Fashion Columbia, the annual showcase of collections by Columbia College seniors, happens tomorrow at the Harold Washington Library Center’s Winter Garden; the reception starts at 11:30 and the $175 ticket includes lunch. For $250 you can also attend tonight’s preview at Saks Fifth Avenue from 5 to 7, where alum Anna Fong will show pieces from her spring collection. Proceeds go to a good cause, the Nena Ivon Scholarship Fund, named for the local fashion legend who worked at Saks for 50 years.
If you don’t have the scratch to attend those events, you’re not shut out: on Friday there’s LAUNCH, a free fashion show produced by Columbia students studying retail management that features clothes by graduating students. It’s free, but you need to reserve a spot: call 312-369-6600 or go to www.colum.edu/tickets.