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I am counting down the days until Chicago Fashion Week begins, but there is one show in particular that I cannot wait to attend. Her Campus Media is partnering with People StyleWatch for this year’s Chicago College Fashion Week held at Chicago’s 1st Ward on October 15.

As a recent college graduate, I still keep up with the trends seen on campus today. In the corporate world, I always maintain a professional look, but I also incorporate the playful and fashion-forward trends I sported on campus, which is why I can’t wait for this event!

At the Her Campus Media College Fashion Week show, four up-and-coming, female fashion designers and entrepreneurs will send their latest creations down the runway in four different themed sets: Rush, Festival, Study Chic, and Girls’ Night Out. Get a sneak peak of what you can expect to see at the show from each of these designers below!

Aside from an engaging and inspiring fashion event, attendees also have the opportunity to network with each other, which I can honestly tell you is an invaluable experience. I have made life-long connections at Her Campus events and I even had the chance to meet some of my favorite influencers and brands during these shows. The brands sponsoring the show are also top notch and they are an integral part of every college girl’s day-to-day.

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their goals, and chance are that they will be showing off their new Fitbit Flex 2 wristband during the event! Alli Webb, founder of Drybar (and also #majorgoals), was featured on the Cosmopolitan Magazine 2013 Power List and the Fortune 40 under 40 List. At the show, you will get a firsthand glimpse into the company Alli built and you’ll also have the opportunity to experience Drybar’s infamous blowout. Rebecca Minkoff, Bertha Watches, Perfumania, Vince Camuto, and other lifestyle brands for the modern woman are also sponsoring the event, and attendees will get to interact with each brand in the sponsor activation lounge! There is also a swag bag with your name on it that will include goodies from these amazing sponsors, worth up to $900!

This year’s College Fashion Week is bound to be an empowering and inspirational fashion show and networking event for the modern college or post-college gal. So join me for a fashion-filled evening from 6–9 p.m. on October 15 at Chicago’s 1st Ward, 2033 W. North Ave., and let’s celebrate college fashion in style! Purchase tickets here, and let me know in the comment section if you will be attending so we can meet up!

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Natalie in the City possible!