Monthly Archives: April 2012

Philadelphia University 2012 Fashion Show Wows Packed Academy of Music Crowd

Philadelphia University fashion design students wowed a packed crowd at the Academy of Music April 28 at the University’s annual fashion show, featuring the best of this year’s student designs. Before the runway show, acclaimed menswear designer John Varvatos was …

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PhilaU Fashion Show dazzles on the runway: 6ABC, WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University’s Fashion Show, showcasing the best of this year’s student designs, dazzled a packed Academy of Music crowd on April 29, reported 6ABC on the 11 p.m. news that night and WHYY Newsworks. Menswear designer John Varvatos accepted the 2012 …

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Spirit of Design Winner and Leaders of Innovation Honored during Philadelphia University’s Evening of Innovation

Five leaders of innovation and one acclaimed menswear designer were honored for their outstanding contributions in their fields during Philadelphia University’s Evening of Innovation on April 28, for which Verizon was the title sponsor. Fashion designer John Varvatos was presented …

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Fashion Expert Tomio Taki Shares Inspiration Behind New Book, ‘Zennovation’, at PhilaU

Fashion expert Tomio Taki spoke to Philadelphia University students and faculty on April 27 about his new book, Zennovation: An East-West Approach to Business Success, and his fascinating career in the fashion industry. Taki has had a storied career in …

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PhilaU students design innovative wall coverings: The Roxborough Review

PhilaU students designed innovative wall coverings from cork, moss and other materials as part of a collaborative project with New York designer Lori Weitzner, The Roxborough Review reported April 26.  The student designs incorporating recycled and cleaned corks were selected …

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PhilaU Fashion Show gets kudos on NBC’s 10! Show

Bill Henley, host of NBC10’s 10! Show, gave a shout out to PhilaU’s Fashion Show on air April 25.  Henley, who will emcee the Fashion Show once again this year, said, “the fashions that come out of Philadelphia University are amazing.”

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Philadelphia University Presents the 2012 Fashion Show and Spirit of Innovation Gala

Philadelphia University will present acclaimed menswear designer John Varvatos with the 2012 Spirit of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Music. Following the Fashion Show, the Leader …

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Fashion Students Sell Handmade Items to Benefit ChemoClothes

Fashion industry management and merchandising students from Philadelphia University will be selling over 100 handmade items on campus to support the charitable group ChemoClothes on Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. …

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Philadelphia University Students Team Up to Help Clients with Disabilities

Each year since 1999, Philadelphia University students in the occupational therapy and industrial design programs work throughout the year to create innovative assistive devices for clients with disabilities, making it easier for hundreds of individuals to complete physical activities that …

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PhilaU exhibit highlighted at Philadelphia Science Festival: The Philadelphia Inquirer

A photo of a 7-year-old examining the inner ear at Philadelphia University’s exhibit at the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival on the Parkway April 21 was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer April 22.

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