With great anticipation, the season changes from winter to spring. For those in the Chicago area, melting snow, birds chirping, the return of blue skies, green grass, and a rainbow of floral colors is especially mood-elevating.
Though the outdoor temperature may not yet be cooperating, vivid color is popping up all over runways throughout the North Shore, Western Suburbs and Downtown Chicago at spring fashion shows and fundraisers.
While North Shore fur shoppers might not be familiar with local organizations like the Chicago Dental Society, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s Friends of Share, Lutheran Child and Family Services, or the Choral-Aires Chorus, all have featured the newest in must-have spring fashions during their recent runway presentations. At each of these ZZAZZ Productions professionally produced shows, the York Furrier segment included a mix of versatile furs, stylish fine outerwear and an array of unique accessories. Crowd favorites included the citrus colored Italian designed down field jackets topped with Michael Kors designed neon colored fox trooper hats.
Each year, the York Furrier schedule includes about 70 fashion shows in partnership with Chicago-area organizations. This synergy of couture and philanthropy provides an entertaining means to raise funds for a wide range of local groups and charities. Here are some highlights from recent runway presentations:
Chicago Dental Society “Dream a Little Dream: A Fashion Fantasy” Fashion Show
When: Friday, February 22
Where: Chicago Hilton & Towers
Why: York Furrier added a little sparkle to the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting, an annual gathering during which dental professionals interact in hands-on participation courses to discuss the latest in dental products and services.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s Friends of SHARE “Share Our Future” Fashion Show
When: Saturday, March 2
Where: Ashton Place in Willowbrook, IL
Why: York Furrier helped raised funds for Friends of SHARE, a perinatal loss support program at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital that offers counseling, grief literature and emotional support for the entire family. Models included doctors and hospital administrators while honoring past committee members and chairs.
Choral-Aires Chorus “Sand, Surf and Song” Fashion Show
When: Saturday, March 2
Where: Drury Lane in Oak Brook, IL
Why: The event provided an opportunity for the award-winning Choral-Aires Chorus to perform for a sold-out crowd and interact with their supportive community.
Above: From the York Furrier Fine Outerwear Collection, for him, an Italian designed Ultralight lamb leather button-down car coat, chenille scarf and Toscana shearling trooper hat on a ZZAZZ model during the Choral-Aires Chorus Fashion Show on March 2.
Lutheran Child and Family Services “Fashion Works for Chicago Uptown Ministry” Fashion Show
When: Saturday, March 9
Where: Avalon Banquets in Elk Grove Village, IL
Why: This event facilitated community fellowship in support of Chicago Uptown Ministry, a program that provides a wide range of direct services including a food pantry, clinical counseling, worship services, and after-school/summer programs.
Above: This Italian designed iridescent apricot hooded trench coat with hand crafted tote, modeled during the Lutheran Child and Family Services Fashion Show on 3/9, is perfect for April showers.
Upcoming spring shows featuring a York Furrier segment will allow us to partner with Women’s Club of Addison, Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Fenwick High School, Oak Brook Women’s Club, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, the Italian Joint Civic Organization, and the Oak Park/River Forest-based Amity group.
For more information about upcoming York Furrier fashion shows and events, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Here at York Furrier, Chicago-area community events are just as important to us as providing the fashion-forward women of Chicagoland with everything from gorgeous sheared fur coats to versatile shearlings or leathers, as well as an array of great accessories for complete head-to-toe coverage. Visit one of our convenient locations in Elmhurst or Deer Park, IL to learn more about our community involvement, or to try on selections from this season’s must-haves, featured in the extensive York Collection. It’s time to discover spring runway fashions at York Furrier!