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FBH – Philadelphia Fashion Week Fall 2010

11 August 2010 No Comment

Jumping out of a taxi, I see one model after another walking towards a tall unnamed brick building.  Am I in the right spot, little did I know that in this weathered commercial space, serious professional activities were taking place.  I interviewed two budding entrepreneurs in their 20’s who dream of taking their unique take on fashion to the runways across the world. Kevin Parker (co-founder of FBH) and Sherwin Raven (publicist) candidly talked to me about FBH modeling agency and their presentation of Philly Fashion Week Fall 2010.

What is Philadelphia Fashion Week?

Well its 6 days of high fashion experience, innovative new styles, featuring quality couture garments, interactive seminars and entertainment. It is a place where designers, make-up artists, purchasers and business people from all over can network and experience Philadelphia fashion.
(Take a look at the Event Schedule . You Can Purchase Tickets here)

Why do you keep on saying that this is an “experience”?

Well, not only are we offering amazing fashion shows, an addition we are holding an interactive fashion forum for models, stylists, designers, and make-up artists. Featuring, Debra Ginyard, Wendy William’s make-up artist Merrel Hollis, fashione editor Darryl Brown,  just to name a few. Plus, we have Banana Republic store and Kenneth Cole store hosting two days of our fashion shows.

What made the FBH Agency start Philadelphia Fashion Week?

The Fashion week started in 2007, we were inspired from neighboring cities, wanted a more diverse and hands on fashion week. With the constant fashion buzz in Philadelphia and the city’s own unique sense of style we know that like NYC/LA, Philadelphia too, is a big city that deserves a fashion week. For the past 3 years our following has grown like crazy, we always have our inboxes and phones ringing off the hook.

What type of clothing shall we expect?

From off the rack casual wear to high end couture clothing. Something always different, and also things you could wear for a business dinner. Some of the designers are Philadelphia natives like Laquan Smith who has worked with Rihanna and Tyra Banks and Mike Sam for English Clientele who has dressed Eva Longoria and Paris Hilton. B-Vain couture will be returning, and was actually asked to do the wardrobe for a feature film.

What do you see occurring after this show?

Well we see more Philadelphia designers being inspired to present their designs next year. We are bursting with new models, and will be releasing a magazine soon. But most of all we want FBH to be the force behind Philadelphia as a fashion hub of America, and designers and models to know they have a home here.

What is your message to people who are ambivalent about coming?

We believe that entertainment and fashion go hand in hand, therefore we make sure that all our events are an interactive experience. You will meet buyers from stores, film industry workers, photographers, all the way to young models and make up artists. Be prepared for a good conversation, let yourself go and meet new people. We suggest to not get too overwhelmed so that you remember that this could also help you network and start new business relationships.

To contact FBH click here

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