Latino Fashion Week® (LFWTM) is now in its Eight Year will take place from Wednesday, October
1st – October 4th, 2014, at Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Teen
World: Expo 15 & Sweet 16, Sunday, October 5th, will take place at the Midwest Conference
Center, 401 W Lake St., Northlake, IL 60164.
As the only Fashion Week and Tour in the United States dedicated to the Latino Fashion Industry
locally, nationally and internationally, we are proud to say, “By Latinos for Everyone”. This year’s
theme is “Beyond Exceptional”, which exemplifies those in the Fashion Industry that continuously
push the boundaries of excellence.
Latino Fashion Week is excited to announce they will once again be showcasing a number of local
designers from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, as well as national and international
designers. In addition, there are a number of new and interesting highlights that will take place
LFW will raise awareness for local non for profit organizations throughout the week.
Our national non for profit organization is Unlikely Heroes, providing safe homes and restoration
for child victims of sex slavery.
Opening Day, Wednesday, October 1st
Latino Fashion Week kicks off with some exiting news and for the first time ever, the LFW
Professional Beauty Glam Workshops, which will include an opportunity for Professional Make
Up artists and Hairstylists to be a part of the LFW movement and learn specific techniques that will
be taught by some of the most sought after national and local MUAH STYLISTS: Alex Lopez –
Founder & Owner, Alex Lopez Salon, Benjamin Gonzalez – Founder and Owner- Glam Studio, Jill
Glaser, Founder & Owner – Make Up First, Tyzza – National Beauty Professional & Cosmetologist.
Upon Completion: LFW PRO MUAH Certificate
1:00 to 4:30 PM, Appetizers and Refreshments
Opening Night, Wednesday, October 1st
Join the LFW movement with a Purple Carpet Media Reception, followed by the collections of
local designers on the runway, and our annual local celebrity catwalk.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Sophisticates Luncheon and runway show for the fashionable woman that is 35+. “It’s not about
age; it’s about your mindset.”
Love Your Curves Runway Show
Highlighting the latest in Fashion for the full-figured and super-curved woman.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
“Moda Que Mueve”, an evening full of fashion provided by some of the best known national and
international designers. The emphasis tonight includes menswear fashion. Benefitting the Mayor’s
Office for People with Disabilities, a City of Chicago program that helps low-income Chicagoans
with disabilities by providing home modification services to make their homes more accessible.
Closing Night, Saturday, October 4th, 2014
“Beyond Exceptional”, this illuminating evening will include the finale runway shows, featuring
collections of national and international designers. Benefitting the Girl Scouts, to build girls of
courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Closing Day, Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Teen World: Expo 15 & Sweet 16 will promote a healthy lifestyle and improved self-esteem
featuring an AWSUM Panel with teen-savvy motivational speakers. Fashion runway shows will
include some of the best and unique designs for Teens.
Pop-up stores and fashion vendors will provide a unique shopping experience on the 3rd floor
during LFW. Open one hour prior to reception Wednesday through Saturday.
Latino Fashion Week’s Co-Founders Arabel Alva Rosales & Cesar Rolon, Jr. encourage you to
be “Beyond Exceptional”, and join them, supporters and sponsors in a week full of fashion, VIP
receptions, an opportunity to shop, after parties and celebrate the Latino Culture during Hispanic
Featured Designers Include:
Claudia Urrutia and Ronald Rodriguez
Iridium Clothing Co., by Platinum-Geli
Vintage Soul Customs by Kristina Kash
Señor Dapper by Jimmy Guzmán
Ivelisse Nieves Jewelry (Puerto Rico)
Musse Diseñadores, Olga Alicea & Héctor (Puerto Rico)
National & International
Argemiro Sierra (Colombia)
Disney Royal Ball
Lazaro Perez (Los Angeles)
Lorena Saravia (México)
Paco Mayorga (Mexico)
Rosita Hurtado (Bolivia)
Willfredo Gerardo (Los Angeles)
For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.LatinoFashionWk.com