Rising Chicago-based designer An Authentic Skid Mark has been redefining—an perhaps even defining—the midwest’s fashion perspective, using humor and nightlife as catalysts to see her maximalist creations take life. Conceived by SAIC alumnus Kaleigh Moynihan, the outrageous label has become a favorite of everyone from Witch Hazel’s Imp Queen to “Boots the Hous3 Down” performer Bon Bon, all united by their mutual attraction toward everything over-the-top.
To cap off the summer, AASM will launch her latest collection, The Late Summer Collection Show Coming In The Late Summer, featuring a runway, series of live performances and after party to celebrate “relentless individuality and the vital need for pockets.” The presentation unravels tomorrow, Aug. 26, at a Chicago DIY space called, “Eco,” with special appearances by one-girl band FEE LION and rising rapper London Jade.
“I find beauty in a persons distinctions—the things that set them apart from the rest,” Moynihan says of her work. “What you wear always says something about you, whether it’s your job, where you are from, where you’ve been or your astonishing lack of taste—it’s a second language, and I have a good time bringing to light that inner spark that makes people think twice about the possibilities.”
Watch the collection teaser, below, directed by Cameron Worden: