Meet Our Professional Partners

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This video gives you some insight into PROjectUS and it’s Professional Partners – Brian Merritt of Sir & Madame, Corey Gilkey of Leaders 1354, and Commonwealth’s Junior Mentors – Alettie Smith and Alex Swain. Professional Panel moderated by Donnie Smith of Donda’s House.

Leaders Style Challenge

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Leaders 1354 a popular street wear boutique serves as PROjectUS Professional Partner. Participants in all three suites of PROjectUS had an opportunity to complete style challenge in the boutique. The PROjectUS participants were given style cards, each card had a different wardrobe scenario. Participants worked in groups, the Style Suite member in each group served the role of Stylist, The Sound Suite member in each group served the of Model, and The Media Suite member in each group served as the Photographer.

2015 Style Bias Fashion Week

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Oct 8th 2015, We held our second annual Style Bias Fashion Week shows at Block 37 in Chicago, IL. The featured designers for the event were current and alum designers of the (PRO)jectUS / Steam Studio program. This event serves as a professional incentive for participants of Season 1 of (PRO)jectUS. The video highlights the young designers and professional partners who showed their lines at the Fashion Week shows.

Season 1 Overview

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Take a look inside of (PRO)jectUS Season 1 and understanding the program’s mission. (PRO)jectUS |prō ˈjekt əs|(meaning): PRO – advance level programming and/or skill set. Project – to illuminate or put in the forefront. US – initiative participants.

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