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[PHOTOS] Denimcratic, No Merit, and other local labels at the Museum of Streetwear

Last weekend's two-day pop-up at the Lab on Lake showcased Chicago designers outside the downtown-Bucktown-Wicker Park hub.

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Amanda Harth, founder of Runwayaddicts, an online resource for the local fashion industry, is determined to give a leg up to local designers beyond the well-known names (Virgil Abloh, Joe Freshgoods of Fat Tiger Workshop, etc) and neighborhoods (downtown, Wicker Park-Bucktown). At last weekend's two-day pop-up Museum of Streetwear in East Garfield Park, she showcased a dozen mostly south-side brands at the airy Lab on Lake. Among the standouts: Gabriella Meyer of Denimcratic, who uses dye and distressing treatments among techniques to give her fabrics unique details. Other featured brands included Little High, Little Low, No Merit, PerryCo. Shoes, We All We Got, Justin Mensinger, Iridium, Hooligan, Dearborn Denim, Impavid, and Hundreds Only. Several opening-night attendees reflected the great style seen on displays—see some of them below.

Pants by Denimcratic - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • Pants by Denimcratic


Finesse Devonne models a top by Denimcratic and pants by Iridium. - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • Finesse Devonne models a top by Denimcratic and pants by Iridium.


Attendee Anai Akuei - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • Attendee Anai Akuei


ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo


Dara Ayala models pieces by Denimcratic. - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • Dara Ayala models pieces by Denimcratic.


ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo


This shirt by No Merit features an abstract print inspired by then-mayor Rahm Emanuel's closing of 50 Chicago public schools. - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • This shirt by No Merit features an abstract print inspired by then-mayor Rahm Emanuel's closing of 50 Chicago public schools.


Attendee Jamie Hayes, the local designer behind Production Mode - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • Attendee Jamie Hayes, the local designer behind Production Mode


Lyntuan Jones next to a tote bag he designed - ISA GIALLORENZO


Attendee Enamä, @isaa.nama - ISA GIALLORENZO

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