It’s easier to be an artist in Chicago. Real estate is cheaper, and networks are stronger maybe because (at least, in part) their members did not move to New York (at least not yet). The Chicago fashion scene has recently become the beneficiary of a new addition. Shortly after their School of the Art Institute of Chicago matriculation, McKenzie Thompson and Jason Guo got busy developing a clothing line, opening a store and taking advantage of Kickstarter’s new Fashion in Chicago section.
Maybe Sunday’s line of street wear is “casual clothing for men and women that is covered in full-bleed photographic prints, and so far in Chicago, we’re getting a good response,” says Thompson. Think close-ups of bubble gum balls, super-bright lemons and sick nugs printed on tees and hats.
Made from high-performance athletic material that wicks away sweat, Thompson and Guo’s apparel is designed for wearers to “stay fresh all day long.” Those interested can find out more, at this point, from Maybe Sunday’s Kickstarter campaign to expand their line or visit the new store at its opening reception today.