I attended the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) at Macy's on State Street launch this past week in support of Miriam Carlson of M.C.C. We met at Justin White's fashion show last spring, and since then she has hit the ground running. Not only was I blessed to have her made-to-order dresses at Verse, she also designed my bridesmaids and reception dresses for my wedding last August. Her designs are current, yet classic with excellent fabric choices to complement her feminine silhouettes.
We were in excellent company with, press, buyers, and fashionistas all in attendance to show their support for the upcoming designers of 2010. Chicago loses out on a lot of their homegrown talent to New York. Hopefully now with the reshaping of the industry we will be fortunate enough to develop a flourishing fashion community.