Philly to Host City-Wide, Week-Long Fashion Event

Philadelphia–From September 12 to 24, get ready to shop and celebrate fashion in the City of Brotherly Love as Philly hosts its second annual Philadelphia Collection–a series of independently produced fashion and style events.

The event overlaps with against Philly Fashion Week, which is September 20 to 24.

“Last year’s inaugural Philadelphia Collection achieved astonishing results. Not only did it help drive business to the city’s retailers and designers, but it turned a spotlight on our style community and significantly strengthened Philadelphia’s presence on the map of having a healthy and robust retail and design industry,” said Melanie Johnson, Office of the City Representative. “It was a no-brainer to bring the Collection back this fall.”

Philadelphia Collection 2011′s lineup offers more than 75 fashion-related events, including a series of fashion-themed panel discussions featuring experts from across the country. Behind The Brand: Entrepreneurial Fashion will feature Marc Worth, ceo, Stylus Network; Rachel Leigh, owner, Rachel Leigh Jewelry; Neil Blumenthal, owner, Warby Parker; Craig Von Schroeder, owner, Commonwealth Proper; and Mary Dougherty, owner, Nicole Miller Philadelphia Franchise. Other panels include Basics of Fashion Blogging, The Ethical Fashion Movement, Fashion Journalism and Public Relations, and Managing Your Brand: The Business of Fashion.

Other events include fashion shows, street fairs, accessories showcases, beauty consultations and more.

For a full list of events, click here

The event is run by the Office of the City Representative, Center City District and The Philadelphia Retail Marketing Alliance.

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