(July 31, 2013 PHILADELPHIA, PA) The Philadelphia Fashion Consortium will kick off the fourth annual 17…Days of Fashion on August 16, 2013 with an exclusive media reception at Jollies Live Restaurant and Bar (822 North Broad Street, Philadelphia). 17…Days of Fashion features several fashion events produced in 17 days by local designers and boutiques which will donate a portion of their proceeds to local charities such as Women Still Standing, Jaden’s Voice, Women Against Abuse Philadelphia, and Dress for Success. Celebrity guest, Ty Lepley of the hit OWN Network series The Haves and the Have Nots, will be in attendance walking the red carpet and discussing 17…Days of Fashion with members of the media. Lepley is a native of the Philadelphia area who now resides in Los Angeles. His new film, Baggage Claim, will be released September 27, 2013.
Other notable guests that will be in attendance are Mike Jerrick (Fox 29 News), Dezzie (Praise 103.9 On-Air Personality), Terri Matthews (CEO of Jaden’s Voice for Autism), Jamal Boyd (Fashion Stylist and Executive Director for Philadelphia Men’s Fashion Week), Sixx King (Director and Contributing Writer for Essence.com), Kharisma Mcilwaine (Actress and Community Ambassador), Envy McKee (Author and On-Air Contributor for Fox News), and Maxwell Brown (Philadelphia Community Partnership Liaison) among others.
17…Days of Fashion will be filled with several events. Particularly notable events include a fashion show and shopping night presented by Dress Barn and DiMe Universal, a Cigars & Stilettos Fashion Passion event, and a Celebrity Closet Exchange featuring local celebrities and boutiques for a pop-up shop.
About 17…Days of Fashion
17…Days of Fashion is an annual event presented by the Philadelphia Fashion Consortium (PFC). The annual event features fashion events produced in 17 days by local designers, boutiques, and industry professionals which benefit local nonprofits or philanthropic causes in the Philadelphia area. The events during 17…Days of Fashion, focuses on (a) Community, getting everyone involved; (b) Charity, giving back to the communities that supports these talented designers, and (c) Couture, which is all about being original, unique, and innovative. During 17…Days of Fashion, we focus on highlighting the Delaware Valley’s unique fashion sense and diverse style.