While most of Penn spent Sunday in the study cubicles at VP, D2S designers and student models headed into Rittenhouse for a photo shoot with Studio CL, a “Best of Philly” hair salon, and local Philly designers. For a marathon session of seven hours or so, local photographer Shira Yudkoff shot models in clothing by Penn designers Ashely Alden, Blaine Beshah, John Berweiler and Amanda Margolis. Alexey Kats led the team at the Studio Cl, who were inspired by the mod-fashion of the sixties to their own take on funky, avant garde. From short bobs, to playful waves, to hair accessories crafted out of colored extensions, the Studio created their own variations on iconic styles. Along with apparel designed by Penn students, the shoot featured men’s and women’s jewelry by premier local designer Christine Yi, whose one-of-a-kind, beaded necklaces and bracelets fuse Eastern and Western culture inspired by her family, community and early life in Seoul, Korea.
For more on our professional collaborators, check out their sites below:
128 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Christine Yi, Jewelry Designer
Shira Yudkoff, Photographer