The City of Brotherly Love is also a place for fashion. Here are three Philly fashion designers, all different and well worth watching.
Last year Meghan McGuffin was working at a boutique while doing her design work on a moonlight basis. Now she’s set up her own shop in Trappe, PA where you can shop her cute clothing and accessory designs or the budget-friendly fashions she’s curated. Piccolo Amore means “little love” in Italian.
McGuffin spent time studying in Italy and her main focus was children’s wear. Now she’s creating cute and comfy tank tops with her illustrations printed on sweatshirts and yoga pants for fashionable girl on the go.
Pretty Pretty Rebel by Leah Delfiner
Know a little girl that’d like some cool new threads? Remember this line for gift giving to a pint-sized style setter. I’ve known of Leah Delfiner for a few years now.
At first it was playful designs for adults with a childlike spirit. Then, her focus shifted to the younger set. An alum of Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, her children’s wear brand Pretty Pretty Rebel mixes rock-and-roll inspiration with vibrant colors to create unique and creative fashions for kids.
Definer is all about fashion feeling fun. I know the younger version of me would have been obsessed with this off-the-shoulder tutu dress.
Heartless Revival/ Autumnlin
You may recognize her from the Bravo TV show “Styled to Rock” where Rihanna was wowed by her work, or perhaps from an issue of Italian Vogue or on the runway at Philly Fashion Week. Designer Autumnlin Kietponglert is a Philly native that’s been steadily rising on the local, national, and international style scene.
There’s Autumnlin Couture, the couture line that’s been worn by a number of celebs including Cher (yes, Cher) as the main look for music video of her #1 dance single, “Woman’s World.” Then there’s her ready-wear collection, Heartless Revival.
She’s got a thing for zippers, edge, and there’s also an ultra-chic gothic feel to the designs. On her site you may be able to score a piece from the ready-to-wear line for under $100, or take it to celeb status and try this zipper bolero on for size. It was originally created for Rihanna during the finale of the competition show “Styled To Rock.”