Emoni Brown models a jacket by Hundreds Only, vintage top by Little High, Little Low, and pants by Denimcratic. (Styling by Amanda Harth.) Credit: Isa Giallorenzo

Amanda Harth, founder of Runwayaddicts, an online resource for the local fashion industry, is determined to give a leg up to local designers beyond the well-known names (Virgil Abloh, Joe Freshgoods of Fat Tiger Workshop, etc) and neighborhoods (downtown, Wicker Park-Bucktown). At last weekend’s two-day pop-up Museum of Streetwear in East Garfield Park, she showcased a dozen mostly south-side brands at the airy Lab on Lake. Among the standouts: Gabriella Meyer of Denimcratic, who uses dye and distressing treatments among techniques to give her fabrics unique details. Other featured brands included Little High, Little Low, No Merit, PerryCo. Shoes, We All We Got, Justin Mensinger, Iridium, Hooligan, Dearborn Denim, Impavid, and Hundreds Only. Several opening-night attendees reflected the great style seen on displays—see some of them below.

Pants by DenimcraticCredit: Isa Giallorenzo
Finesse Devonne models a top by Denimcratic and pants by Iridium.Credit: Isa Giallorenzo
Attendee Anai AkueiCredit: Isa Giallorenzo
Credit: Isa Giallorenzo
Dara Ayala models pieces by Denimcratic.Credit: Isa Giallorenzo
Credit: Isa Giallorenzo
This shirt by No Merit features an abstract print inspired by then-mayor Rahm Emanuel’s closing of 50 Chicago public schools.Credit: Isa Giallorenzo
Attendee Jamie Hayes, the local designer behind Production ModeCredit: Isa Giallorenzo
Lyntuan Jones next to a tote bag he designedCredit: Isa Giallorenzo
Attendee Enamä, @isaa.namaCredit: Isa Giallorenzo