have entered into cream marble elevators, those only head to 7 and you went into the hallway between COACH and TOUS rather than TOUS and LINKS.
Exit those elevators at 1, walk a little further South to go to the elevator hallway located between TOUS and LINKS.

Upon arriving at the 11th floor lobby, there will be an Incubator Employee to greet you and direct you to our location.

Please feel free to call with any questions you may have: 312-781-5039.  We look forward to seeing you tonight!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CFI alumni Kristin Hassan will be changing her company name in 2013. With her new rebranding effort, is "aiming to build a bigger, bolder, and stronger organization." But while it's easy to get distracted by Hassan's new career move, it's not easy to overlook her stunning new jewelry collections in her Passport to Style World Tour such as the Mazagaon Stud Wrap that was recently featured in "My Highest Self." With all that we've been seeing from KH, we're sure that Hassan's rebranding efforts will only enhance her collection. 
Mazageon Stud Wrap

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A BIG congrats to our Designer in Residence alumni Taneasha Prunty of GIDI for being selected to be featured in New York City Fashion Week EMERGE! 

"Taneasha along with five other designers: Berny Martin, India de Beaufort,Arefeh Mansouri and Franklin Rowe all selected out of hundreds of submissions from around the world will be showcasing their Spring 2013 Fashion Collections at EMERGE! For New York City Fashion Week." -Chicagonow

Friday, August 10, 2012

Alumni News! 

Take a look at C/FAN fashion designer and DIR alumni Christina Fan's shout out about her move back to China!

Additionally, Shavonne Dorsey was spotlighted on Chic and Curvy for her work. Take a look at the interview questions and looks from our fabulous alumni!