After my New York Fashion Week struggle, I thought I was cursed from the fashion world. Fortunately, Philly Fashion Week by FBH was an opportunity to redeem myself. The event was divided into two main days, Ready to Wear fashion on Friday, February 24th, and Couture on Saturday, February 25th.
In the past, I’ve attended the Philly Fashion Week events, and I felt it could have been organized much better. However, the show went very smoothly this year for me. The organizers let the press in promptly, but attendees were forced to wait in a hot waiting room for about 45 minutes before the doors to the runway room opened. The organizers need to specify that doors open at 7, but the show doesn’t start until 8-8:15. In New York Fashion Week, if the show says it starts at 6 p.m., and it starts at 6 p.m. sharp.
Once the show started, it was apparent that Philadelphia is home to a wide array of fashion opinions. There were lines that appealed to an urban audience, like Street Mode, and others, like Banana Republic’s “A Weekend at the Hamptons” that appealed to clean cut, preppy fashionistas.
The organizers tweeted each designer that walked down the runway for the “Ready to Wear” show, so it was easy to figure out who was on the runway. Unfortunately, they didn’t do the same on the couture day, so if any designers names are butchered, I apologize. Click the jump for the highs and lows of the show!