Well folks, the clock is ticking. In just three days, The Philadelphia Collection will officially wrap up its fourth year.
Fortunately, it’ll be going out with a bang (i.e four huge fashion shows). So if you haven’t gotten dolled up and spent an evening enjoying fall’s fashion offerings at least once this past week, what the frick are you waiting for?
Here are some of the grand finale events going on this week (Note: PW Style with be covering the events marked with “**”). Follow us on Twitter (@PWStyle) to get the lowdown on the remaining fashion happenings.
NINObrand & HyLo Boutique’s Shopping Soiree: For this special shopping experience, guests will have a chance to sample the newest pieces in NINObrand’s fall collection. Grab a cocktail, drape yourself in NINObrand’s chic creations and even enjoy a custom fitting by the creator/designer herself, Bela Shehu. 6-9pm. Free. HyLo Boutique, 333 S. 20th St.
Breeze Back Into Fall Fashion: Enjoy refreshments as you drool over the new fall fashions from Yoana Baraschi, Alice+Olivia, Tart, Weston Wear, Eva Franco and many more amazing designers. 5-7pm. Free. Kimberly Boutique, 123 S. 16th St.
**Phashion Phest: Attracting over a thousand guests each year, this premier fashion and beauty event features a cocktail reception, a high-energy fall fashion show and a showcasing of an array of local salons, accessory boutiques, upscale retailers and other related businesses. The fashions of local student designers will also be displayed throughout. The theme for this year’s event is “Fashion Follies.” 7pm. $25-$60. The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St.
**Model Citizens: Come and enjoy an evening of live music and drinks as Valanni showcases the fashions of several local designers and retailers during a free outdoor fashion show. The runway will extend out of the restaurant and onto Spruce Street. 10pm. Free. Valanni, 1229 Spruce St.
Fashion Up In Lights: Learn firsthand how clothes make a statement in every on both the big and small screen. A Hollywood costume designer will speak about the importance of fashion in film while designer Melody Thomas will be showing her latest collection. Michel Tcherevkoff, conceptual photographer and designer, will also showcase his new collection of shoes. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. 5-8pm. Free. M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel, 225 S. Eight St.
Hope Chest Center City Grand Opening: The Philly region’s premiere lingerie store is now opening a Center City boutique and all are welcome to come and help them celebrate. Owner Jen Rosen will have a carefully cultivated collection of fine lingerie, bras, sleepwear and shapewear for shoppers. Bring your old bras to donate to the non-profit org, Free The Girls with provides job opportunities to women rescued from sex trafficking. 6-9pm. Free. Hope Chest, 1937 Chestnut St.
SA VA Harvest Moon Fashion Show & Community Street Fair: See the SA VA Fall 2012 collection during an outdoor runway show stretching the entire 1700 block of Sansom Street. Meanwhile, several neighboring retailers and shops will participate in outdoor vending and entertainment with DJ and special guest speakers. Although the event is free and open to the public, VIP tickets are available and include all sorts of extra perks in addition to benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern PA. 6-8pm. $0-$40. SA VA, 1700 Sansom St.
**Macy’s Fashion Show: Join celebrity host Kara Laricks, season one winner of the NBC show Fashion Star, for a runway show debuting the 2013 collections of The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator’s designers-in-residence. Macy’s hottest fall style trends will also be showcased. After the show, guests can shop the featured looks and enjoy makeovers from Macy’s Center City beauty partners. 5:30pm. Free. Macy’s, 1300 Market St.
**The Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering: The annual celebration will feature a fashion show with the trendiest fall looks from Rittenhouse Row’s many amazing designer boutiques, modeled by some “familiar Rittenhouse faces.” Some of the neighborhood’s most talented bartenders will also go head to head in a cocktail competition. 7-9pm. $25. Comcast Center, 17th & JFK Blvd.