This year, Latino Fashion Week celebrates "Images of Fashion" dedicated to the industry behind the lense. A special photography exhibit by world-renowned fashion photojournalist Daniel Garriga will be on display throughout the week at the Zhou B Art Center.
Latino Fashion Week
October 9 -13
Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th Street
Schedule of Events:
-Tuesday, October 9: LIGHTS, CAMERA, FASHION: LFW? Red Carpet Media Party
Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W. 35th St.
Doors Open: 5:30 PM | Reception: 6:00 PM | Runway Show: 7:15 PM Hosted by Windy City Live's Ryan Chiaverini and KISS FM's Nina Chantele, a Red Carpet Media Reception will kick off the week with the theme Images of Fashion featuring top local Latino designers including Noelia Cruz, Claudia Urrutia, Nelissa Carrillo, Roland Rodriguez and Sadia Pattison, each of whom will present his or her most outstanding designs. In addition, LFW? will feature its annual catwalk with Chicago's very own local celebrities including Chicago Bears' Evan Rodriguez, WGN's Lourdes Duarte, ABC's Stacey Baca, NBC's Natalie Martinez and Daniella Guzman, Univision's David Miranda, B96's Julian Nieh, Rockit Ranch Productions President Arturo Gomez and more!
-Wednesday, October 10: Macys & LFW celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month honoring 2012 Icon of Style, Carlos Santana
Macy's, 111 North State Street, Dress Department ? 4th Floor
5:30 PM | RSVP REQUIRED: 1-800-329-8667
Join Macy's, Vanidades magazine & LFW? "In Conversation" with our panel of experts for a discussion on Carlos Santana's influence in the music and fashion world. After the panel, enjoy music, light Latin-inspired refreshments and, with any Carlos by Carlos Santana $5O purchase or more made during the event, receive a copy of Santana's newest album Shape Shifter and limited-edition keychain.
Fashion Designer of Nikolaki Design and Project Runway contestant Nick Verreos will host and moderate the panel of style makers and industry experts which includes Diego Rocha, a Brazilian born handbag designer who opened his first store in Chicago, Jacqueline Blanco, Editor in Chief of Vanidades Magazine and Leanne Violette, Designer of Carlos by Carlos Santana Footwear.
-Thursday, October 11: MHOA & LFW? present Teen Runway Show and HACER Gala Fundraiser Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W. 35th St.
Doors Open & Exhibit: 5:00 PM | AWSUM Panel: 6:30 PM | Runway Show: 7:00 PM | Gala: 8:15 PM
Now in its 4th year, this family event is highlighted by a Teen Runway Show, followed by the HACER Gala for Education, promoting a healthy lifestyle and improved self-esteem featuring the AWSUM (Amazing-Wonderful-Super-Unique-Me) Panel Discussion with teen-savvy motivational speakers including Miss Illinois USA Nancy To, Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 finalist Nicole Suarez, Univision's Carolina Rodriguez, Founder of Vox Populi Magazine Patrick Seller, Ford Models Agent David Sanchez and more. Runway show will feature designs by designer Andrea Castro and Akira for Men. Sponsored by McDonald's Hispanic Owner-Operators Association.
-Friday, October 12: LFW? presents "For the Jetsetter: Haute Couture, Resort and Swimwear"
Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W. 35th St.
Doors Open: 6:00 PM | VIP Reception: 6:30 PM | Runway Show: 7:45 PM Hosted by Journalist Carlos Anaya, this VIP reception honors Fashion Hope, an organization that builds awareness and raises funds in the fashion industry to help rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking; exposing what is perhaps the gravest human rights atrocity of our time. This will be followed by an exclusive runway show with designs by Eva Chen, a rising star in the international fashion industry; Eva has absorbed the merits of different cultures and put them into her designs. Also featuring local and international designers, Yirko Sirivich swimwear for men and Eva by Evelyn swimwear for women. Celebrity guests include Erick Jimenez Sabater, Mister Universe Model 2012, Singer and The Voice contestant Terisa Griffin, Univision's Jackie Guerrido and more!
-Saturday, October 13: LFW? presents Paparazzi Glamour and Fashion Lounge & Expo
Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W. 35th St., Chicago
Fashion Lounge & Expo: 11 AM ? 8 PM
A Shoppers Fashion Lounge Expo: This lavishly fun pre-holiday shopping extravaganza will feature an array of premier clothing, right off the runway, accessories, make-up and salon boutiques. Booths will host mini makeover specials, product demonstrations and workshops. FREE & Open to the Public. Paparazzi Glamour: Exhibit: 6:00 PM | VIP Reception: 7:00 PM | Runway Show: 8:00 PM This glamorous evening, hosted by ABC's Sylvia Perez, WGCI's UB Rodriguez and Vanidades Magazine, begins with a VIP Celebrity status reception, followed by the finale runway show including collections by designers Argemito Sierra, Juan Colon, Andrea Castro, Yirko Sivirich, Vanidades Magazine's featured designer, Gabriela Moya and more. Celebrity guests include Journalist Carlos Anaya and Spanish soap opera star Christian Carabias.