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Fashion Week Returns: Your Guide To The 2013 Philadelphia Collection

September 17, 2013 7:00 AM

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(credit: Jim Cottingham)

(credit: Jim Cottingham)

Calling all fashionistas! This fall, the Philadelphia Collection again puts the city’s vibrant fashion scene in the spotlight with a week of runway shows, designer showcases and style events. – Chelsea Karnash

What: The fashion-centric event includes seven days of fashion shows, style and beauty events, and preview and trunk shows taking place this fall in the City of Brotherly Love. Now in its fourth year, the Collection strives to put Philly on the map as a fashion powerhouse.

When: The Philadelphia Collection runs Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Where: Events take place at local stores, salons, boutiques and event venues throughout the city.

The Schedule: With tons and tons of events, fashion fiends have their pick of things to do this September. For the sake of keeping this guide short and sweet, here are our favs.

WEDNESDAY, 9/18

FBH Philly Fashion Week: Fashion and Style Event/LUX Accessories Pop-Up
Tommi Studios
718 Chestnut St
7 p.m., FREE (Guests must RSVP through the FBH Philly Fashion Week website)

Take to the red carpet at this kickoff event, which features hair and makeup demos, a photo shoot, complimentary refreshments and numerous accessories showcases. In need of a little relaxation? There will be free 5 minute massages too!

THURSDAY, 9/19

Macy’s Fall Fashion Show
Macy’s Center City
1300 Market St
5:30 p.m., FREE

Macy’s presents its five essentials for fall, as well as a sneak peek of the Spring 2014 Philadelphia Fashion Incubator collections from the designers in residence. An on-site DJ and sweet treats offer added incentive to check the event out.

Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl

Starts at Sephora
1714 Chestnut St
6 – 8 p.m.; $30 day of, $25 in advance

Fashion and mixology combine for a stylish pub crawl throughout the Rittenhouse neighborhood. Pick up your wristbands at Sephora (starting at 6 p.m.), then make your way from store to store for showcases, special deals and of course, killer cocktails.

FRIDAY, 9/20

FBH Philly Fashion Week’s Ready to Wear Runway Show
Crane Arts Building
1400 North American St
7 p.m., buy tickets at the FBH website

FBH Philly Fashion Week’s debut runway show in this year’s Philadelphia Collection includes 10 national and international designers showcasing ready to wear items.

SATURDAY, 9/21

FBH Philly Fashion Week Haute Couture Runway Show
Crane Arts Building
1400 N American St
7 p.m., buy tickets at the FBH website

Head to the Crane Arts Building for this year’s FBH Haute Couture runway show, which is followed by an after party at SugarHouse Casino.

MONDAY, 9/23

XIX Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia
Nicole Miller Philadelphia
200 S Broad St
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The city’s most fashionable women will converge for an evening of fun, fashion and philanthropy. Just FYI, this event is by invitation only.

TUESDAY, 9/24

Meet the Faces of New Philly Fashion
US*U.S.
323 Arch St
6 p.m.

Meet Philly’s hottest new designers while you sip cocktails and browse their locally-made collections inside Philly’s first co-op boutique.

WEDNESDAY, 9/25

19th Annual Phashion Phest
The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.; $50 in advance, $60 at the door

Celebrate 20 years of Phashion Phest with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a high-energy fashion show featuring the latest trends inside The Shops at Liberty Place.

NEW THIS YEAR…

“Styled at The Oval, The New Shape of Fashion”
Eakins Oval
2601 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Sept. 19 – 22

Thought you’d seen the last of this summer’s awesome pop-up? Wrong! The Oval returns for a style-themed weekend in conjunction with the Philadelphia Collection that includes fashion shows, food trucks, screenings of fashion-related movies, a wine garden, live entertainment and more.

For more on the Philadelphia Collection, visit: www.philadelphiacollection.org

For more on FBH Philadelphia Fashion Week, visit: www.phillyfashionweek.org

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