This week designer Lara Miller
announced she is stepping down from her post as the executive director of the Chicago Fashion Incubator
to focus on her clothing line full-time. Miller has held the position since 2009, providing the annual class of up-and-coming designers with guidance and support. In an e-mail, Miller said, "My passion for this organization will never end. I will continue to contribute to the organization through curriculum, mentoring and interviewing designers." CFI board member Amy Olson will serve as Interim Executive Director and will welcome the new class of CFI participants in March.