CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fashion Focus Chicago 2012 returns October 15-21 for the eighth year. The week-long celebration showcases the thriving fashion industry from some of Chicago's top designers, features runway shows in Millennium Park and fashion events at various locations around the city. In the past attendees would have to be financially selective when choosing which feature events to attend in addition to Fashion Focus' premier events. This year, top Chicago event coordinators have teamed up to offer tickets to three featured events for $100 total. Shari Duffy's Night At The Museum, Laura Elvis' Fashion Follows Interiors - A Mad Men Event, and Michelle Gomez's via del corso – Masquerade Affair are cross promoting their events to allow more people the opportunity to celebrate the Windy City's booming fashion hub.
The three celebrated featured event promoters devised a solid solution - each event has their own flare and you can expect each night to be completely different. From producers to charity benefactors to fashion lineup and entertainment, no two events are the same. Why spend $50-$200 to go to ONE featured event when you can go to THREE for $100?
"Often times event promoters compete against each other for attendees. This only raises the cost and limits the exposure of charity benefactors and sponsors. This is the first time three featured events have teamed up to not only offer savings, but to focus on the spirit of Fashion Focus Week - the fashion and the industry. I am honored to be part of all three," commented Chris Foltz, whose firm Christopher Foltz & Company worked to unify the competing events.
Butterflies, ladybugs, and bees! A night to celebrate fashion, nature, and all things amazing! Monday night's featured event, Night At The Museum, hosted by Chicago's favorite mom Shea Vaughn,will be held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. General Admission Ticket includes: cocktails, appetizers, desserts, fashion show, and all access to the Nature Museum. VIP Ticket includes: Private reception from 6-7:30PM, 1-year Nature Museum membership, and a $100 Facial at Leah Chavie Skin Care Boutique! Live music in the beautiful surroundings of the museum await you along with FASHION WARS on the runway where designers will be judged and awarded. Event attendees can register for the Chicago Fashion pass for all three days right through Night at the Museum's Eventbrite page.
Tuesday's featured event, A Mad Men Event; hosted by television and radio personality Jane Monzures, will be raising money and student scholarships for the Columbia School of Arts and the National Education Hospitality Design Industry (NEWH). Twenty selected designers will create a Mad Men inspired garment from interior design materials. Through a deconstructed runway, 20 contestants will use interior design products from the great Chicago Merchandise Mart to create a 1960′s inspired garment. These garments will be debuted the night of the event while you enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and the sounds of Elisa Hunt (songs of Ella Fitzgerald) and a guest DJ with elegant 60′s interpretation at the historic Blackstone Hotel ballroom and gallery.
Fashion Focus Chicago's final featured event via del corso – Masquerade Affair, hosted by television personality Whitney Reynolds, will be held Saturday at the FIAT of Chicago studio. The evening stroll for the populace to see and be seen. Guests will experience an evening of Masquerade, indulge in a variety of delicate food and drink tastings. An Exquisite Fashion Presentation showcasing some of Chicago's own fashion & jewelry designers. Couture Masks & corsets, live music With Johnny Bandolero and dancing. MASQUERADE AFFAIR Ticket Includes: 2 hour Open Bar hosted by Ketel One Vodka & Don Julio, Food station hosted by Via Carducci, Pastry Bar hosted by Alliance Bakery, Candy Bar hosted by Das Foods and Gift Bag sponsored by Moroccanoil.
Enjoy all three events for $100 or upgrade in style with a VIP ticket for $200 which includes all VIP benefits for each event. In addition to the impressive list of individual event and media sponsors, famed Chicago photography house George Street Photo and Video and the hip new monthly magazine The Printed Blog will be covering all three events. For more information on all three events and get your Fashion Focus Chicago Featured Event Fashion Pass visit www.chicagofashionpass.com.
CONTACT: Christopher Foltz 312-772-4865 firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:Christopher Foltz & Company