On July 27th and 28th Runwayaddicts will host 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 will display brands, host workshops, panel discussions, and a pop-up shop. A variety of subcultures and iconic moments in streetwear will be explored that weekend. We’re doing this with the hopes of connecting Chicago’s fashion community to create more opportunities for collaboration and economic growth.
MOS is more than just a pop up exhibit, it brings 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 creates a community within our city for creatives to flourish. This weekend is created for the now and what’s coming next.
DESIGNERS & BRANDS
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.
Panels start at 11:00am on both days.
Panel discussion on owning your own business featuring Diego Ross of Leaders and the owners of Company Works Crystal Hutson and Darryl Elliott.
Panel discussion on Women in Streetwear featuring Brittney Perry and the team behind the creative agency Her Notoriety. This panel will be lead by Taylor Justin of the lifestyle blog The Haute Seeker.
“I USE TO SPEND IT ALL AT THE MALL”
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SCREEN PRINTING LAB BY CHICAGO SHIRT PRINTS
This lab will give attendees the opportunity to learn something new or brush up on your screen printing skills. Shirts and supplies will be provided.
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