• Wednesday , 21 February 2018

America’s Next Top Model Alum Cory Wade Presents Fashion Under The Shambles

Photos, story by Deja Cromartie

The Hats in Belfry Model shows the crowd how to fashionable in a hat.

The Hats in Belfry Model shows the crowd how to fashionable in a hat.

The title “Fashion Under The Shambles,” might lead one to believe that it was a disaster, but the fashion was nothing but the latest in cutting edge street style.

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This Hats in Belfry model shows up how to wear a hat in style.

America’s Next Top Model 2nd runner up, on the show’s first co-ed cycle, Cory Wade Hindorff served of the Master of Ceremonies for the 2nd annual event.The weather was slightly cool, but perfect for attendees to show off their fall style.The outdoor fashion show featured everything from clothing, accessories, and wigs from boutiques in the South Street District.

Hair 2 U Wig Bank Model shows us wigs can be just as fashionable as clothing.

Hair 2 U Wig Bank Model shows us wigs can be just as fashionable as clothing.

The mood was set with decorative lighting and upbeat sounds from DJ Static Reach. The night started with a cocktail hour sponsored by sponsors Bridget Foy’s, Bistro Romano, Cavanaugh’s Headhouse and His and Hers Restaurant.

Hair 2 U Wig Bank Model confidently shows off her blue hair.

The anticipation was building from the crowd as they anxiously waited for the show to start. The show was broken down into segments, based on each boutique that participated.

Oxymoron Models want you to focus on there clothes.

Oxymoron Models want you to focus on there clothes.

As the host Cory Wade announced each boutique’s segment, a model dressed in black held a card with each boutique’s logo.

Oxymoron model strutting down the runway.

Oxymoron model strutting down the runway.

Fur, leather, and suede were the trends that had a reoccurring theme for each segment of the show. Each boutique put their own twist on the classic trends for the Fall season. Also accessories and details in anything from accessories  to shoes were another element of style that was highlighted.

An Aids Philly Model is Serving The Crowds.

An Aids Philly Model is Serving The Crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The models selected for the show were supporters, staff, and friends of the boutique. The models represented a wide range of body types and heights, which sent the message that fashion is for all regardless of what one may look like physically.

A model wearing a perfect coat for the Fall season.

A model wearing a perfect coat for the Fall season.

There were some surprise elements added throughout the show such as models walking down the runway with large animals heads and  over the top colorful wigs.

The following boutiques participated:

Bella Boutique

Dudes Boutique

Crash Bang Boom

Eye’s Gallery

Follicle Studio

Ground Zero South

Hats in the Belfry

Hairs 2 U Wig Bank

Helena Lifestyle Boutique

McKinzie Chic

Modish Hair Salon

Nostalgia

Passional Boutique

Philly AIDS Thrift

Urban Princess Boutique

Oxymoron 

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Urban Princess Model posing at the end of the runway.

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Urban Princess Model smiling for the camera.

Fashion Under The Shambles has become a signature event for Philly Fashion, and showcases the best in fashion that the South Street District has to offer. According to Cory Wade’s Instagram account, the outdoor fashion show will return again in the Fall.

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