A natural beauty expo packed full of goodies, 19th century fashion displayed beside 21st century sensibilities, and a midweek underground fashion show; here are a few of the indie fashion events I’m looking forward to this week:
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
The Art Institute of Chicago
Through Sunday, September 29th
The relationship between fashion and art in the 19th century may seem like an aloof subject, but much effort has been put into making this exhibit a relatable favorite for the fashion focused. If you haven’t had the opportunity, do yourself a favor and check out Impressions & Fashion (Tumblr) now. A viral marketing campaign, the fashion blog provides a look at 21st century fashion from the point of view of a surprisingly witty and likable 19th century Parisian. Special viewings of the exhibit are hosted on select Saturdays through September 28th.
More info: http://www.artic.edu/
10 pm. Thursday, September 19th
Good times for a great cause. As part of Underground’s style series, three indie designers will be featured in a fashion show to benefit Charity 4 Life – a Chicago based non-profit devoted to rehabilitating homeless children.
More info: http://www.theundergroundchicago.com/#all
2nd Annual Industry Standard Natural Hair and Beauty Fashion Show
Lacuna Lofts in the Reverie Gallery
5 pm – 9 pm. Saturday, September 21st
With nearly 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Chicago vloggers “The Monroe Sisters” have cemented their footprint in the natural beauty world. Join them for a night dedicated to natural hair, beauty, and fashion. Complete with fashion shows, live performances, music, and eats.
More info: http://isfashionshowchicago.com/