FashioNext is an ongoing, ground-breaking fashion design competition featuring Chicago designers. Participants are challenged to design garments inspired by select pieces from our costume collection.
Tuesday, December 10, 5:30–9:30 p.m., formal event at 8:00 p.m.
Fashion lovers, join us for the finale of the fifth annual FashioNext. For this year’s competition, local teens created looks influenced by our exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. Celebrate Chicago chic with a mix of professional and emerging designer talent; signature non-alcoholic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; music and break-out runway shows; and a chance to vote for your favorite teen creation. The night includes Corri McFadden, owner and founder of e-Drop-Off, interviewing emerging Chicago designer Azeeza Khan, and announcing the winner of FashioNext.
Cost: Teens/students: $5 or free with a toy donation for Toys for Tots; adults: $10
FashioNext is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair is sponsored by Exelon and the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum.