Main Line Fashion Week took flight October 1st through the 4th at Immaculata University in Immaculata PA, benefiting Wings for Success, a local charity that provides work appropriate clothing and advice for women in need. The week’s festivities began with a Fashion Industry Professional Panel, Fashion Show and culminated with a Marketplace Event where attendees had the opportunity to shop for runway trends from the Main Line all in one place.
“This season we temporarily moved our venue to Immaculata University to support their fashion merchandising program and provide students who volunteered first hand experience.” explained MLFW founder, Patricia Maristch,”We also added an industry panel so others could learn from the experience and advice of local industry professionals. We are planning to add a bunch of mini events between the fall and spring fashion weeks with happy hours, trunk shows and even a digital look book so people can enjoy Main Line Fashion Week year round.”
The runway show showcased the style of Philadelphia’s western suburbs with local boutique’s and designer’s merchandise, including Nich Boutique, Posh Collections, Revivals Boutique, Chloe Johnston, Obvi, Ted Rossi, Main Line Parent Magazine, Styled Creative and Orgotton, whose founder is Miss A’s former Philadelphia Editor, Kristy Emery!
According to their website, Wings for Success strives to instill the confidence women in transition need in order to obtain and sustain employment. Whether through clothing appointments, life skills workshops, or personalized guidance from carefully selected and trained volunteers, Wings’ programs are designed to bolster self-esteem and teach a positive outlook, qualities that are critical for success in life.