2014 Tour – Chicago

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Wednesday, October 1 | Professional Beauty Glam Workshops

Styling Workshops: 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM | Appetizers and refreshments

Upon Completion: LFW Program Certificate             

 Targeted to include a large number of salon owners and some hair and makeup stylists.

Learn specific techniques from well-known celebrity MUAH stylists at the Latino Fashion Week Beauty Glam Workshops. Obtain an LFW PRO MUAH Certificate. Receive certifications for some of the most highly valued techniques and step by step instructions. Professional Make Up artists and Hairstylists will learn to achieve their favorite beauty look.

Expert Stylists include: Jill Glaser, Founder & Owner – Make Up First, Alex Lopez – Founder & Owner, Alex Lopez Salon, Tyzza – National Beauty Professional & Cosmetologist.

Wednesday, October 1 | Purple Carpet Opening Night

Doors Open: 5:00 PM | VIP Reception: 6:00 PM | Runway: 7:30 PM        

Don’t miss the arrival of the 8th Year Anniversary for Latino Fashion Week® Chicago – Beyond Exceptional. Join the LFW movement during the five-day celebration of Chicago’s fashion with a Purple Carpet Media Reception. Featuring the collections of local designers, including menswear and womenswear, each of whom will present his or her most stunning styles and dynamic designs. Featured designers include: Claudia Urrutia, & Ronald Rodriguez, Iridium Clothing Co., by Platinum-Geli, Ivelisse Nieves Jewelry (Puerto Rico), Señor Dapper by Jimmy Guzmán, Vela Boutique and Vintage Soul Customs by Kristina Kash. In addition, our annual local celebrity catwalk will include familiar faces from television, radio and the social circle that support LFW and will strut the runway.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse (AFPP)

To garner additional awareness about this important topic during October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The AFPPwill take to the runway at Latino Fashion Week.  On opening night, a purple carpet will be used in place of a red carpet and models will work the catwalk with a specially designed purse by AFPP ambassador Kerry Washington. Purple is the color of domestic violence awareness and a purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain.

Two-thirds of Hispanic women know someone who has been abused.  AFPPhelps raise awareness and makes domestic violence fashionable to talk about.  Visit  to donate to organizations who serve survivors and receive a chance to win a purple purse designed by Kerry Washington.  After you make your donation you must email your donation confirmation to with subject line “Allstate Foundation Purple Purse.”

Celebrity Emcees: Mike Oquendo – Mikey O Comedy Show & Ana Belaval – WGN

 After Party: Fulton Market, 311 N Sangamon St., Chicago, IL 60607 | Entry for Guest before 12:30AM (must have LFW VIP wristband)

Suggested Attire: Legends of Hollywood


Thursday, October 2 | Sophisticates’ Luncheon

Registration: 11:30 AM | Luncheon: 12:00 PM | Runway: 12:30 PM

The Sophisticates’ luncheon is an opportunity to embrace the beauty and sophistication of women that are 35+. Join us for a luncheon and fashion show. Connect and network with sophisticated fashionistas!  “It’s not about age; it’s about your mindset.”  Featured collections by: Ivelisse Nieves Jewelry (Puerto Rico) Sorelle Boutique and Vela Boutique.

 Celebrity Emcees: Natalie Martinez – NBC

Thursday, October 2 | Love Your Curves Runway

Doors Open: 5:00 PM | Reception: 6:00 PM | Runway: 7:30 PM

Join us and experience the latest fashions for the full-figured and super curved. Dress for your shape and love your curves from day to night with looks by Blair Boutique, Fashionable Addictions and Ruth Diaz Collection by Maash Boutique. These boutiques show how to dress a curvy and fuller figured woman for work and into the evening.

After Party: The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654  | Entry for Guests before 10:30PM (must have LFW VIP wristband)

Friday, October 3 | “Moda Que Mueve”

Doors Open: 5:00 PM | VIP Reception: 6:00 PM | Runway: 7:30 PM        

An evening full of fashion provided by some of the best known national and international designers.  The focus tonight is on menswear; featuring designers Argemiro Sierra (Colombia) and Iridium Clothing Co., by Platinum-Geli, with some amazing womens fashion by Willfredo Gerardo (Los Angeles) and Ivelisse Nieves Jewelry (Puerto Rico) shaking up the runway. Special performance by recording artist Maria Isa.

Benefactor: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)
The HomeMod Program, a City of Chicago program that helps low-income Chicagoans with disabilities by providing home modification services to make their homes more accessible. The program is funded by a combination of City funds and private donations.  Currently, the program does not have sufficient funding to meet demand.

Celebrity Emcee: Lourdes Duarte – WGN

After Party: Cuvee, 308 W Erie St., Chicago, IL 60654 | Entry for Guests before 10:30PM (must have LFW VIP wristband)

Suggested Attire: Latin Music Inspired

Saturday, October 4 | Beyond Exceptional Glamour

Doors Open: 6:00 PM | VIP Reception: 7:00 PM | Runway: 8:30 PM               

This illuminating evening begins with a VIP Celebrity status reception, followed by our finale runway shows, featuring collections of national and international designers: Lazaro Perez (Los Angeles), Lorena Saravia (Mexico), Paco Mayorga (Mexico) and Rosita Hurtado (Bolivia). Special performance by salsa recording artist Jesus Enriquez.

Celebrity Emcee: Tsi tsi ki Felix, National Radio Host, “De Costa a Costa” Univision America

After Party: Instituto Cervantes, 301 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654 | Entry for Guests before 10:30PM (must have LFW VIP wristband)

Benefactor: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Suggested Attire: Shimmer & Gold

Sunday, October 5 | TEEN WORLD: EXPO 15 & SWEET 16

Panel Discussion & Runway: 1:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION: Midwest Conference Center, 401 W Lake St., Northlake, IL 60164

Teen World will promote a healthy lifestyle and improved self-esteem featuring an AWSUM (Amazing-Wonderful-Super-Unique-Me) Workshop with teen-savvy motivational speakers.  A special performance  by the young recording artist from Puerto Rico, Paola Victoria. Followed by a fashion runway show, including some of the best and unique designs for Teens by Musse Diseñadores, Olga Alicea & Héctor Musse (Puerto Rico).