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Fashion Thu Oct 21 2010
Despite the autumnal chill in the air Tuesday night at the opening show of this year's Fashion Focus Chicago, spring was swirling on stage. The Chicago Fashion Incubator Designers Past and Present, presented by Macy's, in conjunction with CS Magazine, showcased thirteen, up and coming Chicago designers. The collections were rife with preppy yacht-wear and flowery dresses, bouncing down the runway to dance tunes.
Although some predictability took hold at the start of the show, Agga B.'s first piece changed the tempo of the whole room and was the first to incite applause at the offset. The jagged mini dresses possessed origami inspired shapes and playful cutouts, and managed to make black a suddenly refreshing color.
Miriam Cecilia wrapped up the show with two stunning ball gowns. The soft pastels and cloud-like skirts had the audience ooo-ing and aaa-ing like a princess was entering the room.
This introduction of fresh faces and growing designers was a fitting way to kick off the sixth annual Fashion Focus Chicago, which runs until October 24th . So bundle up in your finest fall coat and enjoy this weeklong taste of spring fashion before Chicago freezes over.