This Friday, the Philadelphia Design Initiative will be hosting Fresh & Local, a fall 2011 fashion show. The event will feature three local independent designers–Katra Michener, Linda Smyth of Topstitch, and VG’s very own model-turned-designer, Sarah Muhl of Make.Love.Not.War.
In 2009, Sarah left Philadelphia to retreat to the comfort of cozy cabin living in Middle-of-Nowheresville, Virginia. After a year of getting settled in, she decided she needed a new wardrobe. Realizing she didn’t have the cash to snag the wardrobe of her dreams, Sarah buckled down and decided to teach herself to sew. She has since moved back to Philadelphia, where she recently landed a gig working at Franklin Square Designs, and was also featured on Saving with 6ABC for her amazing ability to turn thrifted or vintage items into modern, wearable garments.
Here’s a little bit of trivia for you: Sarah was a competitive figure skater for 15 years. Taking that into consideration, you know she’s got an insane amount of drive and passion that I’m sure she’s been channeling into the development of her first ever clothing line. See it all finally come to fruition this Friday, September 16th at 32º Luxe Lounge in Philadelphia. I think this goes without saying, but… WE CAN’T WAIT.