In Honor of the National Restaurant Association Convention… Food-Inspired Fashion

Once upon a time, Chicago may have been a basic, Midwestern, meat-and-potatoes kind of town.

But there’s no denying now that The Windy City has become a legitimate and renowned foodie city.

Second only to New York, according to the prestigious James Beard Foundation (40+ chef and restaurant winners), Chicago is one of the world’s premiere cities for innovative and delicious eats.

On the heels of playing host to the 2016 James Beard Awards, our fair city will also soon be welcoming the National Restaurant Association Show.

Most would agree that, for Chicago visitors and residents alike, dining out is an important event. So, we thought we’d help you prepare by suggesting a few fashions that are the perfect match for some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants.


  • Food 1If You Love:

Cutting-edge Molecular Gastronomy from culinary superstars Alinea, Grace, Elizabeth and Schwa…

You’ll Appreciate:

The meticulous craftsmanship of Hermes and Buccellati as well as the bold, playful designs of Stella McCartney and Maison Margiela.

food 2


  • If You Love…

Italian cuisine with a modern twist from top-rated restaurants like Fig & Olive and Spiaggia…

You’ll Appreciate:

Giorgio Armani’s fresh, structural takes on the classics. And when you’re feeling like channeling a bit more of the indulgent, romantic side of Italy’s culture, try the ultra-feminine fashions of Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.


  • If You Love:Food 3

Fusion cuisine from the likes of culinary mix masters Le Colonial, DeQuay and Thalia Spice…

You’ll Appreciate:

The eclectic and unpredictable designs of Dolce & Gabbana, who use traditional luxury textiles (brocade, embroidery, lace) in inventive and, at times, whimsical ways.

  • If You Love:

Traditional, high end steakhouses like Gibson’s or Del Frisco’s…Food 4

You’ll Appreciate:

Bespoke suits and luxury fabrics from Paul Stuart and Alton Lane for gentlemen and the timeless silhouettes of Escada for ladies.


  • If You Love:Food 5

An enchanting atmosphere when it comes to restaurants like 3 Arts Club Cafe, Nico Osteria, The Allis…

You’ll Appreciate:

The cheerful, photo-ready styles of Kate Spade and the bold colors of Versace would be a perfect fit for you.


The list of amazing Chicago restaurants seems to grow longer by the day, so we know that this is just a small sampling.

What are your favorites that we didn’t mention? And what designers or styles do you think are a good match? Let us know your thoughts by posting your picks on our Facebook or Twitter page.

Bon appétit, friends!

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