They may be students, but that didn’t stop the design students of the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from using their chance at Fashion W
The weekend may be over, but we're still keeping your show coverage coming! We reviewed Elle's Fashion Next student show, the Skaist-Taylor presentation (complete with tequila), and Tracy Reese's foliage inspired collection.
Remember that City episode where Bergdorf's Linda Fargo sort of rips apart Whitney Port's clothing line? Well, in the realm of things that might be awkward, the two now sit on the very same judging panel. Along with Chris Benz, Iman, Joe Zee, and a dozen other industry insiders, they're part of Elle Fashion Next, a pretty cool program that (like GenArt) helps open doors for emerging fashion designers. In addition to connecting promising design students with industry mentors, Elle Fashion Next selects a handful of students to show at Lincoln Center during fashion week, and awards the two most outstanding finalists with individual $25,000 grants.