Style. The fifth annual style showcase in back and we've got the scoop on what to check out.
After months of beach bumming and flip-flopping, there’s something exciting about cozying up, layering on, and, well, trying again.
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Even so, we appreciate the extra nudge from The Philadelphia Collection. Now in its fifth year, the city’s annual style showcase features everything from runway shows to pop-up shops, from national retailers to indie boutiques. Here’s what we’re definitely trying on this year.
Uomo Moderno fashion show
Friday, 7 p.m., 1023 Clinton St.
Adding a little international perspective, lifestyle quarterly Uomo Moderno is behind this showcase of Italian labels. Fresh off a trip from New York Fashion Week, publisher Francesco Di Maio will be wearing one of the evening’s featured designers, Nico Didonna. On the lineup: “A grey wool knee-length coat with huge lapels and matching slim-legged pants, as well as a brown jersey top that drapes down to three buttons on the side,” he tells us. “Trendy, fashionable, masculine and warm!”
Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl
Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Ever notice how much more shopping you can get accomplished when cocktails are involved? Featuring Rittenhouse retailers and restaurants including Nicole Miller, Joan Shepp, Duke & Winston, Sbraga, Rouge and more, this out-and-about evening includes in-store specials and cocktail competitions. For a wristband ($25), visit www.rittenhouserow.org.
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Shopping Soiree
Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Comcast Center
Local up-and-comers from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator – a joint effort between the city and Macy’s to support emerging talent — are showcasing fall looks at this one-day-only sale.
Fashion Under the Shambles
Sept. 23, 6 p.m.
On any given night, South Street is an all-out runway with world-class people-watching cred. Next week, this event showcasing Headhouse District salons and boutiques makes it a bit more official with fancy drinks and tiny foods. For tickets ($25), visit www.southstreet.com.