Surface Fashion Event

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SURFACE presents the design work of Melissa D’Agostino and Bela Shehu

and photographs of Julia Blaukopf in support of The Reading Viaduct Project.

Featuring Melissa D’Agostino’s shibori hand-dyed one-of-a-kind silk and knit clothing, scarves and mens’ ties, D’Agostino Fashion Textile Design, along side Bela Shehu’s elegant, architectural line of women’s apparel, NINOBRAND, and the social photography of Julia Blaukopf.

5:00 -7:00 PM  |  Exclusive Fashion Show  |  Wine, hors d’oeuvre, art and fashion. Engage in conversation with the clothing designers, the founders of the Reading Viaduct Project and  the members of SURFACE in an elegant former Victorian Mansion followed  by an exclusive fashion show on the grand staircase.

7:00 -9:00 PM  |  Public Reception  |  Photography Installation, Viaduct renderings by Studio Bryan Haynes, wine, & an opportunity to chat with the individuals and designers  behind the fashion design and The Reading Viaduct Project.

The event will be held at CITYSPACE. Please note that this is a ticketed event. All proceeds benefit the Reading Viaduct Project and support the mission of a neighborhood park along the elevated Viaduct —  as well as the vision of a three-mile linear park through center city  and connecting diverse neighborhoods and institutions, supported by  various advocacy groups.

April 6th and 7th 12-5PM

CITYSPACE will open its doors to the public for an intimate retail setting to meet the designers, shop their lines, make purchases and schedule appointments for custom fittings. For more info:

Support this vision and join in creating a better, greener future for Philadelphia by becoming a Friend, Advocate, or Visionary of the project.
SURFACE was created with the idea management and innovative collaboration of Brands Imaging and Octo Design Group, and is presented by Michael Garden of CITYSPACE. Their events support urban revitalization focusing on art in a cultural environment.

For additional information:

Michael Garden
2200 Walnut
Philadelphia 19103
Cell: 215 500 2981
Winner of the 2011 and 2012 CITYSPACE Customer Service Award