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Behind the Seams: A Fashion Event to Support the Chicago Fashion Incubator

  • Revel Motor Row 2400 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)


An Evening Celebrating, Fostering, and Indulging in Chicago's Most Talented Start-Up Fashion Businesses!

Join us for our first ever fundraiser! The Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's has partnered with Chicago Woman Magazine to host an elegant affair at the newly renovated Revel Motor Row with tasting tables from some of the most revered restaurants in the city and custom cocktails that honor local fashion icons. The evening includes a showcase of Spring 2018 collections and a current season marketplace from 10 rising Chicago fashion designers!


Revel Motor Row, 2400 South Michigan Avenue

5pm VIP Early Access + Shopping Pass + Meet the Designers + CFI-designed Shopping Tote

6-8pm DJ, Performances, Runway, Marketplace 


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chicago Fashion Incubator's Designer in Residence Program, a two-year residency that supports start-up fashion businesses through business and design mentorship. The Chicago Fashion Incubator is fundraising, in part, to offer paid internships starting in 2018 that support the development of fashion business leaders, provide bridge experiences that progress aspiring designers into entrepreneurs, and provide opportunities in fashion that help to RETAIN FASHION TALENT IN CHICAGO. 

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What are transportation/parking options for getting to/from the event? Nearby paid street parking is available. Revel Motor Row is also conveniently located near to the Cermak stop on CTA. 

What is the refund policy? All tickets are non-refundable after November 10, 2017, 5pm CT. If you would like to request a refund, please email us at

Is my ticket tax deductible? The tax-deductible or contributed portion of a ticket is the amount over and above the fair market value (FMV) of any benefits received. You may request the FMV for this event and/or a receipt for your donation by emailing

Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event? Save a tree! There is no need to print your ticket. We will have your name at check-in.

What is included with the VIP Ticket (Patron) purchase? VIP 5pm media preview; meet and greet with the Designers in Residence; food, wine and specialty cocktails; marketplace access; DJ and performances; and free shopping tote designed by the Chicago Fashion Incubator and produced in Chicago with shopping discount pass!

What is included with the General Admission (Friend) Ticket: 6pm entry; food, wine and specialty cocktails; access to marketplace and designer showcase; and DJ and performances.