Philly Fashion Week: Designers to watch

Time to step up your style game. Philly Fashion Week is underway, with local and visiting designers showing off their game-changing looks.

We have our eye on Dominique “Dom” Streater (pictured at left), the West Philly native and Moore College graduate who won the latest season of “Project Runway.”

Streater is debuting her Prima collection Friday, Feb. 21, in Philly Fashion Week’s ready-to-wear runway show, at the Crane Arts Building (1400 N. American St.).

Here are four other brands to keep an eye on:

Clarenz Couture

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While Dom Streater focuses on versatile looks for women, Clarence Clottey has got the men covered with precisely tailored suits designed to make the wearer “feel two inches taller and seven pounds lighter.”

Bishme Cromartie

bishme cromartie

This designer’s creations are for the fashion forward. Cromartie, who’s been a favorite of Philly Fashion Week since 2008, uses bold colors and eclectic designs to capture attention.

Autumn Lin
autumn lin
Prefer a more feminine look? Lin designs soft, flowing garments — but with an edge. She’s a Philadelphia Fashion Incubator-Macy’s graduate and appeared on Bravo’s “Styled To Rock” by Rihanna.

AnaBella Don
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Don is an up-and-coming designer who transforms various textures of leather to create sleek black-and-white looks.

Front row at the shows
Buy tickets for the Friday runway show, featuring Dom Streater and other designers, at PhillyFashionWeek.org. Also on deck: Saturday’s International Modesty Runway Show — a women-only event by the Muslimah Convention highlighting more demure designs — and the Haute Couture Runway Show, both also at Crane Arts.



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