Red Line becomes fashion runway to support My Block, My Hood, My City

As a Red Line train rolled south Saturday afternoon it wasn’t picking up and dropping off passengers — unless you count the models that strutted and danced down the aisles of the privately-chartered train to hit songs by Dua Lipa, Beyoncé and others.

My Block, My Hood, My City was hosting “Railways,” a crosstown fashion show to promote the youth-led, community-minded organization’s summer clothing line of branded gear.

Spectators lined a CTA two-car train that traveled between the Howard to 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line stations as models displayed T-shirts, letterman-style jackets and hoodies while singing and performing spoken word poetry.

Models prepared for their runway stroll in one car, while attendees of the show sat in another.

Models dance as they walk the runway on a Red Line train Saturday afternoon to support My Block, My Hood, My City.

Models dance as they walk the runway on a Red Line train Saturday afternoon to support My Block, My Hood, My City.
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Walmart has hired Brandon Maxwell as creative director of its elevated fashion brands.


Walmart wants to make a name for itself in fashion. It has tapped Brandon Maxwell, a designer who dresses celebrities from Lady Gaga to Michelle Obama, to raise its reputation.

Maxwell will oversee the discounter’s elevated brands, Scoop and Free Assembly, as creative director. The 36-year-old designer lives in New York City. He has been a judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway” and designs a luxury label sold by retailers like Neiman Marcus with items that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars apiece.

By working with Walmart, however, Maxwell said he can fit more budgets and reach more shoppers — including friends and family in his hometown of Longview, Texas. His first full collections will be available in spring 2022.

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No seat assignment, no problem. In the digital fashion era, watching runway collections is as easy as channel surfing (sofa and sweats, optional).

On Tuesday, Stuart Vevers is taking the concept literally, premiering a TV-themed “Coach Forever” fall collection with an all-star cast that includes Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Megan Thee Stallion, Kaia Gerber, Hari Nef, TikTokker Wisdom Kaye, musician Jon Batiste and more in short videos that will channel surf genres and references to Coach’s pop culture history.

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