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Atelier MODA Recap

Atelier MODA Recap

The annual MODA fashion show is, dare I say, UChicago’s best event of the year. And this year was no exception.

Since it was my first MODA show, I really didn’t know what to expect, but I can confidently say that the show exceeded anything I could have imagined. Walking in a little late, but still fashionably, I was excited to see student spectators donning their finest fits. No one disappointed. If there ever was a night to wear that neon pink, vinyl miniskirt you bought on a whim, it was at Atelier MODA.

This year’s show was held at the Theatre on the Lake (pretty self explanatory) in Lincoln Park. Before an electrifying MAYA performance and runway show, there was an hour of drinks, hor d’oeuvres, and in almost every corner, people posing for their glamour shots.

Finally, I made my way to my seat, and after a quick welcome from the MODA Board, the show started and when I tell you everyone was cheering, I mean everyone. The music started playing, and people were immediately on their feet. One by one, the models had their chance to walk the stage, strike a pose and make their way down the runway to strut their stuff. Each had their own flare and definitely did every design justice.

The actual collections were truly incredible, so let me give a huge shoutout to all of the designers because every piece on the runway had so much effort put into it and I can say as someone who was in the crowd, the audience loved them all. There was a mix of athletic wear, formal gowns, street style, grunge and boho, but all of it looked amazing–there were so many pieces that I wish I could buy myself!

So for those of you who weren’t able to make it to Atelier MODA or didn’t buy tickets in time, I’m not trying to give you FOMO… but you really missed out! Atelier MODA did not disappoint, the MODA Board, student designers and models put on a great show, and just the chance to be able to play with your style for a night out was well worth the ticket.


Images of models and designers by Rebecca Cho, Angela Fung and Yamini Nambimadom

Featured image via Alexandra Nisenoff

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