This past Saturday at Cortelyou Commons on DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus, StreetstyleChi.com, Ford Models, and Unicef DePaul held the 2nd Annual ‘For The Sake Of Fashion’ runway show. Fourth Is King, LDRS, Chicago Playground, Iridium, Lagi Nadeau, and Christian Karin were a few among the high-end designers and Chicago style streetwear brands featured.
Now, I should preface this by informing you all that I don’t follow fashion much and my basis of knowledge on streetwear comes from what my boyfriend and Pharrell wear – because I have crushes on both of them. But just one question: Men, is the little sumo wrestler ponytail on top of your head the new cool “fashion” thing? It’s weird, but I have a feeling it’s hip.
Moving on. The benefit was held in support of UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, which is a global humanitarian relief fund for children. It’s a worthy cause indeed and in case you didn’t know, that’s where your $10 donation went.
When I entered, I was taken aback by how many individuals were waiting in the lobby, then instantly pleased when the ushers informed me there was a [free] coat check. I was escorted to my seat, precisely in the middle of the runway, next to our friends and featured streetwear brand, Fourth Is King. I also sat next to a girl who was seemingly quite important and her man-friend with [you know it’s coming], a ponytail on top of his head.
The ‘For The Sake Of Fashion’ runway show began with greetings by the event’s organizer and a short but poignant speech from the President of DePaul’s student government about the importance of supporting UNICEF. Afterwards, the lights dimmed a low blue and the music, provided by DJ Jeffrex, started playing at a trendy level. One by one, the Ford Models and some DePaul students began floating down the runway displaying the high-end designers and streetwear attire.
Like I mentioned, I’m no fashion aficionado but regardless, I did enjoy the pieces featured in the runway show and how the models wore them. My only complaint? The show ended far too quickly.
Read more about the event here
Written by Jordhan Briggs