Published on Monday, 08 October 2012 19:21
From October 9th through October 13th will be a series of five events taking place around Chicago for the 6th annual Latino Fashion Week. Tuesday night will be the kick-off to the days of events as Latino Fashion Week presents its local media star-studded, "Lights, Camera, Fashion! - Red Carpet Media Reception & Fashion Show."
The event will be emceed & hosted by WGCI-FM/WKSC-FM personality and WLS-TV's "Windy City Live" contributor Nina Chantele, along with WLS-TV's "Windy City Live" co-host Ryan Chiaverini.
The highlight of the evening will be annual catwalk, featuring numerous local celebrities, modeling some of the best new fashions by local Latino designers. Among the many media personalities participating will be:
WMAQ-TV's Daniella Guzman & Natalie Martinez
WGN-TV's Lourdes Duarte
WLS-TV'S Stacey Baca
WSNS-TV's Tsi tsi ki Felix
WGBO-TV's Nicole Suarez
WVIV-FM/WVIX-FM's David Miranda
WBBM-FM's Julian Neih
WGCI-FM's UB Rodriguez
WCIU-TV's Melissa Forman (WCIU-TV's Jeanne Sparrow is unable to participate due to a broken toe.)
The celebrities will be modeling the fashions of such local designers as Noelia Cruz, Claudia Urrutia, Nelissa Carrillo, Roland Rodriguez and Sadia Pattison.
The Latino Fashion Week Red Carpet Media Reception & Fashion Show will take place at Zhou B Art Center, located at 1029 W 35th St. in Chicago. The doors open at 5:30pm, the reception begins at 6:00pm, and the runway show kicks off at 7:15pm.
Tickets to the event can be purchased online at this link HERE
The theme of this week's Latino Fashion Week is "Images of Fashion," which celebrates fashion photographers. There will be a special photo exhibit of the works of fashion photojournalist Daniel Garriga will be on display at the Zhou B Art Center, in addition to the scheduled events.
Latino Fashion Week was started in 2007 by Arabel Alva Rosales and Cesar Rolon, Jr. to bring a spotlight to the work of Latino designers. This annual event, along with the now national tour, is the only program of its kind dedicated to Latino fashion in America.
Events are also scheduled Wednesday through Saturday. For more details on Latino Fashion Week, visit their website: HERE