Monday, October 15, 2007

Philadelphia is Fashion

Fashion shows and related events abound in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. Over the past few weeks we have been inundated with style, creativity and glamour. Two local designers very dear to us, Exodus and Letau Designs, had great showings. We would be remiss if we didn't mention one of Philly's oldest fashion events, Philadelphia Phashion Phest, who had their event in September as well.

Recent acquaintance and House of Talent PA CEO, Antoine Johnson, gave great face at his fashion show Glamarazzi where supermodel to be Staphanie Barnes (also of Apotheosis fame *smile*) lit up the runway. With sponsors Jack Kelmer and Pink Vodka, Glamarazzi rose 23 stories to debut its featured designer.

Not to be left out, Fat Boy Hype Entertainment gave us Philadelphia's first Fashion Weekend. Held at the City Hall courtyard, the show featured the largest collection of designers we've seen so far this season including Teranchula and James Nelson Couture. Aesthetics Magazine cover girl, Charisse, graced the runway with her signature poise.

With the increased nightlife, upscale retail, fashionable venues, influx of new residents and the number one housing boom in the country, Philadelphia is aligning itself to be what some have called the model city of the future.

Mangaliso Ture & Sekayi Khita Hetep
The Arts and Aesthetics Collective