Philly Fashion Week: Women’s RTW
Guess who I met last night!? The one and only Fern Mallis - creator of what is now known as New York Fashion Week. Oh yea... no big deal...just my regular Thursday night in Philly. [caption id="attachment_753" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Me and Fern Mallis at Philly Fashion week 2015[/caption] Let's get down to business. A few things really grabbed my attention at this season's Women's RTW show at Philly Fashion Week and I decided that the best way to acknowledge all of them was to dole out awards. My very own #PhillyFashionAwards. Check out the winners below! 1. Versatility: When you go to a fashion show you truly expect to have the clothing be the star of the show, but last night I was seriously enamored by the grace of one model in particular. It truly didn't matter who she walked for or what she wore - that girl WORE those clothes! For "Best Model" and "Most likely to have been a chameleon in a former life" my #PhillyFashionAward goes to you, lady friend! Werk! [gallery size="large" columns="4" ids="755,751,752,766"] 2. Collection Cohesion/ Cohesiveness: This is a must in my book when it comes to putting a collection together. Cohesion doesn't require matchy- matchiness, it does however require a thin thread that thematically connects the pieces in your collection. For "best cohesiveness in a collection" my #PhillyFashionAward goes to Mr. Greg Gaten Taylor. The transition between edgier street wear and elegant evening wear was seamless. I especially enjoyed your use of placed prints and texture. 3. Stand out pieces/ Avant Garde Flare: Without question this award goes to Ian Alexander. In what was starting to feel like a rather safe show (as a collective), Ian really pushed the boundaries with his collection. There was an obvious androgyny to his collection that was thoughtfully crafted and styled to create artistically wearable looks for both sexes. Congratulation to you, sir, for the winning the #PhillyFashionAward for "Most standout pieces within a collection" [gallery size="large" ids="757,759,758"] 4. Wearability/Salability: Now this was a tough call because as a whole there were two collections that I would consider incredibly salable, but the collection that won this award was not only salable, but had me ready to pull out my credit card and forget all about my bills for the next year! For that I must salute Datari Austin for winning the #PhillyFashionAward for "most salable collection"! Your ability to excuentute the beauty of woman's body through the use of draping and illusion is stellar! Well done, sir, well done! I would welcome every single piece of your collection into my closet. [gallery size="large" ids="762,761,760,763,764,765"] Congrats to all of the designers that showed their collections last night! I'm about to get ready for the couture show now. Can't wait to see all of the fabulousness that you guys have to serve up!!