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September 10, 2009

Strangefruit’s New Collection @ Showroom 77

Shopaholics, mark your calendar: Thursday September 17th from 7 pm to 9 pm, preview cutting-edge female apparel line Strangefruit’s new fall collection at Showroom 77. Crafted by Kristin Haskin Simms, a ’93 Penn grad with an MFA in graphic design from the renowned Rhode Island School of Design, the pieces are collectively named “The Regal […]

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July 29, 2010

From Philly 360: Exclusive Interview with Local Designer and New Project Runway Contestant, Kristin Haskins Simms

Philly 360° Insider Rakia Reynolds caught up with Philadelphia native Kristin Haskins Simms, a contestant on the new season of Lifetime’s Project Runway, and discovered the Strangefruit designer’s favorite Philly musicians, restaurants and of course, shops. Head over to our sister site,, to read the entire exclusive interview. Exclusive Interview with Project Runway Designer, […]

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September 23, 2009

Philadelphia Fashion Week: Headlining Musical Acts and Designer Schedule Announced

The inaugural Philadelphia Fashion Week — a three-day celebration of fashion, arts, culture and dining, taking place at the 23rd Street Armory from October 8-10 — is just weeks away. The full schedule of events was released just this week : *Based in Philadelphia Thursday, October 8 - Student Designers: Moore College of Art & […]

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September 17, 2009

Philadelphia Fashion Week: Colleges Compete for Student Design Award

Ever since I saw The September Issue — the new documentary about Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the fashion world she seems to rule — I’ve been increasingly obsessed with fashion, leafing through Vogue and Elle, making model poses in the mirror and, most of all, looking forward to Philadelphia Fashion Week (October 8-10, 2009) […]

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August 19, 2008

Philly Artists: Kristin Haskins of KK Designs

Post by Sara Selepouchin After completing your MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, what brought you back to Philadelphia? To be honest, I had never planned to move back to Philly because my original plan was to move back to NY where I have lived for 8 years. However, after I finished my […]

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