Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012

 Happy New Year!
For me 2012 was a year of moving forward and experiencing new things. I had a lot of fun and only hope that 2013 will be even better. I wish everyone happiness, peace and luck this year. Welcome to the unpublished version of 2012. I tried to make this as chronological as I could, so it is close to being in order! This post is filled with pictures of clips from photo shoots, vacation scenery, places I've gone, unpublished photo shoot pics, a sketch of mine, art, my friends and I, and my most memorable times in 2012 that were photographed. All of these pictures will help you wrap your minds around my year. I hope you enjoy these pictures and I hope you have a wonderful year! Tomorrow there will be a BIG surprise and change to Chloé Akari, so be sure to check back! 
-Chloé Akari

The White TEE Skirt

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hello my lovelies! 
This was part of my SAIC collection but here are some better pictures for you all! For this piece my whole class and I started off with a basic white t-shirt and it was suppose to be a self portrait. To be honest this one took a lot of brain juice to wrap my mind around what exactly I thought would say "Chloé". My immediate reaction was to turn the t-shirt inside out, so the raw seems were exposed. Originally I thought that I was going to be making another form of a top. After thinking about it till the next class (a week) I decided to make a skirt. "Chloé" wears a skirt almost everyday. That was one way that the design would speak "Chloé". I then began to drape more and made little pleats under the pocket (or sleeve of the shirt). The pretty soft pleats with the hard thick zipper are again very "Chloé". I love a range of styles from my pink ruffly tutu-esk skirt to my all black drapey outfits, it all is pulled together somehow as a "Chloé" look. So here is the skirt/ shirt/ portrait. 
The White T-Skirt.
-Chloé Akari

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SAIC Collection 2012: Chloé Akari

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012

Well, well, well! 
School is finally over and now we start break! Anyways! I have been taking a course at the SAIC this fall and winter taught by Cheryl Pope. We made two different looks during the course. For our first project we were given a plain white T-shirt and the task to create a self portrait. We draped for quite some time and then I decided to finally after a million tries to make a skirt. Yes, a skirt. As you can see below it turned out pretty cool and it is very wearable. I was inspired by this black and white picture of a woman putting on makeup. It was soft but a powerful picture. I promise there will be more pictures of this look soon! Then our second piece was made from a mens suit. I decided to make the mens pants a top and the jacket a skirt. I think that this look that I made is a bold and strong look. Maddie looks like she is fierce and almost warrior-like. I had such a fun time in my class and loved creating from the interesting challenges. The runway show was in the SAIC ballroom which is a really lovely place! It went very smoothly and there was no mishaps on the runway which was a super +. Maddie did an amazing job modeling for me on the runway and during the photo shoot, thank you Maddie! I was so happy that seven of my great friends could come and support me, my lucky number seven... Thank you Sarah, Lena, Sonia, Allee, Ariel, Olivia and Maddie, I love you all! Special thank you to Cheryl Pope (the best teacher). I hope you can enjoy my pictures and designs! 
-Chloé Akari

Location: The School of the Art Institute Chicago 
Runway Photographers: Lena and Auntie Margret 
Photo shoot Photographer: Chloé Akari
Designer: Chloé Akari