In Review: Chicago's Fashionable 2011

From the runway to the design table to the boutiques, it was a very stylish year for Chicago.

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Crimson Lounge
JANUARY: Crimson Lounge hosted a fundraiser featuring Ford models.
JANUARY: The Chicago husband and wife design duo known as J.Cheikh hosted their first local fashion show, offering a sneak peek at the Fall/Winter 2012 Collection before heading to New York Fashion Week.
Meredith Gregory
FEBRUARY: AKIRA presented its Spring 2011 Runway Show "Le Voyeur" at the Lyric Opera House.
Marcus Riley
FEBRUARY: Factor Women modeling agency celebrated its 1-year anniversary with a cocktail party at River North's Hubbard Inn.
FEBRUARY: Chicago designer Borris Powell won the Academy Awards Oscars Designer Challenge with his Black Swan dress, which included a red carpet stroll with Brazilian model Izabela Garcia.
FEBRUARY: We caught up with Amy Creyer of at New York Fashion Week and explored her method behind capturing street style photos. VIDEO
Marcus Riley
MARCH: Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson promoted the new Gorgeous Pushup bra at the Michigan Avenue flagship store.
MARCH: Flower power took over the runway as the the Garfield Park Conservatory hosted the third annual Fleurotica show.
MARCH: Custom suiting store Sebastien Grey presented its pre-spring fashion show at The Underground nightclub.
MARCH: Nordstrom's Michigan Avenue store hosted the Elie Tahari fashion show Saturday featuring the Spring 2011 collection.
Paige Nowak
MARCH: A fashionable crowd hit designer Cynthia Rowley's Bucktown store for the Spring 2011 Trunk Show.
MARCH: The Chicago Fashion Incubator introduced its 2011 class.
Nolen James
MARCH: Designer Borris Powell presented his Fall/Winter 2011 Collection "C me N Dior."
Francis Son Photography
MARCH: Cheeky Chicago hosted its annual "Cheeky People of Style" event at Bloomingdales.
Marcus Riley
APRIL: Ybar and AKIRA hosted the Moods of Norway launch party, celebrating the Norwegian fashion label's debut in the Chicago market.
APRIL: Factor Women and Chosen Management hosted "A New Generation of Faces" fashion show at LaSalle Power Company, introducing the companies' newest models to potential clients.
Tim Toomey
APRIL: Sofia Vintage kicked off The Underground's Style Series with a fashion show at the River North nightclub.
APRIL: Crimson Lounge hosted the official model casting for Bikini USA.
APRIL: Chicago designer Miriam Cecilia presented her "Harvest Moon Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection" at the 900 Shops.
MAY: Chicago designer Horacio Nieto presented his Fall/Winter 2011 Womenswear Collection "Mining The Ming Dynasty."
MAY: The Underground Style Series focused on experimental counterculture fashions from Wicker Park boutique Bonnie & Clyde.
MAY: Chicago's up and coming designers showcased their top looks at The School of the Art Institute Fashion Show 2011.
Marcus Riley
MAY: Skokie's Erin Heatherton attended Michigan Avenue Magazine's launch party, which made sense, seeing as she graced the cover.
Johnny Porsche
MAY: More than 1,800 fashion fiends swarmed the UIC Forum for the Imagine Fashion Show, featuring designs from the International Academy of Design and Technology.
Meredith Gregory
MAY: Fast cars, clothes and beautiful women were all on display at CS Magazine's annual Spring fashion event.
Marcus Riley
JUNE: Fast food and fashion paired quite nicely Wednesday at AKIRA's summer fashion show at the downtown Rock & Roll McDonalds.
JUNE: Chicago's fashion-forward set hit the West Loop's Room 1520 for the Macys Glamorama launch party.
JUNE: A natty set of well-heeled Chicagoans hit Tzar Ultra Lounge for the Fashion Salvation runway show.
Meredith Gregory
JUNE: Factor Women and Chosen Models held a bash at theWit to promote the launch of their new iPhone and iPad app.
Dean Reid Photography
JUNE: Fashion entered a time machine at the "Live Love Life fashion show" at the epoch.floral Studio featuring American style from the 1970s.
