Fashion Directory

The official database for Chicago's fashion community.

Members are vetted and approved by an elected non-profit committee. Our criterion assesses the sustainability standards, DEI practices, and business objectives of applicants.

Original member

Designer

Vanessa Arroyo

Founded by Vanessa Arroyo, SERES is a contemporary, Chicana-owned footwear brand based in Chicago and handcrafted in México. SERES is a Spanish word for 'beings' and they are dedicated to putting a spotlight on every participant that makes their footwear possible. They are a socially responsible business with a holistic approach to small-batch production. Meet the slow-fashion shoes of your dreams!

Original member

Designer

Vanessa Arroyo

Founded by Vanessa Arroyo, SERES is a contemporary, Chicana-owned footwear brand based in Chicago and handcrafted in México. SERES is a Spanish word for 'beings' and they are dedicated to putting a spotlight on every participant that makes their footwear possible. They are a socially responsible business with a holistic approach to small-batch production. Meet the slow-fashion shoes of your dreams!

Original member

Designer

Vanessa Arroyo

Founded by Vanessa Arroyo, SERES is a contemporary, Chicana-owned footwear brand based in Chicago and handcrafted in México. SERES is a Spanish word for 'beings' and they are dedicated to putting a spotlight on every participant that makes their footwear possible. They are a socially responsible business with a holistic approach to small-batch production. Meet the slow-fashion shoes of your dreams!