The event was billed as an "Evening of Innovation," and the young designers who showcased their creations Saturday at the annual Philadelphia University Senior Fashion Show didn't hold back.
Before a nearly full house at the Academy of Music, elegant, whimsical, sexy, sporty, edgy, eco-friendly, and romantic alternately ruled the runway, with inspirations ranging from factory girl to plastic surgery, from Brothers Grimm to futuristic flowers.
Truly, you just never know what inspires.
Japanese armor was the wellspring for Jill Garvey's metallic-bodice, navy-bottom fitted dress, with red tassels and leather sash. Garvey showed her range, winning Best of Show for her head-turning Wuthering Heights-inspired full-length fitted white gown.