JUNE: Custo-Barcelona showcased its summer line at SUSHISAMBA.
Meredith Gregory
JULY: AKIRA celebrated nine years in business its annual anniversary block party.
Onasis Odelmo
JULY: Ten Chicago fashion designers competed in the Heshima Kenya Fashion Challenge.
Errol Dunlap
AUGUST: Pilsen vintage boutique Deliciously Vintage hosted "Sounds and Stillettos," a curated selection of looks from DV's stylists.
AUGUST: We tagged along with Chicago street style photographer Emma Arnold ( searching for stylish looks at Lollapalooza. GALLERY, VIDEO
AUGUST: Atha Sharod Bridal hosted an event for Chicago brides-to-be, a sneak peek at some of the latest trends in bridal fashion.
AUGUST: Macy's Glamorama held down its reputation as Chicago's biggest fashion extravaganzas of the year at the Chicago Theater.
Onasis Odelmo
AUGUST: AKIRA hosted the Astro Affair singles event at theWit featuring the latest fall fashions from a variety of designer.
Jon Recana Photography
AUGUST: A stylish crowd hit the DuSable Museum to view the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection from Chicago designer CLEONS.
SEPTEMBER: Chicagoans fashion-forward set joined the worldwide Fashion's Night Out celebrations.
Marcus Riley
SEPTEMBER: Latino Fashion Week held model auditions.
Marcus Riley
SEPTEMBER: Chicago designer Borris Powell presented his Spring/Summer 2012 collection "Twisted Daisies" during New York Fashion Week.
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SEPTEMBER: Chicago designer Azeeza Desai debuted her very first collection during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.
SEPTEMBER: The Joffrey Ballet held its signature fundraising event Couture & Cocktails, including fashion courtesy of designer David Meister.
Chicago designers J.Cheikh also showed at NY Fashion Week. VIDEO -- 24 Hours: Chicago Does NYFW
Meredith Gregory
OCTOBER: AKIRA threw its its biggest fashion show to date, hosting the Garden of Eden show at Lincoln Park's Grossinger City Autoplex.
Onasis Odelmo
OCTOBER: Chicago's unofficial fashion week, Fashion Focus, kicked off with the NEXT Fashion Chicago show at Germania Place. VIDEO: Kickoff Party and show
Jon Recana Photography
OCTOBER: Fashion Focus Chicago's first official show was the Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator presentation featuring Spring/Summer 2012 looks from past and present designers.
Onasis Odelmo
OCTOBER: Fashion Focus Chicago continued with the InspireDesign runway show which also served as the finals for the Mario Make Me a Model competition.
OCTOBER: Fashion Focus Chicago went green with the Vert Couture show, featuring sustainable Spring/Summer 2012 collections from a handful of local designers. (VIDEO)
Cindy Barrymore
OCTOBER: The Chicago History Museum presented an exclusive preview of its new exhibition Charles James: Genius Deconstructed, which celebrates the work of the fashion icon.
Onasis Odelmo
OCTOBER: Fashion Focus Chicago concluded with's Art of Fashion show.
Marcus Riley
NOVEMBER: The annual Latino Fashion Week took over the Zhou B Art Center.
Onasis Odelmo
NOVEMBER: Microsoft and Bloomingdale's teamed up for the Geek 2 Chic fashion show featuring technology leaders from the public and private sector.
Marcus Riley
NOVEMBER: Material Girl spokeswoman Kelly Osbourne hit Macy's on State Street for the Material Girl "Lucky Stars" model search.
Fred King Photography
NOVEMBER: Chicago designer Barbara Bates celebrated her 25th anniversary with a show at the South Loop's Marmon Grand Ballroom.
Marcus Riley
NOVEMBER: Designer Tory Burch presented her Spring 2012 collection at the Field Museum, the only time it's been formally shown outside of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. VIEW VIDEO
Onasis Odelmo Photography
DECEMBER: Factor Women modeling agency and Chosen Management hosted their annual holiday soiree at Tzar nightclub.
King Vision Photography
DECEMBER: Fashion and music merged into one at the Surround Sound of Fashion 2011 show at Millenium Park's Harris Theatre.
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