Designers’ Mantra: Learn in Chicago, Then Leave

May 2, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — It is widely agreed that Chicago is a great place to learn fashion design.  Big enough and diverse enough to inspire young designers, Chicago is also affordable and accessible, two things that fashion powerhouses New York and Los Angeles (and Paris and Milan and London) are not. Throw in a top-notch design school — theSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago — and you’ve got an enormously appealing training ground for the next generation of Marc Jacobses and Phoebe Philos.

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