The HK 2012 Fashion Challenge will be held on October 24, 2012 at the Bridgeport Art Center. Five up-and-coming designers will participate in the Project Runway-inspired competition, which will be emceed and judged by members of Chicago’s fashion community, including Maria Pinto and Christina Hansen.
In early October, competing designers will receive two Maisha Collective scarves, chosen at random, and will have two weeks to design one original women’s look and one accessory. Looks will be judged based on originality, wearability, demonstration of designer personality, and construction quality.
The evening will be held from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, kicking off with drinks and appetizers. A raffle with packages inspired to pamper, renew, and style will take place throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased here.
This event will celebrate and support refugee girls and young women in Nairobi, highlighting their work in the Maisha Collective, Heshima Kenya’s income-generating project in which they produce the unique, hand-dyed scarves that will be featured in the competition.