Photo via Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.
The Philly Mag Fashion Project is in full swing but, I’m happy to say, we’re far from the only program supporting local fashion designers in town. The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City, now in its fourth year, provides six hand-picked designers-in-residence the tools and resources—from studio space to mentoring—to successfully launch their fashion careers.
I’ve toured the PFI studio space, and the pieces the designers turn out are nothing short of inspiring. Lucky for you, they’re opening the design vault for a pop-up shop in Manayunk. Head there to shop the handmade, hot-off-the-presses summer collections of the current class (designers are Rebecca Imperiano, Victoria Wright, Terese Brown, Gabrielle Mandel, Jovan O’Connor and Sherrill Mosee), along with former designers-in-residence Melissa Choi, Pia Panaligan, Annina King and Trisha Williams. (And if some of those names sound familiar, they should: Victoria Wright and Terese Brown were designers featured in last year’s PMFP, and Melissa Choi and Pia Panaligan are two of the designers in this year’s design contest!)
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Images via Instagram.
This might be the most variety we’ve ever crammed into an Instagram roundup, Shoppists. (It was a busy week in Insta-land.) We found everything from Snoop Dogg in a Phillies cardigan (bonus points to who can guess where) to a boutique on wheels to a sparkly rose gold, diamond-encrusted ring. If this doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, we’re not sure what will.
We weren’t kidding about Snoop Dogg—click here for the proof.
Another week, another group of the most stylish Instagrams in Philly. This week we saw everything from bananas on the runway to boho-cool beach inspiration (and it’s kind of amazing). We have a long weekend ahead of us, Shoppists—might as well have some eye-candy to peruse.
Click here for 10 stylish snaps.
Images via Instagram.
I find a lot of my inspiration and story ideas from Instagram, and much of it comes from the style set right here in Philly. Each week, I’ll be rounding up the best of my (local) Instagram feed: who wore what, who shopped where, who looked awesome. Here, the most clickable of the style set right now.
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Photo by Evan Schapiro.
Where She Lives: Rittenhouse Square
Day Job: Longtime Philadelphia fashion and special events coordinator.
Where We Found Her: Sipping a latte at La Colombe.
What She’s Wearing: Various pieces she’s collected over the years.
Click here for more photos and Julia’s take on online shopping.