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Chicago Fashion Week powered by FashionBar LLC: Swim & Resort Show

CHICAGO – FashionBar is pleased to announce Chicago Fashion Week powered by FashionBar, scheduled from April 21st to April 28th 2024. The event kicks off with the Designer Reveal and Avant Garde Competition followed by a weeklong of runway shows at Water Tower Place on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Escape to a sun-soaked paradise with the Swim & Resort show, an afternoon showcase that celebrates the artistry of swimwear and resort fashion. Embrace the leisurely elegance of designs that capture the essence of a chic getaway.

The Swim & Resort Show will take place at Water Tower Place, FashionBar Level 3, 835 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. This three-hour event is not only a celebration of fashion but also a charitable initiative, in partnership with The Mary E Smith Foundation.

You can learn more/donate to the Mary E Smith Foundation by clicking this link here.

Non-Profit Beneficiary – The Mary E Smith Foundation

The Mary E Smith Foundation exists “To provide the resources to assist in the early detection and prevention of brain tumors; to support education and research in the neurosciences through scholarships; to award grants to health care organizations; to provide financial assistance for brain tumor screenings for underserved families; to promote healthy living and lifestyles through health awareness; to conduct and/or support community programs dedicated to the improvement of health, wellness and overall quality of life” – Mary E Smith website.

By partnering with the Mary E Smith Foundation, we contribute to the mission of supporting those impacted by brain tumors and promoting advancements in early detection and prevention.

The Swim & Resort Show will open with a cocktail reception beginning at 5:30 pm, which will include viewing designer samples as press, media, models, buyers, editors, stylists, PR organizations, VIPs, Celebrities, influencers and yourself kick off a week-long of The Shows!


  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Red Carpet and media interviews begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail Reception opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • Performance at 6:30 p.m.
  • CLOSE at 8:30 p.m.

Powered by FashionBar, this event is part of the Chicago Fashion Week experience, as we present The Shows from April 21st to April 28th, 2024 & The Marketplace on April 27th & 28th 2024. The Marketplace is a Chicago fashion experience, that showcases amazing designers, apparel, and products, giving you fashion, wellness, and beauty in unique Chicago venues. To vend at The Shows or The Marketplace, please email us at

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