6th Annual Latino Fashion Week
In the midst of the lights, the clothes and the spectators are photographers who capture the transpiring moments of an event with the click of a button. Recognizing the vitality of these individuals, the 6th Annual Latino Fashion Week is dedicating this year’s event to those behind the lens.
From Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, the images of fashion photojournalist Daniel Garriaga will be on display at Zhou B Art Center, the main location for the week-long fashion runway event that honors Latinos in fashion.
“We are pleased to be honoring the images and extraordinary career of Daniel Garriga who will receive an award closing night of Latino Fashion Week,” said principals Arabel Alva Rosales and Cesar Rolon, in a press release.
The 6th Annual Latino Fashion Week will also honor Carlos Santana, and will feature appearances by Project Runway contestant Nick Verreos, Jacqueline Blanco, editor-in-chief of Vanidades Magazine, and a special performance by Andy Vargas, lead singer of Santana.
Check below for the full schedule of events:
Tuesday, October 9: LIGHTS, CAMERA, FASHION: LFW™ Red Carpet Media Party
Zhou B Art Center – 1029 W. 35th St.
Doors Open: 5:30 PM | Reception: 6:00 PM | Runway Show: 7:15 PM
Hosted by Windy City Live’s Ryan Chiaverini and KISS FM’s Nina Chantele, a Red Carpet Media Reception will kick off the week with the theme Images of Fashion featuring top local Latino designers including Noelia Cruz, Claudia Urrutia, Nelissa Carrillo, Roland Rodriguez and Sadia Pattison, each of whom will present his or her most outstanding designs.
Wednesday, October 10: Macys & LFW™ celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month honoring 2012 Icon of Style, Carlos Santana
Macy’s, 111 North State Street, Dress Department – 4th Floor
5:30 PM | RSVP REQUIRED: 1-800-329-8667
A panel discussion on Carlos Santana’s influence in the music and fashion world will be hosted by Vanidades magazine & LFW™. “In Conversation” will include panelists Diego Rocha, a Brazilian born handbag designer, Jacqueline Blaco, editor in chief of Vanidades magazine, and Leanne Violette designer of Carlos by Carlos Santana Footwear. Fashion designer Nikolaki Design and Project Runway contestant Nick Verreos will host and moderate the panel.
Thursday, October 11: MHOA & LFW™ present Teen Runway Show and HACER Gala Fundraiser Zhou B Art Center – 1029 W. 35th St.
Doors Open & Exhibit: 5:00 PM | AWSUM Panel: 6:30 PM | Runway Show: 7:00 PM | Gala: 8:15 PM
A Teen Runway Show, followed by the HACER Gala for Education will promote a healthy lifestyle and improved self-esteem will feature a AWSUM (Amazing-Wonderful-Super-Unique-Me) panel discussion with teen-savvy motivational speakers including Miss Illinois USA Nancy To, Univision’s Carolina Rodriguez, Founder of Vox Populi Magazine Patrick Seller, Ford Models Agent David Sanchez and more. Runway show will feature designs by designer Andrea Castro and Akira for Men. Sponsored by McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association.
Friday, October 12: LFW™ presents “For the Jetsetter: Haute Couture, Resort and Swimwear”
Zhou B Art Center – 1029 W. 35th St.
Doors Open: 6:00 PM | VIP Reception: 6:30 PM | Runway Show: 7:45 PM
Hosted by Journalist Carlos Anaya, this VIP reception honors Fashion Hope, an organization that builds awareness and raises funds in the fashion industry to help rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking; exposing what is perhaps the gravest human rights atrocity of our time. This will be followed by an exclusive runway show with designs by Eva Chen, a rising star in the international fashion industry.
Saturday, October 13: LFW™ presents Paparazzi Glamour and Fashion Lounge & Expo
Zhou B Art Center – 1029 W. 35th St., Chicago
Fashion Lounge & Expo: 11 AM – 8 PM
A Shoppers Fashion Lounge Expo: This lavishly fun pre-holiday shopping extravaganza will feature an array of premier clothing, right off the runway, accessories, make-up and salon boutiques. Booths will host mini makeover specials, product demonstrations and workshops. FREE & Open to the Public.
Paparazzi Glamour: Exhibit: 6:00 PM | VIP Reception: 7:00 PM | Runway Show: 8:00 PM
Hosted by ABC’s Sylvia Perez, WGCI’s UB Rodriguez and Vanidades Magazine, the night begins with a VIP Celebrity status reception, followed by the finale runway show including collections by designers Argemito Sierra, Andrea Castro, Yirko Sivirich, Vanidades Magazine’s featured designer, Gabriela Moya and more. Celebrity guests include Journalist Carlos Anaya and Spanish soap opera star Christian Carabias. Special Performance by Andy Vargas, Lead Singer of Santana.