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There is little time left before the final show of the Black Fashion Week USA 2017.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our partner’s event, Luxury Designer Runaway Show on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. You are welcome to buy tickets at Eventbrite.

Sounds interesting? Let’s remember how it was last year.

The week kicked off on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 with the announcement of “The Hallelujah to Fashion Contest” winner via social media, in which one eager fashionista Angelina Hill was gifted with two free tickets to the Black Fashion Week USA Luxury Fashion show for sharing her best designer Sunday outfit via email by midnight.

On Monday February 22nd, 2016 at 6 p.m. natives of the local African-American communities gathered in the auditorium of the Carter G Woodsen Regional Library on the south side of Chicago to witness two local college students, Alenda Little and Collette Green compete for cash scholarships for tuition in fashion design via “The Purple Carpet Project.”  The newly formed nonprofit strives to be a financial gateway for students of color in fashion, beauty and art attending local city colleges and universities. The winner of the competition, Alenda Little, a student at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, embraced her 1st prize scholarship of $400 and was thankful to showcase her work in front of friends and family. Both students were given sound advice and solid critiques on their creative clothing designs from five professional expert judges in fashion design and beauty.


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 was marked with the 2nd annual “Fit for Fashion Work Out” event featuring the “Walk this Way” campaign taught by model coach Shakila Grigler.


On Friday, February 26th, 2016 the real peak moment was made when several fashion and business industry guest panellists expressed their inside business-of-fashion secrets during the 2nd annual Business of Fashion Panel discussion hosted by media professional Sherell Hubbard. The speakers shared their best practices with emerging fashion designers, students, and fashion and beauty professionals. Five talented designers stepped out to creatively exhibit their designs on the evening of Friday, February 26th, 2016 downtown Chicago. It was the first time some of the designers had showcased their collections.



The South Shore Cultural Center,where the Grand Finale of Black Fashion Week events took place on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 was flooded with local Chicago fashionistas and city supporters as they came out to shop with over 20 local fashion brands in kids, women’s, and men’s fashions along with a few beauty vendors.The shopping event was created primarily for generating new customers for local African-American fashion businesses and exposing their products to a larger African-American consumer market. This event sought to encourage African-American fashion shoppers to support black fashion businesses not only during Black History Month but year round.



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