• Kate Boggiano

Last night Fashion Focus Chicago 2010 launched with the first runway show of the week, Macy’s Presents the Chicago Fashion Incubator Designers Past & Present with CS Magazine. A lot has changed since last year’s Fashion Focus: the city’s director of Fashion Arts and Events, Melissa Gamble, resigned; Maria Pinto, arguably the city’s biggest fashion success story, went out of business; and of course Mayor Daley, who made turning the city into a fashion capital into his pet project, announced he wouldn’t be seeking reelection.