Second of Color Series
By Lauren Strejc

Wednesday, September 28, 2005- As the second half of a two-part series of color, The Chicago Fashion Foundation presented Alexander Julian as a guest speaker at the W Hotel.

Alexander Julian is the first fashion designer to design sportswear uniforms, “Colours by Alexander Julian.” Through this, he established himself as a pioneer in introducing color to menswear. He is also the first American clothing designer to create his own exclusive fabrics. During the charismatic discussion, Alexander shared his experiences and gave advice on menswear, as well as home furnishings and decorating products.

Chicago Fashion Foundation is a fashion-driven group whose mission is to propel the fashion industry in Chicago to new and positive levels by developing incredible programs to educate people on all aspects of the industry.

For more than 25 years, Alexander Julian has soaked in the world with his signature use of eye-catching color. A five time Coty award winner and nine times on the International Best Dressed List, Julian's exclusive designs have graced the pages of International fashion magazines, year after year. In addition to clothing, Julian designs a full collection of home products including floor coverings and furniture, and is the first fashion designer to be recognized with the prestigious Pinnacle award from the American Society of Furniture Designers (From