On Saturday, March 30th, Dzine2Show kicked off Penn’s Fashion Week with an incredible fashion show. Bodek Hall was transformed into a dollhouse, complete with ribbon-adorned and bow-adorned columns and pink decorations. The runway cruised the middle of the lounge for the models to showcase some of this season’s hottest clothes and trends. The show featured clothing from local Philly boutiques like Bonded, Nitwit, Aoki, and Piper as well as from chain stores like Club Monaco and even from the online fashion website, Rent the Runway. The show, however, opened with some of Penn’s students’ original designs. Seeing their work really served as inspiration to me and made me want to pick up sewing again. The pieces were so intricate and beautiful; it amazed me that they were not pro-apparel. To me, it’s mind-boggling to think that that the Penn community would be completely unaware of this talent that so many Penn students possess were it not for this show! The amount of talent here never ceases to impress me. The fashion show ended with a finale of all the models who threw out free Rent the Runway giveaway bracelets. But that wasn’t all! Fashion show attendees also received a free goodie bag in the form of a Penn Fashion Week 2013 tote filled with free swag from different companies. Amongst the goodies are a Fab.com gift card, Rent the Runway nail file, Rent the Runway gift coupons, and more!
So make sure to come out to Penn Fashion Week. There are so many incredible events lined up this week. This year, fashion week particularly tries to interact with fashion from a different perspective. For example, on Wednesday, April 3rd there is an event called “Luxury Cars & Fashion” as well as at 5pm in JMHH 245 an event called “Sports in Fashion.” Plus, free giveaways and prizes for some of the first attendees- a win/win!
Even more exciting, on Thursday April 4 at 4:30pm Aslaug Magnusdottir, the CEO of Moda Operandi and keynote speaker of fashion week, will be presenting in JMHH 345. Dubbed “the fairy godmother of fashion” by Vogue, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Make sure to ‘like’ Penn Fashion Week on Facebook to get all updates as well as visit the website to watch the promo video and receive more information!
Nearly 2 months ago, I had my first New York Fashion Week experience, and I was blown away. Now, I am beyond excited for my first Penn Fashion Week experience. Moments like these often cause me to sit back and think, wow…I really do LOVE Penn.