Rec centers have helped generations of Philadelphians grow up. Though their numbers are declining and their funding is drying up, these old-school institutions remain vital to the communities they serve.
On Will: Meezan Artcouture (shorts and belt). On Tenee (center): ME & Blue (top) and Sas Urban Couture (shorts). On Denethia (right): Sas Urban Couture (bathing suit) and stylist's own bathing cap and tank.
Coordinator: Kate Kilpatrick
Photographer: Jeff Fusco
Stylist: Meeka Johnson
Assistant: Stephanie Watts
Hair: Dior Rich
Makeup: Tamika Javis for Fashion Facez
Models: Denethia for IN Model Management/ Tenee/ Will for Identities NY
Photo assistant: Areif Sless-Kitain
Special thanks to Kulture Shop, Pieces Unlimited, Wachovia Bank and Vanessa Johnson. Thanks also to the staffs at Lawncrest, Ramonita Negron Rivera and Hank Gathers Jr. recreation centers.
Where to Get the Looks
Echo Chic 1700 Sansom St. 215.569.9555
Kulture Shop 5023 Baltimore Ave. 215.747.3102
ME & Blue 311 Market St., second fl. 215.629.2347
Mitchell & Ness 1318 Chestnut St. 267.765.0663
Pieces Unlimited 1540 South St. 215.545.0506
Siglo Accessories 641 South St. 215.925.9800
Vagabond 37 N. Third St. 267.671.0737