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The Godfrey Hotel Uniforms Showcase Local Design Talent

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February 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM | by | ()

Along with showcasing local fare (hello, Eli's Cheesecake), the new Godfrey Hotel seems committed to putting local design talent in the spotlight. Chicago designer Anastasia Chatzka was tasked with stitching up the women's uniforms for the new River North property—and yep, she got a little Cubist on her sketch board.

"The uniforms were inspired by the hotel's decor," Chatzka told us. "I sat down with the interior design company when the hotel was being built, and made sure I had a strong understanding of the direction they were looking to go." Chatzka says she was given "an open palette" and creative freedom in the design process, and she was inspired by the hotel's "masculine edge."

The resulting designs feature grey pencil skirts with accent panels made out of men's herringbone. The pattern in the panel echoes the trusses on the hotel's exterior, and staffers also have the option of wearing slim-cut trousers. There are two blouse options, as well: one is gray heather and one is burgundy, and there are short-sleeve and peplum styles. To spiff it all up, the final touch is a blazer with a herringbone shawl collar.

"The ladies have told me that the fit and fabrics are amazing, and that they want to wear them outside of work," says the designer, who custom tailored each of the garments.

Photos courtesy of Anastasia Chatzka

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