There’s a distinctly effervescent energy about Fatima Garcia and her entrance onto Chicago’s fashion stage. Garcia, a native Chicagoan, strives to create clothes of uncompromising quality for ‘everywoman’. She considers fashion to be a way of life; a lifestyle choice that the young woman faces everyday. Her most recent show at The Fashion Market’s Fashion Forward event illuminates the deep influences of her Mexican heritage. She expresses the zeitgeistof the Mexican-American culture as it makes it’s place in the greater Chicago story.
Additional influences include designers Paco Rabanne and Elsa Schiaparelli. Their impressions can be seen in her current line. Rabanne’s commitment to celebrating a woman’s beauty and the simplicity of Schiaparelli’s lobster dress underlie Garcia’s mood. The line presses further with youthful femininity and light, refreshing bouyancy that springs from her use of vibrant colors. Her print selections are light and airy and fall with flattering expression on the feminine form. Her separates are casual and comfortable. With little effort, they go from day to evening. Her ‘ready-to-wear’ is ready to buy.
Keep your eyes on this one Chicago.