Calling all fashionistas! This fall, the Philadelphia Collection again puts the city's vibrant fashion scene in the spotlight with a week of runway shows, designer showcases and style events. – Chelsea Karnash
What: The fashion-centric event includes a week of fashion shows, style and beauty events, and preview and trunk shows taking place this fall in the City of Brotherly Love. Now in its fifth year, the Collection strives to put Philly on the map as a fashion powerhouse.
When: The Philadelphia Collection runs Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Where: Events take place at local stores, salons, boutiques and event venues throughout the city.
With tons and tons of events, fashion fiends have their pick of things to do this September. For the sake of keeping this guide short and sweet, here are our favs.
Hard Rock Cafe
12th & Market Sts
5 - 7 p.m.
The Philadelphia Collection officially kicks off at this fab celebration featuring live music, models, cocktails and appetizers. Mayor Nutter is also scheduled to speak at the party.
Macy's Fall Fashion Show
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St
Macy's presents its five essentials for fall, as well as a sneak peek of the Spring 2015 Philadelphia Fashion Incubator collections from the designers in residence.
21st Annual Phashion Phest
The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St
7 p.m.; $50 in advance, $60 at the door ($25 for students)
Celebrate 21 years of Phashion Phest with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a high-energy fashion show featuring the latest trends inside The Shops at Liberty Place.
Philadelphia Style Magazine Fall Fashion Issue Cover Party
Warwick at the Radisson Blu
220 S 17th St
7 – 9 p.m., By invitation only
Philly Style celebrates its fall issue and cover girl Ali Larter. Sadly, you have to be invited to attend this one.
FBH Philly Fashion Week's Ready to Wear Runway Show
Crane Arts Building
1400 North American St
7- 10 p.m., buy tickets at the FBH website
FBH Philly Fashion Week's debut runway show in this year's Philadelphia Collection includes 10 national and international designers showcasing ready to wear items.
FBH Philly Fashion Week Couture Runway Show
Crane Arts Building
1400 N American St
7 - 10 p.m., buy tickets at the FBH website
Head to the Crane Arts Building for this year's FBH Haute Couture runway show, which features 11 designers.
XIX Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia
Nicole Miller Philadelphia
200 S Broad St
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The city's most fashionable women will converge for an evening of fun, fashion and philanthropy. Just FYI, this event is by invitation only, too.
Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl
All around Rittenhouse Row
6 – 8 p.m.
Fashion and mixology combine for a stylish pub crawl throughout the Rittenhouse neighborhood.
Fashion Under The Shambles
South Street Headhouse District
200 Pine St
Get the lowdown on some of the best fashions for men and women in the City of Brotherly Love at this collab between the area's hottest boutiques and salons. A cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and a guest appearance from Top Model finalist Cory Wade Hindorff complete the evening.
Sweet Octavia Accessories Trunk Show
3rd Element Salon & Spa
7175 Ogontz Ave, Suite C
6 – 8 p.m.
Get a preview of handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry, wallets, bags, clothing and more while enjoying drinks and getting pampered.
For more on the Philadelphia Collection, visit: www.philadelphiacollection.org
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