On May 19th I attended the 32nd annual IMAGINE fashion show at the UIC Forum to see the International Academy of Design & Technology fashion show.
I started my relationship with the IMAGINE fashion show by IADT students last year and I hope that I continue attending the shows for years to come. It is so uplifting and mind-blowing the hard work and creativity that the students at IADT has towards their fashion careers. A fun fact that I learned is to be unbiased the designers blind submit their designs (worn by professional models) to a panel that scores on craftsmanship, creativity, color choice, fabric, etc. The highest scored pieces are then choose to be seen by the audience!
From furs to swimsuits to McQueen the show had fashion for everyone. I am also proud to announce the fashion show raised $17,000 for The Career Education Scholarship Fund (https://www.cesfund.org/) as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
New Generation Fancy Drill Team
Hosted by Val Warner and with musical guest Kristinia DeBarge who gave a rousing and heart thumping finale of her song "Goodbye,” with the New Generation Fancy Drill Team from After School Matters. The looks on the audience faces were entertaining and priceless as a real live marching band stomped and sashayed down the aisle towards the stage to perform with Kristinia.
My favorite moment of the entire night was the Alexander McQueen tribute titled God Bless McQueen. Yes!!! It was everything I could have hoped for.
Watch out next year to purchase tickets for a fabulous time as well as helping out Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Big thanks to Rebecca of Bettie Bomb PR and Daphne and PR Alliance.
Pics via Bettie Bomb PR