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4 Buzzy Philadelphia Style Arrivals to Be on Top of Right Now

New Online Boutique: The Vault by Volpe Beringer The Project Runway alum’s online store sells designer items customized for people with disabilities. Philly Mag: Tell […]

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Fashion Designer Si Fan Zhao on Making Clothing That’s Both Trendy and Timeless

What I make: I use environmentally friendly fabrics to create women’s-wear pieces that are both trendy and evergreen, from buttery-soft knit sweaters to denim jackets […]

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Why Low-Rise Jeans Should Definitely Be Left in the ’90s

In the fall of 1998, the search engine Google had launched, Viagra was approved, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal wasn’t letting up, sleazy tabloids were seeing record […]

Be Well Philly

This NYC Nonprofit Focused on Reducing Textile Waste Just Expanded to Philly

Every year, millions of tons of textiles are wasted during the fashion industry’s design and production processes. Typically, that excess, unused material ends up in […]

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Project Runway’s Prajjé Oscar Jean-Baptiste on Growing Up in Haiti and His Namesake Fashion Line

What I make: “Women’s wear with couture details in a ready-to-wear way.” My childhood: “Growing up in Haiti when the government was overthrown for the […]

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Don’t Look Now, but the Mullet, History’s Most Maligned Hairstyle, Is Back

A few months ago, Chelsey Crawford, a 26-year-old buyer at Urban Outfitters, walked into Washington Square’s American Mortals salon and asked for a mullet. And […]

Bungee Oblečení
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Darrell Alston on His Luxury Sneaker and Apparel Brand, Bungee Oblečení

What I make: “High-end sneakers and apparel.” Before becoming a designer: “I was a teenage rap artist. My manager told me that your clothes should […]

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In Defense of the Ugly But Glorious Mom Swimsuit

One day in early May, exactly 22 days before the local community pool opened, my phone buzzed. It was a half-panicky text from my friend […]

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Spending a Year Getting Dressed for No One Taught Me How to Really Dress for Myself

If you’d asked me a few years ago who I got ready for each morning, I would have quickly — perhaps even defiantly — answered: […]

wearable art
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Philly Designers Are Leading the Wearable Art Trend That’s All Over Fashion Right Now

Fashion right now is fully embracing the DIY aesthetic, and Philly just might be ground zero for the movement. With a roster of exciting design […]

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The Enduring Appeal of Uggs

Crocs, mom jeans, windbreakers, sandals with socks: If you keep up with trends, you know it’s cool to be uncool these days. I’ve long held […]

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Meet the Siblings Behind Lobo Mau, the Philly Apparel Line Mixing High Comfort and Bold Fashion

Nicole and Jordan Haddad — sibling owners of local apparel line Lobo Mau — chat sustainability, growth, and running a store during a pandemic. How […]

quarantine style
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What 14 Creative Philadelphians Wore During Quarantine

How does Philly’s creative class hole up? With swagger, obviously. We asked artists, restaurant owners, stylists and more to document their quarantine style through self-portraits. […]

City Life

After Coronavirus, Will We Ever Go Back to Wearing “Work Clothes”?

I’ve always had a thing for uniforms. I liked the way they staked out identities even way back in middle school: I’m on the field […]

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All the ’70s Fashion Inspiration You Need for Spring

First, it made a comeback in our restaurants (see: Bud & Marilyn’s, Irwin’s, Louie Louie). Now it’s making a comeback in our closets. The laid-back […]