Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

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  • Nana Park’s collection for the SAIC 2015 fashion show

What I love about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s annual fashion show is that no matter how wacky some of the designs can be, there’s always an element of taste. Wacky is just so much better than tacky. In the cuckoo department honorable mention goes to Kaleigh Moynihan, whose collection involved colorful primitive creatures and multiarmed monsters; her dramatic and rhythmic presentation was one of the highlights of the show. In terms of more wearable garments, Nana Park and her contemporary Gibson Girls mixed past and present flawlessly, with models decked in head-to-toe white, breezy fabrics, turn-of-the-century silhouettes, and cloud-like jumbo-sized millinery. So dreamy! For the minimalists out there Aea Joo Cho came up with unfussy yet feminine designs in earthy tones and modern textiles, and for the not-so-minimal Fiona Li presented geometric creations with strategic pleats and folds. Last but not least, funky, sporty, streetwise style was beautifully represented in Savannah Snead’s collection. Her second outfit—with safety belts as suspenders holding an alphabet circle skirt—would make any B-girl’s heart beat faster. See these and other looks below.

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  • Aea Joo Cho
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  • Fiona Li
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  • Kaleigh Moynihan
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  • Savannah Snead
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  • Alicia Perrillo
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  • Christina Toulomis
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  • Claire Wetterer
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  • Emma Leppo
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  • Eunjae Oh
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  • Franky Tran
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  • Ingrid Yeo
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  • Jack Alexander
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  • Jamie Lange
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  • Jennifer Rice
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  • Laila Fattal
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  • Noa Loewald Hu
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  • Samantha Sipos
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  • Sophie Yang
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  • Thais Mazelli
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  • Ze Shi Xiang

Check out who attended the SAIC 2015 fashion show here and see more street style in the Chicago Looks blog.