If you’re all caught up with our Fast Fashion Podcast, you know that we kicked off season 4 with Sheila Rashid, a 29-year old self-taught designer who’s androgynous aesthetic is playing a defining role in streetwear.
Last Friday, Sheila hosted her Spring/Summer 18 show, ”Made and Delivered” at The Annex in Chicago. The WhatRUWearing team had the pleasure of attending– and the vibe, the crowd and behind-the-scenes were as amazing as the front row action!
Being a powerful force in Chicago’s underground fashion scene, Sheila’s show was filled with fellow influencers and supporters dressed in dope looks.
Following the viral VMA red-carpet beige overalls look she designed for Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, we asked Sheila if the culture of her hometown plays a role of influence. ” [The collection] is basically inspired by the weather. This is what we do here every season–we can’t wait to wear hoodies and nice denim,” she laughed while demonstrating the quality denim on a Naomi Campbell-eque model beside her.
The made-to-order collection is definitely raw, edgy, chic and everything a cool city kid’s wardrobe would look like next spring, featuring pops of color, florals, signature drop-crotch and fine detailing.
The collection also includes hoodies and graphic tees, one reading ”Worship No Idols” on top of an 80s inspired TV-glitch screen background and a red and black homage to singer Aaliyah.
Behind the scenes, makeup artist Janelle Leah provided the models a natural glow sticking to warm hues. Nia Moss, hairstylist and Paul Mitchell student went for bold, sleek looks to compliment the collection. With these looks executed flawlessly, of course we wanted to know some tips!
For makeup, Janelle sticks with a hydrating foundation for the fall season to keep the summer shine in full swing. If you’re back to using heat on your hair this season, Nia’s go-to is B2B Heat Protectant.
Check out a few style and fun behind the scenes moments from the show below! To learn more about Sheila click here. Don’t forget to listen and subscribe to Fast Fashion Podcast for exclusive interviews with cool Chicago creatives!