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On Saturday, New York clothing designer Karolina Zmarlak comes to town for a trunk show of her spring collection; she'll also have samples from previous seasons. It's at Charles Ifergan Salon, 106 E. Oak, from 10 AM to 6 PM. At Wicker Park's Eskell, 1509 N. Milwaukee, there's a trunk show for two local jewelry designers who offer striking work, Meghan Lorenz of Cities in Dust and Laura Lombardi. Each will raffle off a piece of jewelry and the store is offering 25 percent off additional purchases. And at Cerato Boutique, 3451 N. Southport, Chicago fashion designer Anna Fong will be on hand on Saturday from 1 to 6 PM and on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM for a trunk show of holiday designs.
On Saturday night, the event "Necessary Taboos" brings together local and nonlocal designers and stylists, who team up to create pieces of wearable art that reference taboos. Local participants include Evil Kitty and JoJo Baby. It's from 7 to 10 PM at Creative Lounge Chicago, 1564 N. Damen.
Clever Alice is currently holding its fall/winter sample sale of pieces from French clothing line MC Planet and Italian label Nioi. Jackets have been reduced from $350 to $100-$150, dresses are priced at $60-$100 (down from $250), and sweaters that were originally $450 are $85-$150. It runs through November.