On July 27th and 28th Runwayaddicts hosted Museum of Streetwear, a two day exhibition in East Garfield Park created to highlight the works of designers involved with Streetwear culture. For two days the museum displayed brands, hosted workshops, panel discussions, and a pop-up shop. A variety of subcultures and iconic moments in streetwear were explored that weekend. We did this with the hopes of connecting Chicago’s fashion community to create more opportunities for collaboration and economic growth.
MOS was more than just a pop up exhibit, it brought together the fashion community of Chicago by giving the opportunity to connect with other like minded creatives (that’s us!) to have their work exclusively featured. Streetwear design will always be relevant and has made a tremendous impact on the next generation of Chicago’s fashion design community. By displaying Chicago based brands and designers in an interactive and engaging way, MOS created a space within our city for creatives to flourish. That weekend was created for what’s coming next.
A pop up editorial installed by Her Notoriety gives attendees an interactive experience into the world of women in streetwear. This live exhibit includes live modeling and garments by Little High Little Low, No Merit, Denimcratic, and sneakers by Perry Co.
This installation explores the abstract idea of a practice that takes place in low income neighborhoods around cities. Attendees will be encouraged to bring a pair of their own sneakers to donate by tossing them over our “Power Lines” to create a different practice of upcycling within the fashion community.
The famous offense triangle used by the Chicago Bulls during the Jordan Era will be recreated through a display featuring garments by Justin Mensinger, Iridium, and Hooligan.
Skate culture has had a major role in the of the foundation of streetwear. This exhibit will feature key items worn by skaters for maximum movement within the familiar environment of the skate park. Garments by Dearborn Denim, Ron Louis, Impavid, and Hundreds Only.
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