May 19, 2010 |
Kaleidoscope Eyes, the theme of Moore College of Art & Design's Fashion Show on Saturday night, called for colored lights bouncing off the walls as dozens of designer creations, ranging from pantaloons to polkadots to plus-sizes, hit the runway. The 90-minute show under a billowing tent in Aviator Park began with a succession of 25 shiny bathing suits. Bold. But instead of the traditional walk down the runway, models started positioned at the end of the catwalk, posing for cameras first and then retreating backstage.
May 12, 2010
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.
February 18, 2010 |
A young man was shot in the back last night outside the Far Northeast's George Washington High School while a fashion show with about 400 people attending was under way inside, police said. The shooting occurred about 8:50, and the 19-year-old victim ran for help into the high school at 10175 Bustleton Ave. in Bustleton, police said. No one inside the school was hurt. He was reported in stable condition at Aria Health-Frankford Campus. The man said he was standing outside the school with two girls when he heard gunfire and people started to scatter, police said.
February 18, 2010 |
A 19-year-old man was shot and wounded last night outside George Washington High School just as a school event was about to let out, police said. About 300 people were in the auditorium at the school on Bustleton Avenue near Verree Road for a student-run fashion show when the victim stumbled into the school's lobby, bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to the back, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Someone saw the injured man and called 9-1-1, Small said. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Aria Hospital-Frankford in stable condition.
February 13, 2010 |
A few weeks ago I was at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd gathering clothes for a spring photo shoot when I spotted a pink clutch with a skull clasp. The eyes were gleaming amethysts. I had to have the bag, by British designer Alexander McQueen. Marc Beeler, couture salesman at Saks, echoed my thoughts before I could even form the words. It would be perfect for the shoot. "Yes, dear. Take it!" Beeler said, as he unlocked the case and gently slid the clutch into a protective black bag. "It's hot. " What McQueen created during his fashion career wasn't just hot; it was scalding.
May 23, 2009 |
Holmes to honor veterans Katie Holmes will give back this weekend. The thesp will star in tomorrow's National Memorial Day Concert, broadcast from the U.S. Capitol on PBS, as Elizabeth Pequeno, whose brother, Iraq war veteran Jose Pequeno, suffered a brain injury in combat. "It's important to tell these stories and honor the sacrifice and service of these men and women," Katie says. "It's a real gift to be able to portray an American of such strength. " Box office terminator?
May 16, 2009 |
Lights. Camera. Fashion show. Did we mention there was a pretty big tent? Students at Moore College of Art and Design will present end-of-year collections tonight under a 7,000-square-foot billowing edifice in Aviator Park off the Parkway. The sold-out show and tomorrow morning's graduation ceremony will wrap up a yearlong celebration of the school's 160th anniversary. Moore president Happy Fernandez chose to end the year in the epitome of style, replicating the setting of New York Fashion Week and turning the newly renovated and lush city park across from the school's main campus into a hip, happening runway.
April 30, 2009 |
Clothing designer Isaac Mizrahi, a tasseled lavender scarf wrapped around his neck like a boa constrictor, blew into the Grand Ballroom of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia in major chitchat mode. And as soon as the nearby ladies caught wind of the A-list fashion celebrity's presence, they converged. Smiling. Oohing. Aahing. Looking chicest among the bunch was Randie Berman, the assistant general manager at Saks, in a black Mizrahi dress with a tank bodice and knee-length A-line skirt.
September 8, 2008 |
What Danielle Hudena modeled onstage at yesterday's Greenfest Philly fashion show resembled your basic black, off-the-shoulders dress. Only it was made from bamboo. "Eco-fashion" proponents say that is the idea: making stylish clothes whose environmentally sustainable origins aren't obvious or unflattering. "You're not sacrificing style and fashion," said Ali McCloud, owner of the Arcadia Boutique in Northern Liberties, which carries the dress Hudena modeled. "The days of thinking that eco-fashion is kind of crunchy and has to be a big, baggy brown shirt is a thing of the past.
June 17, 2008 |
Models danced down the runway, gave each other fist bumps, and hugged adoring fans. Hammy would never fly during Fashion Week, where only the clothes are the center of attention, but it was exactly what stylist Renee Reese ordered when she asked Philadelphia Eagles players to star in her "Rip the Runway: Philly Style" show. And ripped we saw. Reese, who is married to former Eagles linebacker Ike Reese, presented 20 minutes of chic contemporary fashions Saturday night at G Lounge.