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Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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By Marcus Riley

The Art Behind Artistic Success

The Art Behind Artistic Success

Chicago artist P.Scott isn't just letting his art speak for itself. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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By Jessica Guido

PHOTOS: "A Vision of a Fashion God" Exhibit

Chicago artist fuses religious icons with popular fashion brands. See Full Gallery »

Monday, Oct 31, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Johnson Publishing Appoints New Director of Cosmetics Line

Johnson Publishing Appoints New Director of Cosmetics Line

But will it be enough to keep Fashion Fair relevant? Read »

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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By Marcus Riley

PHOTOS: Macy's Fashion Incubator Show

Chicago's next crop of designers showcase their latest looks. See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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By Kate Bernot
      

Macy's Preps New Designers for Runway

At Macy's Fashion Incubator on the 11th floor of the State Street store, the workroom is filled with the whirring of sewing machines, the snipping of scissors, and the laughter of six young... Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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By Emily Frager, Fleishman Hillard, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Get the Most Out of Fashion Focus

How to Get the Most Out of Fashion Focus

With Fashion Focus Chicago quickly approaching, here are some great tips to get the most out of it. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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By Jetta Bates-Vasilatos, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Fashion's Night Out Favorites: Guest

Fashion's Night Out Favorites: Guest

Jetta Bates-Vasilatos hits the fashioned-themed retail bacchanalia and picks the stores that did it proud. Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2011 at 3:49 AM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Emerging Designer: "Go Big or Go Home"

Chicago designer Azeeza Desai unveils her very first clothing line during New York Fashion Week. Read »

Saturday, Sep 10, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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By Lara Miller, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Apply for Chicago Fashion Incubator: Guest

How to Apply for Chicago Fashion Incubator: Guest

The CFI is taking applications for the 2012-2013 year -- here's everything you need to know to get noticed. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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By Lara Miller, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to be Part of Chicago Fashion Incubator: Guest

How to be Part of Chicago Fashion Incubator: Guest

The Chicago Fashion Incubator's advisers explain how their organization bridges the gap between business and arts communities. Read »

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