FASHION SHOW |  A Curated Event that you will want to experience!

Wednesday, December 4th.  Our first Cocktail Hour starts at 6pm. Great Food, Live Music, and a Memorable Runway!

Join the Friends of the Rail Park Fundraiser!

Wednesday December 4th 2013
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden
Philadelphia 19123
Performances by internationally known recording artists. A fashion show featuring the best talents of Philadelphia’s fashion industry. A cocktail reception including hors d’oeuvres by the culinary craftsmen behind Prohibition Taproom, Cafe Lift and Bufad. One night only at one of Philly’s best concert venues – and all for a great cause.


6:00 – 8:00 PM  Cocktail Reception & Fashion Show  $100  

Hosted by WXPN’s Michaela Majoun, this exclusive reception will present a fashion show curated by Melissa D’Agostino featuring Arcadia, Commonwealth Proper, NINObrand by Bela Sheu and Bus Stop Boutique. This curated fashion event includes the video work of K.Malcolm Richards as a poetic backdrop to the Runway.  Hair and Make-up courtesy of Crimson Hair Studio.  The fashion show, guests will delight in an eclectic program of live entertainment featuring The Walkmen and Sun Ra Arkestra, large-scale video projections,  and more. Catering by 13th Street Kitchens of Café Lift, Prohibition Taproom and Bufad. Ticket valid for the entire event, Reception + After-Party.

Personal notes from the Curator, Melissa D’Agostino:

The Fashion Show titled; An experience of Memorable Style is curated to showcase a range of expressions and subtle details. “Memorable Style” presents 5 Philadelphia-based brands; each with a distinct message voiced from varying locations in the city; the persona of each independent brand will introduce it’s presence on stage through a line-up of 5 looks

Bus Stop Shoe boutique in our historic fabric row
Arcadia Boutique based in Northern Liberties
Commonwealth Proper set in Center City
NINOBrand nestled in Rittenhouse
D’Agostino Fashion Textile Design creates in Germantown.

The message of this evening’s fashion show is a celebration of community, collaboration, and commitment. The entire show is an art piece encompassing many forms, inviting our audience to experience the local voices of Memorable Style while the video work of K.Malcolm Richards serves as a backdrop featuring footage captured from the Rail Park, the project that motivates the evening’s success.

8:00 – 11:30 PM  Benefit Concert  $30

Performances and first-time collaborations of both local and nationally known musicians including The Walkmen, Sun Ra Arkestra, Birdie Busch, Light Heat , Spank Rock, the Dufala BrothersSharon Van Etten , Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler. Cash bar, plus a round up of food trucks along Spring Garden Street.

This event is made possible with generous support from Gilmore & Associates. All proceeds will benefit Phase 1 of the Rail Park, slated to break ground in 2014.

Animated Architecture video projections curated by Sean Stoops will be featured indoors and out throughout the evening.


Host Comittee:
Michael Garden (chair)
Melissa D’Agostino, D’Agostino Fashion Textile Design
Laris Kreslins, All Ages Productions
Liz Maillie, Friends of the Rail Park
Sarah McEneaney, Friends of the Rail Park
Eileen Marolla, Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors
Leah Murphy, Friends of the Rail Park
Val Nehez, Ennis Nehez
Victoria Prizzia, Habiteque
Christopher Strom, AthenianRazak
Kerry Strom
Wendy Verna, OctoDesign Group

For more information:
Michael Garden
2200 Walnut
Philadelphia 19103