All seats are assigned when guests arrive at the door with the exception of VIP and Celebrity Seating, which are assigned in advance.
The dress code is elegant upscale hip/trendy. Please no street attire such as; gym shoes, jeans, baseball caps, etc). Suit-jackets are recommended for men attending the shows. Formal attire (suits/tux’s, ball gown, etc) is welcomed but not required and yes kids can attend our shows but must be well behaved as to not be disruptive during the shows. Shows last 20-30 minutes per designer.
Networking and Party
Parties commence immediately after the entire show is over during each show day.
The only models that are getting monetary compensation are the agency models because we have an agreement with them for a certain number of their models. We are granting exposure to some freelance models as we are allowing them to walk on a trial basis, they have answered our ad which specifically states that compensation is gift bags, exposure through photo shoots etc, and we will pay for their food and beverage on how date. They already know the answer to this because they answered the ad.
For this show we are paying our own in-house professional makeup artists, stylists, barbers etc., who are world known and have worked NYC Fashion Week, Milan and Major shows etc. We are not accepting anymore MUA’s. If you choose to bring your own MUA they will be considered one of your free guest for the show or if they want to volunteer for us and if we like their work, we may hire them for our next season.
Exhibitors and Vendors FAQ
Upon registering with the contract and registration fee, is a spot in runway show guaranteed?
Spots are guaranteed for each exhibitor and vendor or register and pay the registration fee only.
How much time is allotted to each designer? What is the minimum and maximum number of looks that can be shown?
Each designer get 20-25 minutes
Does each designer choose their own music for their collection?
Each designer does select their own music and our DJ will provide it to you at the show or you may have a pre-queued flash drive or cd to give to the DJ.
Which agency are the models coming from? Is there an option to hire outside models?
We have worked with many agencies in the past such as Factor, Ford and this year Lily’s talent. We pay each model the same rate across the board whether free lance or agencies as We train models who have the look our designers want for our show production.
What week is the show tentatively scheduled for?
Currently we are looking at November 23 – November 30 and that date could change depending on the whether conditions and convenience for our exhibitors and production staff.
What locations are being considered for the show?
Although all of our venues are not confirmed as it is too early and we are in the negotiation phase, we are looking at the following venues in Chicago which we have used in the past: Chicago Theater, Union Station, Hilton, Millennium Park, Drake, The Congress, The Seville in the northwest suburbs among other Venues that we typically use. You will know by October 1, 2012.