September/October 2017 Issue

Chicago fashion designer Rakan Shams Eldeen shares what inspires him and what pieces he thinks women should invest in for the fall. more

Oct 17, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Chicago designer Chelli Look tells Chicago Woman what inspired her new collection, the local designer she admires and all about her experience working in the Chicago fashion scene. more

Oct 13, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Lagi Nadeau shares her new collection inspired by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito's elegant woodblock prints, and describes what she thinks designers can do to help build and improve the Chicago fashion scene. more

Oct 10, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

From Marwen student to Deputy Director, Akilah Halley is helping create opportunities for young artists today. more

Oct 9, 2017 9:00 AM Influencers

Anna Brown's inspiration often starts with three elements that define her collections. She shares the inspiration for her Fall/Winter '17 collection, as well as her favorite fall fashion investment. more

Oct 6, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Oct 3, 2017 1:00 PM New + Noteworthy

For Shruti Kiriti, the most inspiring thing about her collection is the woman who wears it. A grad of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shruti has a unique insight into the Chicago fashion scene. more

Oct 3, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Considering that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, it is important that everyone is informed. The experts at Susan G. Komen share some facts that you should know. more

Oct 2, 2017 1:00 PM Health

From art exhibits to theater, here are our picks for cultural events and happenings we suggest you check out this October! more

Oct 2, 2017 1:00 PM New + Noteworthy

Chicago History Museum's Curator of Costume talks about how history, art and fashion help tell Chicago's stories. more

Oct 2, 2017 9:00 AM Influencers

The importance of vision in your child’s learning behavior is something all parents should know about. more

Sep 29, 2017 1:24 PM Sponsored Content

What needs to change in Chicago for it to secure its place as a fashion center? Designer Idrine Bishweka weighs in. more

Sep 29, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Designer Anadil Johnson admires Midwestern craftsmanship and work ethic, which makes Chicago the perfect place to manufacture her collection. The future of fashion in Chicago is made to last. more

Sep 29, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Working out at the gym at Soho House and taking lunch meetings are just a fraction of what Chicago filmmaker Fawzia Mirza manages to get done in a day. Mirza gives CW a peek into her busy schedule. more

Sep 28, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Shernett Swaby is a Chicago designer to watch, with ideas about how make Chicago one of the great fashion capitals of the world. She shares her new, playful collection inspired by her childhood, as well as the Chicago designers she admires. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:00 PM Style Makers


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Chicago fashion designer Elena Bobysheva brings Russian elegance to Chicago with her Fall 2017 collection, as well as her advice on making one's way in the Chicago fashion scene. more

Sep 26, 2017 2:00 PM Style Makers

Park, a recent Chicago transplant, talks about her job and why she loves fall in the city. more

Sep 23, 2017 9:00 AM Profiles 1 Comments

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The Chicago Fashion Incubator, an established 501(c), supports the Chicago fashion industry through programs and workshops. Tonya Gross, CFI Executive Director, and CFI designers Kate Kiernan, Lauren Markt and Adilah Muhammad share their style. more

Sep 22, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

As you start to think about end-of-year charitable giving, learn more about how to make sure you are making informed decisions about where to donate and how. more

Sep 21, 2017 2:27 PM Work + Money


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As with most television shows, what we see on our screens is not real life. Orange Is The New Black is no exception. Women prisons are fraught with inequities and issues that are based in gender issues. more

Sep 15, 2017 9:00 AM Life + Love

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