October is such a great time for many things. It wraps up the fashion world collections from 4 countries. All showcasing the amazing things they will offer for Spring/Summer 2015.
Last night, October 1st, kicked off Latino Fashion Week in Chicago. What an amazing event to start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the city. This is my third year attending this annual event that showcases Latino designers local and internationally. The theme being “Beyond Exceptional” was well in its right showcasing some amazing collections.
Well will start with Vela Boutique and Vintage Soul Customs. A collection that seemed a bit out of context but at the same time worked in many different levels. Mixing her native culture with streetwear inspired styling. My favorite were the separate pieces, the head gear showed amazing craftsmanship.
Iridium was the second brand showing a collection. I happened to walk into their boutique, located on Block Thirty Seven, before finding out that these local designers were showing for fashion week. I like their grunge-punk aesthetic of design. They do a lot of unisex garments raging from trousers, tunics, sweaters and jackets. This collection seemed a bit Hood By Air, the thing HBA lacks is that Chicago thug streetwear vibe.
Jimmy Guzman brought out the dapper chicness for the night. Showing a collection that brings the man from day to night without it being fussy. Mainly an accessories designer showing ties, bowties and floral pins, he also took the initiative to show us some bags and menswear he is adding to the brand. Jimmy Guzman may be a successful lawyer turned designer or simply designs to unwind, whatever the case may be he knows what men want.
Day two of Latino Fashion Week starts in a few hours. Follow my Instagram for pictures throughout the event and some behind the scenes shots.
I love my job!!