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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Anna Chlumsky

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photography by Monica Fudi (creatures oF the Wind); Kevin tachMan (panichgul); chris hornbecKer (pinK Martini); Josh goldMan For iKraM (store) 104 feel. And we saw this slab of red metal, and we thought, This is it— this is exactly what we want." Think pink. "One of my favorite moments at Ikram was a midnight [candlelit] dinner we hosted for the band Pink Martini after their perfor- mance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We invited 10 friends with the band and sat here until almost 5 in the morning, where we ate, drank, played music, sang, tried on clothes, and had the best time." In it together. "I take on these [young designers] who really just want to be recognized, and we just go together." Creature features. "When I first saw the collection Creatures of the Wind presented in New York, I thought, These are two kids that are submerged in their culture." Girl crush. "Rodarte aren't just designers—they're creating cul- tural movements. They speak the language of the moment." Show me more. "Thakoon [Panichgul] was the first person who ever interviewed me and wrote about me, for Harper's Bazaar, so we became instant friends. We had dinner and he said, 'I'm thinking about doing [a line of] sweatshirts and sweaters, blah blah blah,' and I said, 'Really? That's nice. But show me what you really got.' So he made a collection of 20 pieces and sent them to me. I bought every one. They were flawless." For the archives. "I pull one to three pieces per season for [my personal] archive. Original Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe… It's like art; I invest in them. I'd love to have them someday in a place where they're curated properly— and they will be." 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; . Designer Thakoon Panichgul (shown during a show of his Fall Winter 2015 collection), one of many emerging designers championed by Goldman at her boutique. The interior of Ikram; among Goldman's favorite events at the store over the years was a midnight candlelit dinner with the band Pink Martini ( left), with revelry lasting till the wee hours. "These are two kids that are submerged in their culture," says Goldman of her first impression of Chicago natives Creatures of the Wind, whose Fall Winter 2016 collection features the look shown here. STYLE TribuTe

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