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D’Iyanu is the Philly fashion brand that's adding modern twists to traditional African prints | Elizabeth Wellington

Founder Addie Elabor says her Norristown-based brand is "about bringing a modern, contemporary feel to traditional African prints.”
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D’Iyanu is the Philly fashion brand that's adding modern twists to traditional African prints | Elizabeth Wellington

Founder Addie Elabor says her Norristown-based brand is "about bringing a modern, contemporary feel to traditional African prints.”

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From Men’s Style Pro blogger to shoe designer, Sabir Peele says guys ‘are having more fun’ | Elizabeth Wellington

His shoe collaboration with 3DM Lifestyle is the first of what Sabir Peele hopes will be several collaborations between his Men's Style Pro brand and the India-based shoe manufacturing company.
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From Men’s Style Pro blogger to shoe designer, Sabir Peele says guys ‘are having more fun’ | Elizabeth Wellington

His shoe collaboration with 3DM Lifestyle is the first of what Sabir Peele hopes will be several collaborations between his Men's Style Pro brand and the India-based shoe manufacturing company.

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Afrofuturism is all around us and we don’t even know it | Elizabeth Wellington and Raishad Hardnett

Stories of magic and mystery that also pay homage to the black experience are ubiquitous in pop culture, so much so, some of us are taking it for granted.
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Afrofuturism is all around us and we don’t even know it | Elizabeth Wellington and Raishad Hardnett

Stories of magic and mystery that also pay homage to the black experience are ubiquitous in pop culture, so much so, some of us are taking it for granted.
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Nuance is this Philadelphia designer’s nature-inspired jewelry | Elizabeth Wellington

Wendee Daelhousen’s jewelry appears to almost have magical powers.

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Philadelphia is not a fashion destination because we don’t take fashion seriously. Perhaps that’s about to change. | Elizabeth Wellington

The goal of the Philadelphia Fashion Garment and Industry Task Force is to advise City Council in ways that boost the local fashion industry. And perhaps within a few short years, we will come to respect fashion in our town the same way we do sports and food.

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Why Academy Ball organizers are smart to reevaluate the event | Elizabeth Wellington

Rethinking the ball is a smart idea if for no other reason than the city’s crown jewel events is acknowledging the fact that it needs to do more than invite Jill Scott to perform to prove it’s still relevant.

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Why Lobo Mau designer Nicole Haddad is betting sustainable fashion has a future in Philadelphia | Elizabeth Wellington

The bulk of Lobo Mau's merchandise hails from designer Nicole Haddad’s clothing line that isn't just cute but is made with as much respect for the environment as Haddad can muster.

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Meet the Philly designer behind Billy Porter’s favorite handbag | Elizabeth Wellington

Porter arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party carrying a provocative purse that is part of Philadelphia-based designer Iris Bonner’s fashion line, Thesepinklips.

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Oscars fashion focused on architectural styles that prioritized strength | Elizabeth Wellington

They were striking, featuring cinched waists, sweetheart necklines, capes, tiers and lots of metallic.

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Surgical masks become fear-informed fashion | Elizabeth Wellington

Surgical masks — once something you’d see only doctors wear — have become a common sight. But they're more of a fashion accessory.

Philly artist Distortedd releases her first sneaker: A spin on Reebok’s Instapump Fury

How a girl with roots in Reading and Philly went from graffiti to four-figure commissions and a Reebok deal.

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Yellow is 2020’s power color. And we are here for it. | Elizabeth Wellington

Bright yellow — whether we’re talking canary, daffodil, sunflower or saffron — is shaping into the go-to-hue for influential women who want to be seen on these gray days of winter.

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Sophy Curson, the stalwart Rittenhouse boutique, celebrates its 90th birthday | Elizabeth Wellington

“I still like to dress up,” says owner Susan Schwartz, who at 82 is the grand dame of all that is fashionable in Rittenhouse Square.

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Banni Peru: How a former Mr. Cheyney University became the king of the puffy coat | Elizabeth Wellington

This local designer has made the boxy puffer coat a tad bit sleeker and a whole lot hotter, thanks to celebrity endorsements from Teyana Taylor, Cardi B and Fabolous.

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An ode to January: Why it’s the best month of the year | Elizabeth Wellington

So yes, January, as long as the wine fridge is stocked, bring on the surprise snow day. Or two.

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