Phashion. Phreedom. Philly.
Philadelphia is bursting with events this fall! You may have heard about the recent Pope visit; well, now it's time to put away our halos, don the latest fashions, and hit the streets in celebration of diversity!
Normally, the city of Philadelphia rolls out its fashion week right after New York Fashion Week in early September. This year, however, the papal visit pulled the reins on most events, so the Philadelphia Collection was rescheduled for this first week of October, coinciding with OutFest.
The Philadelphia Collection is a fashion party that extends over the course of one week, with 75 events, including trunk shows, runway events, fashionable fêtes, and think tanks. For the second time, Uomo Moderno magazine's Fashion Show from Italy has been declared a Marquee Event by the Philadelphia Collection and the Office of the City of Philadelphia.
On Friday, October 9th, Uomo Moderno presented five designer collections from Italy at Voyeur Nightclub, featuring a Fashion Vignette and music performances by City of Pastele. The fashion show was also a charity event and fundraiser to benefit the Mazzoni Center's Adolescent Drop-in program, which provides free care and services to youth ages 14-24.
What a nice apperativo to an exciting weekend! Now in its 25th year, OutFest is the largest National Coming Out Day, consisting of a 10-block party with activities all throughout the day and into the night! Who knew so much was taking place in the birthplace of this nation?!
Philadelphia - the home to phashion and phreedom.