Monday, October 12, 2009

Philadelphia Fashion Week (PHLFSHNWK) Day Three

Art Institute Student Designer

Here it is, one Last set of photos and recap from the amazing Philadelphia Fashion Week 2009!

The show seriously rocked

There was so much going on so I am going to keep this post picture-heavy and kinda skimp on the recap a bit. I will say that this entire event from start to finish was a true honor to be a part of. The people I met, the performances, runway, buzz, overall feeling in the room, networking, and excitement through out the entire event was just perfect. It was a pleasure shooting every single look of every single designer through the event and I look forward to working with as many of them as possible in the near future as well.

If you are a designer that showed your collection at the event (or a Model from Wilhelmina) feel free to grab the photos I've got up on Flickr and post them anywhere you'd like to promote yourself. All I ask is that you do not crop, edit or alter the photos in any way. I have high resolution photos available for anyone who who is interested as well Email me for details

Also feel free to repost these blogs, and hire me for your next look book, campaign, portfolio development or runway show !

Now onto the Philadelphia Fashion Week photos!

Strange Fruit

Marina Makaron Moscow





Sa Va


Parke & Ronen

Melani Von Alexandria


I'd like to personally thank the organizers, designers, models, makeup artists, hair stylists, other photographers, Wilhelmina, New York Camera video, and everyone that put this show together, it was such a great and rewarding experience, restored my hope in seeing Philadelphia truly becoming a fashion Mecca and I can not wait till next year.

If i met you at the event (or you just stumbled across this blog) please feel free to keep in touch and add me on the following sites:

Also if you want to see ALL my photos from Philadelphia Fashion week please view my Flickr page for the full collection (200+)

Jeff Cohn

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Philadelphia Fashion Week (PHLFSHNWK) Day Two


There was a buzz in the air and everyone could feel it. Although for some odd reason today was much hotter and more humid then yesterday (though the weather outside wasn't all that different) everyone in the room also felt a certain energy in the air as well. I arrived early and spent most of the night (when I wasn't shooting) talking to designers from Wrath Arcane, Sally from S Love, Matthew Izzo (who was incredibly cool and down to earth and reminded me of someone I'd normally just hang out with), Psydde Delicious, and of course fellow blogger and Fashionista extraordinaire Nikki Moose (

Day Two of Philadelphia Fashion Week was off to a brilliant start with showcase's by the students of Philadelphia University. Once again I am convinced that this city is about to be a force to be reckoned with if these students are any indication of the talent brewing for Philadelphia's future Haute Couture lines.


Dramatic lines by all from Dark looks to Wedding, every peice of each of these mini-collections had a "Wow Factor" and one model after another walked out to a audience of gasps, oohs and ahhs. I am not sure of all of the designers names but I believe they were Thomas Dejesus, Althea Pappas, Lourdes Cisneros Madrigal, and Gretchen Harris. I am probably missing at least one as I did not realize they're names were on the screen till half way through the show.


Next up was Street Star Custom Clothing, A hip urban street wear company whose line featured T-shirts binged out with the Seven deadly sins banner-ed across the chest. Wrath and Greed were my favorites, but aren't they always?


Nine Days Jeans followed with a funky and interesting line of denim wear rocked on the runway by Wilhelmina of Pa's finest. All the models looked incredible all night and really showed off what PA has to offer. The press were a buzz from the get-go and these guys and girls never failed to amaze everyone in the house with every single time they took the stage.

Gar De followed next with a line of upscale casual clothing that could be worn easily to almost any event and still impress. I loved their jackets, fall colors and just over all the way the looks were styled and put together. Ready to wear, but definitely a higher taste level then what you'd find on most clothing racks.


Nikki Moose told me to watch out for S Love, I had been talking to the designers for the past two days but nothing prepared me for what was to come. Absolutely my stand out choice for the night I am IN LOVE with S LOVE for sure. This collection was just amazing. Highly stylized and a nice blend of influences from the worlds of Haute Couture, Avant-Garde, Gothic, and Street, every look in this line was just to die for.


The girls all rocked them too, walking in a strange, slow, jagged and unique fashion they added the drama that a line like this requires. Each girl stopping at the end of the runway to pose for the camera's and audience in a memorable and unique fashion. S Love was my personal highlight of the event so far and I really hope to work with them in the near future.

Triple 5 Soul closed out the evening with their line of fresh, young and hip clothing, ready to wear and comfortable. They're looks seemed geared towards the college and youthful market but were still sophisticated enough to be worn by the young at heart as well.


All in all it was an yet another amazing night and I can't thank Wilhelmina enough for hooking me up for this event. It's been thrill after thrill in just two days so far... but alas, I want to get to the show early today to show the models photos from last night so I must depart now and go shoot the last and final day!!

Philadelphia Fashion Week photos on my Flickr

Friday, October 9, 2009

Philadelphia Fashion Week (PHLFSHNWK) Day One

So... Philadelphia finally has a fashion week and I am fortunate enough to be shooting the event for Wilhelmina of Pa, who is the exclusive agency providing models to the event.

I will try and cover all three days in the blog but who knows what the schedule and sanity will allow, plus I have a shoot for Wilhelmina on Sunday so I may just be beat by then.

Onto the show.

The show started off with a great series of collections from students at Moore College of Art and Design, four designers seemed to be represented though I may have miscounted that. Some seriously amazing work. I absolutely loved the wedding gowns and the futuristic steampunky leather work. Very impressive voices that are emerging from this school and if they're any indication of the future of Philadelphia fashion I'd say we're in for some real treats that will continue to emboss on name on the map.


Next up was Palmieri Jeans, who are designing Couture Jeans and plan to launch a very unique brand of one of a kind jeans; custom fit to meet your individual measurements. Very cool stuff geared towards an urban market but accessable to all.

Kill City and Wrath Arcane followed, Kill City has a diverse line from causal wear to street wear, seemingly aimed at the comfort focused young hipster market. While Wrath Arcane has a slightly more sophisticated but still very street oriented line that sometimes seemed preppy, other times urban, other times mixing the two together.


Unfortunately I misread the schedule and didn't realize that Brooklyn Royalty would be walking their line during the band's performance, so I was outside calling my makeup artist for Sunday's shoot and I missed all but their last walk. Sorry guys!

The show closed with our old friends from Delicious Boutique showing off the amazing clothing their store has to offer. It was great to see Delicious's designs on the runway and see them hitting a wider market. Everyone of them looked amazing from the corsets, to the gowns to the Steam punk inspired skirts and accessories. Modern, Vintage and Future all collide with Delicious Boutique's and Corsets.

All in all it was a great night full of some absolutely amazing fashion, great crowd, lots of networking and some stunning models. I can't wait for tonight and Day two. Stay Tuned.

More Images on Flickr
Philadelphia Fashion Week photos on my Flickr