4th Annual Latino Fashion Week

CHICAGO — The Latino community kicked off its 4th annual Latino Fashion Week earlier this month.

Wednesday night of Latino Fashion Week, select fashion students from the city’s top design schools were asked to design a small collection of clothing that they would envision people wearing in the year 2060.

“There was definitely one that was very futuristic and the concept was really really great…like an Alexander McQueen,” said James De Colon, a city-based couturier from Puerto Rico and one of the judges of competition.

The top three winners were given high praise for their creativity and innovation and monetary prizes. First place went to Alexandre Chandoha, who designed Lady Gaga-esque outfits inspired by the raw materials that make up an art easel.

For more on Latino Fashion Week, visit www.lationfashionwk.com.