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FGI Red Carpet Runway Event Philadelphia

20 April 2010 4 Comments

-Video of event UPDATES ON YOUTUBE!!!


-April 19th in Chestnut the Fashion Group International presented a beautiful fashion designer competition at  The Chestnut Club in center city Philadelphia. The event was hosted by Emmy award winning host and producer Linda Swain. The fashion show competition was fantastic, I was extremely impressed by the attention to detail and practical retail possibilities for the designs. While other designs were quite over the top the were was a good balance between classic and innovative styles.  Two main points to take away from the Q & A after the show was (1) to represent yourself with consistent branding so that your image becomes easier to identify (2) make your designs consumer friendly so that a large consumer will be attracted to your clothing.

-All my pictures/videos will be posted on Fame Appeal’s Facebook and You Tube page later this week. Remember to subscribe to the blog so you get the updates

Kathleen Raub, Adrianna Papell design director Cliff Boone, and Me!

Fashion design students representing six Design Schools, Albright College, Drexel University,  Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia University, The Art Institute of Philadelphia and The University of Delaware, compete before a panel of judges from all facets of the design/fashion world, showing their latest and very cutting-edge creations. Winners of the competition, one from each of the six schools, will be awarded a $1,000.00 Scholarship from the Fashion Group® of Philadelphia Educational Foundation, Inc.

The panel of judges, Cliff Boone, Design Director-Evening for Adrianna Papell, New York City, Nicole A. Cashman, President and CEO of Cashman & Associates, Sarah Schaffer, Editor in Chief of Philadelphia Style and Capitol File Magazines, Joan Shepp, President of her namesake Walnut Street store, Joan Shepp/Suelle Corporation, Sarah Van Aken, CEO and Designer of S.V.A. Holdings Corporation, and Susanna P. Whitehill, Member of the F.G.I. Board of Directors and Owner of Susanna’s Selections for Jewelry, Handbags and Accessories,

  • Following the competition there was a discussion answering question on how to break it into the Fashion industry. I recorded quite a bit of it and plan to put it on You Tube later this week.
    List of Designers are as follows:
    Albright College: Rachel Garran, Brittany Herbert, Andre Jackson
    The Art Institute of Philadelphia: Donte Livingston, Carolina Perez, Keith Wiggns
    University of Delaware: Lisette Folkes, Kesley Williams, Jacqueline Zaddarano
    Drexel University: Claire Housh, Anthony P. Noce III, Margot Snyder
    Moore College of Art & Design: Neel El Sherif, Alana Oates, Dominique Streater
    Philadelphia University: Bianca DePetro, Jilian Garvey, Rachel Wending
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  • runwayink said:

    very good post! I love the pictures. Cant wait to have you at my next show

  • Eileen said:

    Love the gown featured! Romantic.. soft. Beatiful for spring and summer. Looks like a great event to attend.

  • Claire Housh said:

    the second pic is of my gown, so flattered that you posted it! 🙂

  • Kirsten said:

    Love the gown in the 2nd photo!