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Our goal this season is to Raise $750,000!

This season of FashionBar The Shows: October 2024 kicks off with The Designer Reveal on October 6th followed by The Shows from October 15th to October 20th, 2024.  

Supporting our mission at FashionBar The Shows means making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Your generous contributions will directly support three impactful organizations dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and well-being.

In addition to these invaluable organizations, your support will also help us showcase a series of extraordinary fashion shows during The Shows. These shows provide a platform for emerging and established designers to express their unique visions, styles, and cultural influences. Each show represents a celebration of fashion, diversity, and culture.

FashionBar The Shows and our business partners seek to transform Chicago into the fashion capital of the Midwest by advancing emerging and established talent. We aim to be the fashion bridge between Los Angeles and New York City.

Mary E Smith Foundation

The Mary E Smith Foundation exists“To provide the resources to assist in the early detection and prevention of brain tumors; to support education and research in the neurosciences through scholarships; to award grants to health care organizations; to provide financial assistance for brain tumor screenings for underserved families; to promote healthy living and lifestyles through health awareness; to conduct and/or support community programs dedicated to the improvement of health, wellness and overall quality of life” – Mary E Smith website.

By partnering with the Mary E Smith Foundation, we contribute to the mission of supporting those impacted by brain tumors and promoting advancements in early detection and prevention. 

As we collaborate with the foundation, we showcase the Designer Reveal, Modern Minimalist Show, Ready To Wear Show, and Urban and Streetwear Show, offering a platform for talented designers to express their creativity while raising awareness for the cause supported by the Mary E Smith Foundation. Together, we unite the worlds of fashion and philanthropy to make a meaningful impact and bring attention to the importance of brain tumor research and support.

Out of the closet

Out of the Closet Thrift Store (OTC) was founded in 1990 to help raise funds and awareness for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. To this day, when you shop or donate at Out of the Closet, 96 cents of every dollar made goes to AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s HIV prevention and treatment services. That’s why OTC is able to offer high-quality HIV testing services at all of our locations. When you choose OTC, you’re giving back to your community and making a real difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

the aids
healthcare foundation

The AIDS Health Foundation focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and advocacy services. Your support aids in raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on diverse communities and promotes responsible practices within the fashion industry. 

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of individuals affected by this global health concern. Help us shine a spotlight on sustainable and eco-friendly fashion choices in our Eco-Friendly Show, where fashion meets social and environmental responsibility.

howard brown health

At Howard Brown Health, expert care is delivered to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Your donation supports their mission to provide inclusive healthcare services and promote well-being. By contributing to Howard Brown Health, you help us create a more inclusive fashion industry that celebrates diversity and respects the identities of all individuals. 

Join us in celebrating the vibrant transgender community and their significant impact on fashion, diversity, and cultural representation in our Trans Media Fashion Show.

THE SHOWS: april 2024 - fall/winter 2024