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Philadelphia Fashion Week's Final Day


Philadelphia has done it! They have made fashion history and have created an established presence in the world of fashion. Fashion Week Wrapup

Saturday night, the last night of Philadelphia’s first ever Fashion Week- was outrageous. The clothes, the music, the people, the fun- it all was there as the people of Philly came together to celebrate local designers and musicians.

The last night of the FW kicked off with student designers from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Then came Strangefruit- a collection of deconstructed casual and eveningwear. Lots of tucks and pleats merged with leggings and leather boots, and messy bedhead added to the sexy vibe.

Marina Makaron Moscow, who had both a collection and a boutique, created an experience. Most of this collection is wildly colored silk scarves and ties, yet, with each model, I could see the flair and originality that was inspired by the Eastern European culture.

Cynthia Gouw of Snapglow TV, Lori Wilson, Co-Host of the NBC 10! Show, and Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer of the City of Philadelphia presented the Student Design Award (sponsored by Macy’s). Out of three schools, Philadelphia University won, and they have an opportunity to showcase their design in the windows of the Grand Court at Macy’s this week.

The music was especially fierce with DJ Dirty, DJ Jeff Ramos and bands Rivers Monroe  and The Hustle, who really got people on their feet in between runway shows.

Sa Va debuted a flowy, barefoot look that evoked walks on the beach and past warm nights. Sexy asymmetrical dresses, soft ruffles and waves and light colors made this collection a great one that the audience loved.

Parke & Ronen quickly became my favorite- hot boys in tight bathing suits and shorts...and nothing else except saucy grins. This was fun, and the models and audience had fun with it too. Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehez are seeking to create an elegant fit using quality fabrics with classic details, with hints of sensuality and refinement.

The last designer of the night was Melani Von Alexandria, showing floaty yet strong feminine looks, with ruffles, feathers and loads of style and sass.

At the end of the night, everyone got goody bags with Fuze drinks and lots of great coupons. I would say that this has been a success, and I can’t wait until next year!

Stay tuned for more exclusive interviews and articles with some of Philadelphia Fashion Week’s designers.

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