North Shore Fashion Week

New York City may have cornered the market on Fashion Week but this week,  North Shore fashionistas can certainly get their fix close to home this week. Here’s a look at the week ahead for Fashion Week on the North Shore:


Highland Park Fashion Week: Highland Park kicks off its Fashion Week on September 9 with a variety of events showcasing the best their stores have to offer, including a Fashion Crawl and the Art of Fashion Cocktail Party. Enjoy a week of “shopportunities” in one of the North Shore’s thriving business districts—Highland Park.

Gold Coast Fashion Show: Children’s Memorial Hospital’s largest fundraiser, the Gold Coast Fashion Awards Show, will take place September 9 at the International Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago. Themed “Dressed to the Nines,” their runway show will feature looks from Chalk, Lake Forest Shop, Neapolitan, and Neiman Marcus—to name a few. Last year’s award winner Norman Ambrose will attend to present his fall 2009 collection. To learn more about the mission behind the show, click here.

Fashion’s Night Out: You and your girlfriends are invited to Fashion’s Night Out at the Northbrook Court Neiman Marcus on Thursday, September 10 from 6-10 p.m. At 7 p.m., Neiman’s will host a New York Style runway show, featuring the season’s best offerings from fashion’s most influential designers. While numerous stylemakers are participating in this event in New York City, only Northbrook’s Neiman’s is hosting such an event locally. “We want to make shopping fun again,” says Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus, who first learned of this event at a spring trend meeting with Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. “The ‘shop your closet’ story’s been done. It’s okay to buy something nice for yourself and feel good about it.” Downing encourages fashion lovers to think motorcycle jackets, leopard, leggings, and red. “Come dressed and ready to frolic in your favorite runway interpretation,” Downing adds. To attend Fashion’s Night Out, RSVP to 847.509.6787.

The September Issue: After opening to huge crowds in New York at the end of August, The September Issue, a documentary with unprecedented access to Vogue’s Anna Wintour, will open on the North Shore this Friday, September 11. R.J. Cutler, who directs and produces the film, tells the story of the legendary Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors as they create Vogue magazine’s largest issue ever published. The September Issue will be showing at the Century Evanston 18 Theater located at 1715 Maple Avenue in Evanston. Show times are 12:05 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 9:35 p.m.

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