The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator's Designers-in-Residence present their completed collections at Knit Wit this week.
Starting tomorrow, February 7, the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator presents a pop-up shop at Knit Wit. The event is the culmination of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator’s one-year fashion program, which started in March 2012 when four students from area universities were chosen as the Incubator’s first Designers-in-Residence (DIRs).
The lucky students—Melissa D’Agostino, Kaitlyn Doherty, Autumn Kietponglert, and Latifat Obajinmi and Moriamo Johnson—were given exclusive access to work spaces, showrooms, curriculum, mentoring, and other resources from Macy’s Center City. Now, they will showcase and sell the Spring/Summer 2013 collections that they’ve spent the past year crafting.
“I am very excited about this because I believe that fashion is not just about the dress—it is so much more than that,” says Knit Wit’s owner, Ann Gitter. “It is how you live your life. I want to start doing these showcases once a month.”
The pop-up will remain at Knit Wit through February 14, with a wine and cheese opening reception tomorrow night (February 7, 6-8 p.m.) 1729 Chestnut St., 2nd Fl., Center City, 215-564-4760