Next Fashion Kicks Off Fashion Week

Next Fashion hosts show to kick off fashion week

By KIM PEIFFER
|  Monday, Oct 17, 2011  |  Updated 5:35 AM CDT
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Fashionistas, rejoice. Chicago’s most anticipated fashion event of the year, Fashion Focus, is right  around the corner, and it's kicking off in style.

There's four official headlining Fashion Focus shows from Oct. 17-23, but other designers are sharing the spotlight as well.

Next Fashion Chicago goes down Oct. 17th at Germania Place from 6:30-10 pm to celebrate the start of the week-long roster of fashion activities organized by the Mayor’s Fashion Council Chicago.

The evening will feature a Euro-style runway show by some of the city’s most cherished designers including Sahar Dada, Elda de la Rosa, Mira Couture, Fraley Le and more. In addition, models will be showing off clothes from Bottega Contessa, Sofia, Furla and Caché.

The ever-fashionable Candace Jordan, society blogger for CandidCandace.com and NBC 5's Marcus Riley are hosting the event.

After the show, stick around for the after party inside Germania’s two ballrooms, featuring dancing and cocktails.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $65 for VIP and $20 for fashion students. 

 Now just to figure out what to wear ...

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