“The Chic Daily,” a monthly digital magazine and fashion blog produced and published by ASU’s Fashion Journalism Club held its annual charity fashion show at F.A.B.R.I.C. in Tempe. F.A.B.R.I.C. is a nationally renowned nonprofit fashion incubator adjacent to ASU and was also the recipient of funds raised at the show which took place November 17.
The “Chic in the City” production was the first runway show held at F.A.B.R.I.C. since the pandemic started. The event drew a large diverse crowd that spilled over into standing room only space. The show’s theme incorporated clothing, accessories, hair and makeup inspired by fashion looks from Seattle, London, Paris and New York City.
Designers Classic Reclaim and Sueno by Ib presented stylish and edgy collections during the show and both have previously participated in Tempe Fashion Week and Phoenix Fashion Week. Additional stylists and designers showcased included Kierstyn Fussy, Mackenzy Elizabeth, Camryn McLen, Alyssa Canez and Hannah Abrigg.
Principal hairdresser of Tempe Fashion Week, Vincent Rodriguez was at the helm of the “Chic in the City” fashion show’s hair styling duties. In total, nearly 100 models required hair and make-up in the hours leading up to the fashion show. Most models who took to the catwalk were ASU students.
The event was presented in partnership with Scottsdale based creative agency Luxe and City, a sponsor of such high-profile events including Tempe Fashion Week and Phoenix Fashion Week.
F.A.B.R.I.C. was founded by award-winning designers and fashion entrepreneurs Angela Johnson and Sherri Berry, and supports sustainable and upcycled fashion while providing resources, classes and workspace for emerging fashion professionals, designers and entrepreneurs. The Tempe based nonprofit has garnered national attention for its endeavors and even attracted an in-person visit from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris back when they were in the late stages of their campaign tour in 2020.