The Fashion Design Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright in style. SAIC’s junior class of fashion design students were invited to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House (5757 S. Woodlawn) and create original design proposals for garments inspired by the architecture. The winning garment, designed by Hana Chang, is a long coat decorated with geometric designs that resemble the jewel-like character of the Robie House. Xinyi (Teresa) Lin designed the second-place garment. Inspired by the windows of Robie House, she sketched a structured yellow dress with horizontal strokes of green and brown, and a transparent plastic jacket. Maria Beniaris and Scarlet Le earned honorable mentions for their designs. You can see the fully fabricated award-winning garments in the showroom window of Jil Sander (48 E. Oak) from April 24-30. The garments will also be displayed May 5 at Fashion 2017 in Venue SIX10 (610 S. Michigan) and May 18 at Wright Night in the Rookery Building (209 S. LaSalle).
Pictured: design rendering for first place winner Hana Chang
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