Are you interested in custom dresses? Below we’ve compiled a list of the top fashion designers in Chicago for your convenience.
American-born fashion designer Anatasia Chatzka found her inspiration at an early age from fashion heroes like Anna Sui and Betsey Johnson. Taking inspiration and tips from these role models, she set up her own brand in Chicago and has built up a brand that is uniquely hers.
Her brand of clothing is described as feminine and enjoyable to wear, something that connects to different age groups in their own way. Customers will be interested in a whole range of custom dresses, skirts, tops, gowns, outerwear, and other fashion pieces for women to look their absolute best in.
Check out Anatasia Chatzka’s website for more pictures and examples of what else her brand has to offer.
Founded in 2012, Ann Everett Fashion Designs is the life’s work of Ann Everett. Originally from Ireland, Ann is now based in Chicago, after spending years bouncing from country to country, gaining inspiration and learning every step of the way. The unorthodox approach with which she approaches the fashion industry gives her pieces a breath of life that stands in stark contrast to the more conventional work of design school graduates.
Ann’s work draws inspiration from her life in Chicago, including the people and scenes she sees around her. She is a regular participant at One of a Kind Chicago and the Randolph Street Market and represents a balance between her European roots and the city where she now lives.
Contact Ann Everett Fashion Designs for more information on their next event or piece!
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Borris Powell brings the best out of everything he touches, and everyone he dresses. The local fashion designer produces custom outfits for men and women. He creates outfits for the runway and also clothes and accessories that are for purchase and ready to wear. His pieces are infused with a witty, dramatic sense of self and life, and will liven up any wardrobe or catwalk.
Whether for show or everyday life, Borris’ pieces are uniquely created to amplify the wearer’s personality. He designs tops, dresses, and outerwear for women, not to mention masks, aprons, and handbags. Men can also look forward to his range of runway apparel as well as tops and outerwear.
No matter the piece of clothing, Borris Powell has something for you!
Thierry Roger relocated from his native country of France to settle in Chicago, Illinois in 1990. A graduate of L’ecole des Beaux-Arts de Tours, he trained at the House of Guy Laroche, learning how to create incredible pieces for both men and women. He opened a women’s atelier in 2009, giving him a creative outlet through which he revisited his passion for French Couture.
Thierry Roger’s Chicago shop delivers a whole range of services for their customers. Thierry makes it a point of personal pride to handle every client and garment, to ensure that his personal touch goes into every suit, top and dress. With his experience and skill, he’ll leave you feeling like you’re on top of the world.
Go with Thierry Roger to experience the difference!
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Production Mode was founded by fashion designer Jamie Hayes. The design house looks to preserve and take advantage of its technique, material, and designer’s vision. Their atelier is located at Mana Contemporary and welcomes all visitors who want to see their pieces in greater detail.
Production Mode has worked together with other artistic individuals on unique collaborations that give opportunities for the art pieces to shine. Customers should look into their leather collection, featuring highlights like their mini backpack, tote, and jacket.
Take a look at their full selection here.
6. Anna Hovet
One of the passionate, fashion-forward individuals at Hovet Fashion Studio, Anna Hovet Dias is a fashion designer and entrepreneur. She channeled her passion for clothes and innovation and a decade of experience running a successful brand, HOVET Apparel, into setting up Hovet Fashion Studio, a collaborative project with some of Chicago’s finest fashion designers to educate other fashion designers
Anna trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in fashion design and has experience in fashion design and apparel production. Her designs include menswear that is fashionable but functional, and also a line of casual athletic clothing for those who want to stay on the move while being fashionable.
Browse through more of Anna Hovet’s offerings on her website!
Making an impact both in the fashion world and through her sustainability efforts is Blair Goldman, a sewist and fashion designer located in Chicago, Illinois. Blair’s repertoire ranges from garment making and embroidery to plush doll design, bead embroidery, and other fashion-related skills. Her clothing has been shown in IN Mag, Pop Super UK, and WGN.
Currently, Blair is the designer in residence at the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. of Chicago. Her works are a unique blend looking to stand apart but yet be approachable. She’s been responsible for Lizzo’s “I Love Lizzo” robe, which was worn during her 2019 tour, and Dorian Electra’s “Daddy Like” jacket.
Reach out to Blair Goldman for more information!
With locations in Chicago, Illinois, and across the border in Toronto, Canada, Swaby continues to grow and expand. The fashion label by fashion designer Shernett Swaby delivers customized women’s clothing that is practical for everyday life, including T-shirts, leggings, and jeans, while successively being eye-catching.
The company’s gallery pieces are worth more than just a second look. From dresses and top-and-bottom outfits that could equally be appropriate on the catwalk and out on the town, the selection is incredibly wide-ranging. For more conventional selections, customers can choose from clothing in cotton, leather, and knit.
Browse through Swaby’s selection of clothing available on their website!
9. Anna Brown
Educated in art history and clothing design, Anna Brown brings an intellectual mind to a creative field. Her understanding of fashion as an art form and testament to society’s past is clearly portrayed through her fashion line’s minimalistic approach to design. Anna Brown’s studio and showroom are located in the Pilsen region of Chicago, Illinois.
Anna Brown’s collection takes a finite amount of color and material and turns it into infinitely more. Her ‘Angler’ collection meshes dark colors and shades with small, valuable accents. Meanwhile, ‘Vind Gnyr’ arranges short tops and bottoms together in different simple single-colored hues to create segmented, simple visions of future fashion.
Keep things simple but elevated with Anna Brown.
10. Sam Kori George
Originally from Iraq, Sam Kori George has established himself as an eminent fashion leader in Chicago. His fashion house was founded in 2002 in Chicago, Illinois, and continues to be one of the largest couture ateliers in the city. He’s available for a personal consultation and enjoys speaking with and designing for any interested guests.
Sam Kori George’s collection includes several simple, elegant designs. Choose from cardigans, coats, dresses, jackets, or shirts, and be equally impressed with the sophistication and simplicity that he’s been able to balance. On top of his fashion pieces, customers will enjoy pairing some of the accessories available, such as the lime-green hat with an adorable pom-pom, or the cherry-red cashmere scarf, with the other clean, uplifted offerings available from Sam Kori George.
Contact’ Sam Kori George for more details or to start shopping!