There is a quote that says, “for some people, fashion week lasts all year.” I do believe that for most of us whom work in the industry this is the case. However, we also anticipate and prepare for highlight moments of the year which include the official fashion weeks. I am elated and honored to work with one of the most excellent runway events that exists in America, the Southeast’s Premiere Fashion Event, Lexus Charleston Fashion Week. Since its founding in 2007 with visionary, Ayoka Lucas (Fashion & Beauty Director for EBONY Magazine) and production by Charleston Magazine, Charleston Fashion Week has become a top showcase of emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, garnered national acclaim for its high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties and press events and increased economic development for the region’s fashion, design and retail communities. The City of Charleston is widely noted for its hospitality and the strong sense of community that exists to make #CharlestonStrong.
This week, March 14th – 18th, 2017, marks the 11th season of the Charleston Fashion Week runway showcases. This years event is presented by Lexus and will host 16 Emerging Design Semifinalist who will debut their collections before the Fashion Panel Judges to win a grand prize including:
- $10,000 cash
- Lunch with Fern Mallis (International Fashion Consultant & Creator of New York Fashion Week) in New York City in 2017
- Opportunity to intern for a well-known designer during New York Fashion Week in Fall 2017
- Featured Designer runway show on opening night of Charleston Fashion Week 2018
This years featured designers will be Bibhu Mohapatra on Friday, March 17th, 2017, and Rachel Roy on Finale Night, Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
I am inviting you to go behind-the-scenes with me for the week! I will be engaging with you via my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with social media content powered by CrowdReach. Also, I will be doing an Instagram Takeover as Editor-at-Large of Fuzion Magazine based in New York City. You can follow Fuzion Magazine on Instagram to get the inside look!
Of course, there are many more surprises and many more details to share but I can’t tell it all here! Connect with me on my other channels to get the feed! It’s a fashion thing!
Also, be sure to check the site to view all of the Emerging Designer Semi-Finalists, the Rock-the-Runway Contestants, the esteemed Fashion Panel, the guest Model Panel and more! If you haven’t gotten your tickets you still have time by visiting: www.charlestonfashionweek.com! The runways are about to go live!
ELLIOT CARLYLE | the brand. the voice.