Kayla Donovan’s gown, made in collaboration with textile design student Jennifer Biggs, wins “best of show.”
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1200 sexy Lucite chairs later, we can say the Philadelphia University Fashion Show just gets better and better! Yet another very sleek, very BIGTIME fabulous, fashion event in the City of Brotherly Love to rival all others in the Big Apple and beyond! Creativity lives in our youth and Evantine Design couldn’t be more thrilled to set the stage, literally, for their talent to shine!
Produced by fashion design, merchandising and management students, the Philadelphia University Fashion Show is a spectacular showcase of student work. Held this past Thursday at one of Philadelphia’s uniquest post-industrial event spaces, Moulin at Sherman Mills, and hosted by Carson Kressley, a member of Philadelphia University’s board of trustees and honorary chair of the event, the Fashion Show boasted a combined audience of more than 1,200 industry representatives, alumni and friends. This year, senior fashion design students collaborated with textile design students to create custom print, woven and knit fabrics made in the school’s state-of-the-art textile studios. About half of the night’s 250 looks incorporated these one-of-a-kind fabrics.
We congratulate the winners and applaud their creativity! We also thank our event partners Eventions Productions, Brulee Catering and Moulin at Sherman Mills for all their hard work in making this event come to life! Here’s a look behind the scenes at how over several days we transformed an empty loft space into one sophisticated runway setting!
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia University
Moulin at Sherman Mills: The empty loft space at the start of the event installation.
Working on the inside and the outside! Windows were skinned with fashion photos and event signage.
Staging begins, and continues for days.
Custom staging and catwalk design to create a serviceable-yet-chic backdrop for the fashions.
Logo and branding to own the event for Philadelphia University.
1200 Lucite chairs make a huge, if tedious, statement. Each chair was placed with precision and cleaned to shine!
Lighting and audio/visual checks and triple checks.
Image timing and lighting adjustments to highlight the action on the stage.
The beauty of perfectly placed chairs.
View from the catwalk itself.
VIP guests and attendees were seated in Premium sections.
TV Host Carson Kressley greets the guests.
Sound, video, live feed and calling the show!
Models lined up and ready for the runway.
Beautiful red gowns take their turn on the catwalk.
Live feed of the show, one designer at a time.
The Grand Finale!
Congratulating the designers and awarding the winners.
Nicole Murphy wins the Carson Kressley award for “most ready for retail” collection.
For the reception, we worked with Brulee Catering at Moulin to style up food stations and cocktail bars.
Fashion Frames were placed throughout the cocktail space.
All photos courtesy of Evantine Design with the exception of those images specifically noted, which are presented courtesy of Philadelphia University.