Friday, October 9, 2009

Philadelphia Fashion Week (PHLFSHNWK) Day One

So... Philadelphia finally has a fashion week and I am fortunate enough to be shooting the event for Wilhelmina of Pa, who is the exclusive agency providing models to the event.

I will try and cover all three days in the blog but who knows what the schedule and sanity will allow, plus I have a shoot for Wilhelmina on Sunday so I may just be beat by then.

Onto the show.

The show started off with a great series of collections from students at Moore College of Art and Design, four designers seemed to be represented though I may have miscounted that. Some seriously amazing work. I absolutely loved the wedding gowns and the futuristic steampunky leather work. Very impressive voices that are emerging from this school and if they're any indication of the future of Philadelphia fashion I'd say we're in for some real treats that will continue to emboss on name on the map.


Next up was Palmieri Jeans, who are designing Couture Jeans and plan to launch a very unique brand of one of a kind jeans; custom fit to meet your individual measurements. Very cool stuff geared towards an urban market but accessable to all.

Kill City and Wrath Arcane followed, Kill City has a diverse line from causal wear to street wear, seemingly aimed at the comfort focused young hipster market. While Wrath Arcane has a slightly more sophisticated but still very street oriented line that sometimes seemed preppy, other times urban, other times mixing the two together.


Unfortunately I misread the schedule and didn't realize that Brooklyn Royalty would be walking their line during the band's performance, so I was outside calling my makeup artist for Sunday's shoot and I missed all but their last walk. Sorry guys!

The show closed with our old friends from Delicious Boutique showing off the amazing clothing their store has to offer. It was great to see Delicious's designs on the runway and see them hitting a wider market. Everyone of them looked amazing from the corsets, to the gowns to the Steam punk inspired skirts and accessories. Modern, Vintage and Future all collide with Delicious Boutique's and Corsets.

All in all it was a great night full of some absolutely amazing fashion, great crowd, lots of networking and some stunning models. I can't wait for tonight and Day two. Stay Tuned.

More Images on Flickr
Philadelphia Fashion Week photos on my Flickr


1 comment:

  1. these photos are awesome jeff - i was there as well , we must have missed each other - see you tonight x nikki