Philly Fashion Week: The Menswear Shows

Happy Friday Friends - are we all recovering from our National Drink Wine Day hangovers from last evening? I can't say I drank much wine (shocking, I know) but I did however, have the pleasure of attending this:

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That's right. Philly Fashion Week is a thing. And it's sponsored by Geno's steaks. Yes, the cheesesteak place. Is there anything more Philly than that? Honestly, probably not. I was sitting front row (clock me in my glasses, clearly taking a selfie in the photo above) for the menswear shows - so I got an up close and personal look at all the designers (and models) had to offer.

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photo by Senia Lopez

photo by Senia Lopez

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The show started strong, with a showing by Aye Hommes menswear, accessorized with Philly's own D. Leak Bowties. What I particularly enjoyed about this collection was the consistency of the visuals from one model to the next. The black rabbit-ear domino masks were a nice wink and nod to something a bit naughty, which was well suited to their other accessories (D. Leak is famous for his all leather neckwear.)

I was also particularly fond of the second collection in the show, BWC Garments. Short for Built With Craft, BWC showcased a unique line of colorblocked sportswear in pieces that I could actually see myself wearing. I had my eye on one two-tone oxford shirt in particular. Duh.

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Having been my first experience with Philly Fashion Week, I have to say, I was impressed merely by sheer volume of participants alone. Throughout the evening, I saw 7 different collections from a variety of designers ranging from eveningwear to swimwear and everything in between.

Don't worry if you missed out - follow my story on Snapchat @mogblog to see the rest of last night's shows. See you there. x