Last night, we celebrated 10 years of fashion at the wonderful Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Center City Philadelphia for the Men’s Luxe Runway presentation of Philadelphia Fashion Week. As the doors opened, press conducted interviews and mini photoshoots while photographers made their way to secure a spot at the end of the runway; attendees socialized as they waited. Once hugs were given and pictures were snapped, everyone made their way to their seats as the presentation began. Front-row guests included Natalie Didonato of ‘Mob Wives,’ celebrity stylist Anthony Henderson, Geno Vento of Geno’s Steak, and Angela Edmunds of Showroom 77.

The very first model to hit the runway appeared with nothing but face paint, a bow-tie and a Zulu warrior skirt. At first I was a bit confused until I realized that they were sporting D. Leaks African print bow-ties which then made complete sense. The show carried on with two more ensembles from designers Ian Alexander and Metro Man. Ian Alexander brought edge to the catwalk with rich prints and texturized fabrics, while Metro Man gave off a sexier yet laid back vibe. As the night progressed, we saw collections from Modish, Closet by Christobal, Andrew Nowell and Nativ NY.

The Men’s Luxe runway show had something for everyone; from the stylish business man to the guy who prefers a more casual but chic look. My favorite collections of the night, hands down, were Burning Guitars and Thomas LaVone! Both brands featured vibrant colors, sophistication and unique patterns. One of the most pleasant surprises of the night was seeing Golden State Warrior’s Center Jason Thompson strut down the runway with so much attitude and a very commanding stage presence. Needless to say, Day 3 of Philadelphia Fashion Week was a success. I am very much so looking forward to the Ready-to-Wear runway show tonight, September 3, at the Crane Arts Building in Northern Liberities.

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