Chicago fashion designer's clothing featured in 'Empire'

'Empire' isn't just filmed in Chicago, but many of the show's stars are wearing clothes that are also designed in the city.

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - 'Empire' isn't just filmed in Chicago, but many of the show's stars are wearing clothes that are also designed in the city.

A man named Platinum is the CEO of Iridium clothing, which is a Wicker Park boutique.

For seven years, Platinum and his wife have created clothing for local artists and then one day, the wardrobe department of 'Empire' stumbled upon his store.

"We didn't really know what the show was going to be about," Platinum said.

The show turned into one of the highest watched programs on television today.

"I'm very happy and I feel very fortunate. It's been amazing and we definitely look forward to continuing our relationship with them," said Platinum.

The boutique features unisex designs with bold patterns, fitted and baggy styles, zippers, straps and other unique materials.

One look at the store front and it looks like you're walking into Jamal and Hakeem Lyon's closet.

"The goal of the brand is to create amazing pieces that people can actually afford," said Platinum.

Pieces used on the show range from $45 to $375 dollars.

Iridium is one of the featured designers at this year's Modern Day Threads fashion show. It takes place Saturday in Chicago's Avondale Park.

For ticket information, go here: http://jinspiredevents.com/projects/mdtrw

To check out Iridium's latest fashions, go here: https://iridiumclothingco.com

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