Community, Charity, Couture
17 . . . Days of Fashion
“It’s fashionable to be charitable in Philadelphia” – 17 . . . Days of Fashion motto
I’m just going to go ahead and say it.
17 . . . Days of Fashion is not to be missed. If you are, or want to be, a part of the Philadelphia Fashion and Style scene you need to be here. If you are a charitable and giving person you need to be here. If you are none of the above, you still need to be here. I’ll say it again. 17 . . . Days of Fashion is not to be missed. There. I said it.
What is 17. . . Days of Fashion?
17 . . . Days of Fashion is an event created by the founding members and organizers of The Philadelphia Fashion Consortium (PFC). The purpose of this annual event is to support and celebrate Philadelphia’s endless talent in the fashion industry. See? I told you all Philly is among the country’s most fashionable, talented and stylish cities! Additionally, 17 . . . Days of Fashion gives back to the communities and charities in the Delaware Valley (more on that in a minute). 17…Days of Fashion will promote over 21 fashion shows and events that take place over 17 days. Each of the shows are produced by local Philadelphia fashion designers, models, industry pioneers, trendsetters, rising and aspiring newcomers, and industry stakeholders in the Delaware Valley.
What makes 17 . . . Days of Fashion Unique?
There is the obvious fact that 17 . . . Days of Fashion takes place over 17 days and manages to hold 21 events. That’s more than two weeks of unique fashion events including fashion shows, cocktail parties, meetups, shopping events and industry forums and symposiums! You get all the best aspects of Fashion Week, industry conferences and the social scene all rolled into one!
Beyond that, it is the official kick-off of fashion season in Philadelphia. With events for the Philadelphia Collection, FBH Philly Fashion Week, Philadelphia Full Figured Fashion Week (presented by Curvation Nation the Movement), etc. right around the corner, 17 . . . Days of Fashion will get Philadelphians off to a strong and stylish start for fashion season.
However, one the most unique, and important, aspects of 17 . . . Days of Fashion is the charitable component. Each event benefits of partner charity or organization. You read that right. 17 . . . Days of Fashion is not just about mixing and mingling with the Delaware Valley’s hottest designers, models, stylists and fashionistas. It’s about supporting the local community in which we all live. 17 . . . Days of Fashion always supports The Career Wardrobe (one of my personal faves) as its chosen charity and each event producer also supports and organization or charity of their choosing. 17 . . . Days of Fashion is truly where charity meets community meets couture.
When and Where is 17 . . . Days of Fashion?
Go ahead and mark your calendars. The events of 17 . . . Days of Fashion will be held from August 17, 2012 through September 2, 2012. Each event is held at a different location throughout the historic city of Philadelphia. As the events continued to be finalized by their curators and producers, Your Chic is Showing will keep you updated on all of the events of 17 . . . Days of Fashion. Listed below are just some of the events that you have to look forward to:
Saturday August 18, 2012 I Brunch and Brims Fashion Show: A Vintage Fashion Extravaganza I Smooches Full Figured Modeling Troupe Competition
Sunday August 19, 2012 I Lights, Camera, Action: Fashion and Talent Show
Sunday August 26, 2012 I Runway Remix: Where Fashion and Music Collide I Young, Hip and Chic Fashionista Meetup
Friday August 31, 2012 I Button Up the Fashion Cocktail Social
Saturday September 1, 2012 I Philly Live
Want to learn more about 17 . . . Days of Fashion?
To learn more about 17 . . . Days of Fashion you can:
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And now, some great news for our readers!
Your Chic is Showing is an official media partner for 2012’s 17 . . . Days of Fashion! What does that mean for our readers? It means that Your Chic is Showing will have ALL of the inside, behind-the-scenes scoop from the events’ producers, curators and designers. We’ll also have access to the latest news and happenings for 17 . . . Days of Fashion – so you guys will be the first to know! Readers can look forward to exclusive interviews and information from those most closely involved with the events, including celebrity fashion stylist Anthony Henderson.
Your Chic is Showing is thrilled (\o/ \o/ \o/ \o/) about working with 17 . . . Days of Fashion and can’t wait to share all the latest and greatest information with Your Chic is Showing’s family.
Philly fashion elite, mark your calendars and save the dates because starting August 17, there will be 17 . . . Days of Fashion you won’t want to miss!