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Nationally acclaimed Chicago Fashion Incubator presented by Macy's has always played a large part in the success of Fashion Focus Chicago, producing open studios, talks and runway shows. Last night, for this year's runway show in Millennium Park, the CFI not only incorporated present designers, but showed off the accomplished alumnus as well.
The show was a marathon of over 120 looks from a total of 14 designers started with the current designers-in-residence. The collections included Sarah Church of Sarah Church, Brooke Conrady of Blank Nation Apparel, Lagi Nadeau of Lagi Nadeau, Christina Monley of Christina Karin, Rachel Frank of Rachel Frank Design and LaTonya Williams of Elizabeth Smith. The designers also debuted their Spring 2011 collections at the CFI show. Additionally, CFI alumni including Concetta Cipriano of Cettina, Miriam Cecilia Carlson of Miriam Cecilia, Christina Fan of C/Fan, Anna Hovet of Anna Hovet, Kahindo Mateene of Modahnik, Taneasha Prunty of Gidi, Crystal B. Simms of Crystal B. Designs and Ashley Zygmunt of Zamrie.
· Chicago Fashion Incubator [Official Site]
· All Fashion Focus 2012 Coverage [Racked]