Five very diverse designers have been chosen for this year’s Designers-in-Residence (DIR) at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. Visit their individual profile pages to learn more about them and their work.
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Pretty Pretty Rebel
Leah D graduated The Art Institute of Philadelphia with a degree in fashion design. During college she had the opportunity to intern with the Betsey Johnson showroom in New York, assisting with her 2009 collection. After her internship, she returned to Philadelphia with everything she learned and wants to show the world that fashion can be fun and exciting. Pretty Pretty Rebel launched in 2011, and in just two short years, she had the opportunity to be a nominee for Philadelphia s Fashion Designer of the Year for the RAW awards, present her collections at NY Fashion Week and Philly Fashion Week along with being chosen to participate in Teen Vogue’s 2012 Business Workshop where she was mentored by Philip Lim, Erin Fetherston, and Grace Coddington.
About the Brand
Leah’s motto is to Paint the World Pink! She believes that Philadelphia is the place to start! Each piece in the Pretty Pretty Rebel collection is created with hi-quality fabrics using detailed construction and designed for comfort and function. Fresh, fun, and colorful is the essence of Pretty Pretty Rebel. The brand offers unique and original designs that give a fresh outlook on a woman s ability to express her individuality within her own personal style. Handcrafted in Philadelphia, the energetic collection brings bright colors, bold prints, and a mixture of fabrics to life with a whimsical, rock and roll and pretty in pink style that is iconic and memorable. The Pretty Pretty Rebel woman is one that is confident, creative, adventurous and loves celebrating life.