Supreme’s First Pop Up Shop

Supreme Novelty Fabrics strives to support and cater to students who study fashion design at the local Chicago-land Universities.  It is the reason we have started doing student fashion design competitions – which we love! photo-20

Well, this week, we tested a whole new idea – A Fabric Pop Up Shop! Our guinea pig for our first trial run: Columbia College Chicago.  Besides having a snow storm in the middle of our time at Columbia, it was really fun.

We got to interact with students and teachers, and find out what they are specifically looking for!  We hope to see some of your wonderful faces in our store! We have a ton more fabric then just what we brought in!columbia pop up shop

Project Runway comes to Supreme

We are lucky enough to say that we have a few local Project Runway Alums that frequent our fabric store.  It is our small claim to fame, but then again, Supreme Fabrics could really be the Mood Fabrics of Chicago if Project Runway were based here….right? Lifetime here we are!  Julia would be more than happy to bring her dog, Mya, in to be the next Swatch?

Julia's Dog, Mya - Probably the cutest dog in the world!

Julia’s Dog, Mya – Probably the cutest dog in the world!

Peach Carr has been a client of Supreme’s for years, and has even hosted an event in our space to benefit breast cancer research.  She is one of the most awesome people ever, and we are so happy to have her as a customer! A few weeks ago, Josh McKinley was in town for an event with Peach.  If you don’t remember who Josh is…”If you’re tired, take a nap”  Peach was nice enough to bring Josh by Supreme so that we were able to meet him….and we love him too! Move to Chicago Josh!

Josh, Julia, Richard, and Peach - Supreme Love's Project Runway!

Josh, Julia, Richard, and Peach – Supreme Love’s Project Runway!

Most of you who shop at our store know and love Lalo, Supreme Fabric’s store manager.  Lalo rearranged his whole schedule to be in the store on the day Josh was coming, he was so excited….then he got sick.  We made up for it by getting this special picture just for him.photo-268

We would also like to give a shout out to Ms. Katelyn Pankoke.  Back in October, we hosted a bridal event during Fashion Focus Chicago which Katelyn and her bridal line, Elaya Vaughn, were part of.  A few months later, we receive an e-mail from her that she is on Season 11 of Project Runway!  We absolutely love watching her compete every week! We are cheering for you Katelyn!

Dress from Elaya Vaughn Bridal Line by Katelyn Pankoke at Supreme's Bridal Brunch: From Fabric to Fit

Dress from Elaya Vaughn Bridal Line by Katelyn Pankoke at Supreme’s Bridal Brunch: From Fabric to Fit

Katelyn Pankoke, Chicagoan, Project Runway Season 11 Contestant, Supreme Fabric Favorite

Katelyn Pankoke, Chicagoan, Project Runway Season 11 Contestant, Supreme Fabric Favorite