New York, Milan and Paris have long been synonymous with haute couture and high-end designer fashion shows, but Philadelphia boasts its own unique fashion scene as well. Since 2013, more than 43 national retailers, independent boutiques and creative talents have opened or expanded into the city.
This fall, some of Philadelphia's most popular independent and national retailers are slated to host design collaborations, fashion shows and appearances to celebrate style in the City of Brotherly Love.
“We are thrilled to spotlight Philadelphia’s thriving retail landscape and are especially excited for the upcoming roster of fashion events happening over the next few months,” says Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Center City District and co-chair of The Philadelphia Retail Marketing Alliance.
Read on for more information about Philly's fashion events this fall, then mark your calendars and get ready to step out in style.
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Boyd’s Philadelphia, one of the city’s top destinations for designer merchandise, has a jam-packed lineup of in-store events planned for fall including the Fall Men’s Made-to-Measure Event featuring Brioni, Canali, Isaia and Hickey Freeman on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17; and the Loro Piana Men’s Fall Trunk Show on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.
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Celebrate Israeli fashion and meet one of Israel's best designers at Millesime & Ligne Roset's new showroom in Old City. The east-meets-west collaboration highlights Israeli & local art and design with a special fashion show by Kedem Sasson, one of Israel's top fashion designers.
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Philadelphia's annual Fashion Week kicks off with the official opening event at a brand new venue, Chic: The Pool Party at Monarch Philly. Designers featured in the show include Philadelphia fashion designer Mah-Jing Wong, who will appear in the upcoming season of Project Runway; Thomas Lavone; and Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers-in-Residence.
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During fashion week, head to Macy’s for a fabulous runway fashion presentation featuring the latest fall looks from popular designers. Plus, catch a sneak peak of the spring collections from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers-in-Residence, as well as some celebrity designers from Philadelphia Fashion Week. After the show, guests can meet the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers-in-Residence and shop their collections.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Now in its 23rd year, in 2016 Phashion Phest takes over One Liberty Observation Deck, which towers over Philadelphia and offers sweeping views of the city and beyond. The evening will feature a fashion show of the latest fall trends, student designer displays and a silent auction. Guest can also attend a lavish cocktail reception featuring a top-shelf open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres.
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Say goodbye to summer in style with Maark Concept’s end of season Designer Sample Sale. The store will be filled with deals from some of the best independent designers in the business.
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The 3rd Annual Zarwim Baum Fashion Touchdown, will feature a runway show and VIP cocktail reception highlighting Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Robbini Bespoke and ToBox Shoes. Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia anchors Alex Holley and Mike Jerrick will host the vent, with entertainment provided by DJ Eddie Tulley. This special event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. Tickets range from $75 to $175.