Chicago’s fashion scene is bolstered by both rising and established local designers. Add pieces from these luxurious collections to give your closet a spark of style.
Stop by Ann Everett’s studio for a pair of her classically designed tulip pants.
1. Ann Everett
This designer’s studio features a posh showroom of classic pieces including handknit sweaters and a versatile collection of coats and dresses. Inspired by Japanese design, Everett’s look embodies luxury, intelligence and a touch of humor. 2158 W. Grand Ave., Ste. 101, anneverettfashiondesigns.com
2. Idrine Bishweka
Known for her global style, Bishweka’s day-to-night clothing line features nods to her home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and incorporates luxurious fabrics from Italy, Canada and the United States. By appointment only, 9 W. Washington St., Ste. 425, ibishweka.net
3. Lagi Nadeau
An alumna of the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s, Nadeau’s collection of printed day dresses and tufted skirts blends sophistication with feminine styling. Florodora, 330 S. Dearborn St., florodora.com; laginadeau.com
Chicago-based graphic designer Jonathan Sangster worked alongside Ricorso founder Daryl Sneed to create Project Dragonfly, the first limited edition clothing capsule in the brand’s Lo Strato series.
Created by designer Daryl Sneed, this collection features modern takes on heritage designs and timeless essentials. The brand combines creative visualization, precise tailoring and luxurious fabrics. 1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste. F 134, ricorsodesign.com
5. Maria Pinto
Looking for an effortless style with plenty of flair? M2057 by Maria Pinto is the destination for you. Shop thoughtfully tailored apparel from exclusive collections made from high-tech fabrics, from the Cotton Edit to tartan to Maria Pinto’s personal favorites. 210 N. Morgan St., m2057.com
Modern innovation meets traditional elegance at Chicago’s Azeeza. With bold statement color, intricate hand-embroidery and fearless femininity, this celebrity-renowned studio promises expert craftsmanship, from classic staples to fab accessories. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 5th Floor, azeeza.us
7. Barbara Bates Designs
One of Chicago’s boldest names in fashion since 1986, Barbara Bates has dressed everyone from Oprah and Michael Jordan to Whitney Houston—and she’s still going strong. 2031 S. Indiana Ave., barbarabatesdesigns.com