An independent partnership with Chicago established business, Fashion Week offers a platform for independent fashion designers, producers and models. FASHION WEEK was created to increase economic development in the area of fashion design, merchandising and modeling by working with all facets of the fashion industry to popularize, promote and celebrate the creative and artistic fashion culture and within the Chicago metro area. CFW and our business partners seek to transform Chicago into the fashion capital of the Midwest by advancing emerging and established talent.  We want to elevate the Chicago fashion industry to a national platform by bridging Los Angeles to New York City. CFW is held twice a year during the months of February/March and September/October. The next fashion week is October 20 – 28, 2017. We will be taking designer applications for Spring/Summer 2017 Collections.


 Models for FASHION WEEK will be provided by FashionBar Chicago through model calls scheduled on September and October, 2017!



 Registration for showcase your Collections, Product and Service by October 1st, 2017.

 Registration for Volunteer/Staff/Interns is June 1st, 2017 to October 1st, 2017

 Open registration for Designers is June 1st, to October 1st, 2017 Designers registering after will be evaluated on a case by case basis until October 15th, 2017 to ensure product quality, fit finishes etc prior to be selected to participate.  


  1. A Fashion Presentation  Evening Wear Spring/Summer 2018 
  2. The Trans Fashion Initiative
  3. Rock the Runway
  4. The Modern Minimalist 
  5. Power in Purple Fashion Show 
  6. Beautiful Business: A Professional Presentation
  7. Prèt-a-Porter Spring/Summer 2018

Email is the preferred method for all applications. Acrobat reader is required for some applications Download Free Acrobat Reader Here. Please select desired application below.To get more information and register for these shows, pleas click on this link, review the contract and pricing  click Register for Chicago’s Fashion Week.  If you register outside of these times, your application may not be considered.  The pricing  for all fashion shows will entitle the showcasing if your designer full-collection (16 to 24 looks) will be featured as part of FashionBar’s Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Show. Contact Us for a  portfolio prices for a 20% discount of designer registration. 


Designer Application

If you are a local, national or global designer looking to participate in showcasing your collection during Fashion Week, please fill out the Designer Application 2017.

All designer exhibitors receive the opportunity to:

  • Showcase their designs during Chicago’s Fashion Week
  • Attend business technology seminars by SAP Software Engineering
  • Attend fashion business education & seminars
  • Hair & makeup by various organizations such as; Paul Mitchell, Chicago, Cosmetology Spa and Academy and/or Aveda Institute Chicago..

IF you are a Hair Stylist, Make-up Artist or Fashion Stylist  .and looking to assist during Chicago’s Fashion Week.  Please click Hair Stylist, Make-up & Fashion Styling Volunteers to submit your information to our production staff to have you join our team!

The AVANTE GARDE Competition Application 

Avant Garde is a competitive initiative held during FASHION WEEK (2018 Spring/Summer Collection). Designers are challenged to utilize the vast city architecture, culture, diversity, lakefront and landmarks as inspiration for their designs. If you are a designer from the Greater Chicagoland Area interested to the Avante Garde competition please fill out the Avante Garde Designer Registration Application and email  the completed application to to begin the registration process! Sponsor Application

If you are a business or corporation looking to make a monetary or service contribution to FASHION WEEK, please fill out the CFW sponsor applications by selecting the information packet for Premium Sponsorship Options or  Basic Sponsorship Options.  Upon reviewing the sponsorship levels please contact a  Brand Strategy Sponsorship Associate at 312-709-7174 for next steps.

Vendor Application 

If you are a business providing a service or product looking to advertise your brand during CFW, please click on the Vendor Application for show options and registration.

Buyer Application 

Professional buyers will have the opportunity to meet/interview with designers and receive special offers from selected fashion houses. If you are a buyer interested in attending CFW shows and exhibits, please fill out the Buyer Application.

Press Application 

If you are a member of broadcast, print and Internet media from an organization or publication that covers fashion/retail/manufacturing/news or entertainment who would like to cover events during CFW, you are welcome to apply for press credentials by filling out the Media & Press Application.

Volunteer Application 

If you are a student/intern/researcher/stylist/dresser/organization looking to volunteer at the events and shows during CFW, please fill out the Volunteer Application.


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