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Fashion Focus Chicago 2012 “You Saw It On the Runway…Now Buy It!” (Chicago, IL) September 25, 2012: Millennium Park is gearing up to showcase Chicago’s top fashion designers as Fashion Focus Chicago returns this fall for it’s 8th year October 15 - 21. The park will host fashion shows as well as events throughout the city and includes affordable shopping that has been seen on various designer runways. The week-long celebration gives everyone a chance to stop by and check out the latest fashions for the upcoming season. This year’s theme “You Saw It On the Runway...Now Buy It!” gives an insight of what every fashionista can exactly expect. Fashion Focus’s website provides direct links in which gives everyone access to the designer websites that will lead them in the direction of where the boutiques are and how to shop online. Chicago is known as a city of great fashion as it is the home of over 300 independent boutiques and more than 400 fashion designers. This alone brings in interest from around the country to support local designers and boutiques that exist in the city of Chicago. The fashion industry holds great importance to the city of Chicago and the Fashion Focus event gives residents and outsiders a great look at what the amazing designers have to offer. Come by and kick off the celebration all week and help support the designers to prosper. For more information contact: Katelyn Ewert, Director of Public Relations Fashion Focus Chicago 837-484-5867 www.fashionfocus@colum.org ###

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