Street Style Chicago 2012

I’ve been away from the Windy City for a few months now, but I couldn’t resist giving it a little tribute from afar with some photos I took over the last year. Two things characterize Chicago’s fashion influence on me at this point: the diversity of its population, and the fashion-related events and exhibits that show up in its museums and on its streets. (Of course, the infamous winters also have an impact on how I dress—but I’d prefer to block such memories from my mind as I enjoy spring in Ireland). Hopefully, these shots will give you a glimpse of both of those elements—enjoy!

DIY gold shoes at the Christkindlmarket
In the Loop
In the Loop
“Fashioning the Object,” a fashion exhibit at the Art Institute

“Fashioning the Object,” which ran from April 14 to September 16, 2012, was my favorite fashion-related exhibit that I’ve ever seen in Chi-town. The exhibit featured the work of three international designer labels and included 3D pieces, pictures, video, sound, and interactive spaces. My favorite couturier in the show, Sandra Backlund, is a Swedish designer who does phenomenal sculptural knits that you should check out here.

Spotted on my way back from the Hancock Tower
These America tights deserve to be published, even if the shot is hopelessly blurry. Outside the Hancock tower
In the Loop
Millenium Park
StyleChicago.com’s fall FashionChicago event in Millennium Park
Outside the Chicago Institute of Art
Outside the Art Institute of Chicago
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Outside the Art Institute
Teenagers taking pictures at The Bean, a Chicago landmark
Feather headdress from Fashion and the Field Museum: Maria Pinto

This feather headdress was from an exhibit that the Field Museum of Natural History showcased in partnership with Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto. Read my full story about the exhibit here.

Millenium Park
Millenium Park
Using the CTA (public transportation) on the North Side

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