Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shelby Steiner Shows her Collection at Dovetail

Dovetail Chicago represents CFI designer Shelby Steiner's 
2013 summer collectionDovetail features "Stuff that’s handpicked with love. Stuff that you’re excited to own. Stuff that will last you for decades to come". 

Shelby’s inspiration for this collection was the tragic event that occurred in South Africa where there was a loss of 1,600 rhinos. Her collection exhibits, “Intricate custom patterns with manipulated imagery of rhino skeletal structures were carefully crafted by the designer in a kaleidoscopic form.”

Summer 2013

 Event Information:

When? Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | 7PM-10PM
Where? Dovetail, 1452 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60642
Visit Shelby:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CFI Designer Lagi Nadeau Packs Her Bags and Heads to Nashville

CFI designer, Lagi Nadeau showcased her Fall 2013 collection in the Nashville Fashion Week. From a review from The Tennessean the Nashville fashion show was a mix of "beautiful, sexy, feminine, edgy, charming, cutting edge and wearable." Her collection consisted of whimsical prints and fantasy knits.  Lagi is now caring her women's collection and jewelry at Jamie Inc, a luxury boutique in Nashville, TN.
Lagi Nadeau at Nashville Fashion Show
To see a sneak peak of Lagi visit:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

CFI Designers + Columbia College Students = Business

Columbia College Students collaborate with the CFI designers to help them with the business aspects of their collections.

Columbia College Students with Designer, Olivia Hwang
Each designer is grouped with 2-3 students. The Columbia Students are seniors who are educated in the business side of the fashion industry. The groups meet weekly to discuss marketing plans, social media skills, and other key business tools.

This is a great oppurtunity for the designers and students! They have the oppurtunity to learn the designing and business side of the fashion industry.