A fabric and fashion-forward fall

An outdoor artistic exhibit called "Ground Play" is on display at the Schuylkill Center (Sarah J. Glover / Staff Photographer)

Philadelphia's blossoming fashion season is in full swing, what with everything that has been going on - 17 Days of Fashion, the recent announcement of the city-organized Philadelphia Collection 2010 and various Philadelphia Fashion Week events.

If you're in the fashion crowd, then you know it has been one cocktail party and fashion show after another for a couple of weeks now and more are to come.  Things won't be slowing down until October when there'll be another Philadelphia Fashion Week series of events. 
So the timing's good for GreenFest Philly, an annual one-day street festival on South Street. The day is this Sunday, September 12, and everything will be in the region of of 2nd and South. The focus this year will be on sustainable fashion (read today's YO! cover story for a similarly "fashionable" eco-event coming up in Manayunk).

Denise Shardlow Designs of Elkins Park and Veronica Page Designs are among the designers who'll be showacasing eco-friendly fashions during the fashion shows. (1:30 p.m. street wear and 3 p.m. high fashion). 

No extra money to buy new clothes this year? Recessionista fashionistas should check on the festival's clothing swap which will be on Second Street between between Pine and Lombard from 11 a.m until 5 p.m. Items that don't get snapped up will be donated to Project Home.