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Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.
Some of them—including Alex Swain, who presented one-of-a-kind distressed patchwork jeans—are members of Steam Studio, a free program offered by the Chicago City of Learning. Steam Studio in turn invited other collectives, including the 169, one of whose members, Isabel Antic, is a 17-year-old high school senior from Lane Tech. Inspired by collage and wearable art, Antic cut eyes and lips from magazines and used them to make custom-patterned fabric she fashioned into an ensemble that lands somewhere between the runway and a vintage Twizzlers ad campaign. I also enjoyed Isabella Fangmann's sculptural millinery, made with plastic mesh.
See more Chicago street style in the Chicago Looks blog.