Charleston Fashion Week Begins, and We’re There!

CFW-logo.purple.artinstitute 1Lights, Camera, Fashion! Charleston Fashion Week kicked off Tuesday night with the Emerging Designers Competition and we were there as sponsors! The collections ranged from Childrenswear to Ready-to-Wear. Highlights included childrenswear designer Barbara Beach who showcased impeccably made kids clothing with adorable children in jackets, shorts and dresses.  Chelsie Ravenell showcased men’s and women’s ready-to-wear with incredible attention to detail and exquisite designs. His prep-inspired looks ranged from bow ties to cargo shorts. Larika Page was inspired by old world details and presented a fabulous line with tulle details. Jamie Lin Snider presented her spring collection with full on feminine details complete with matching pink pumps on all her models. 

Emerging Designer finalists were chosen last night and include Barbara Bush, Larika Page, and Jamie Lin Snider who will all compete in a final design challenge. A final winner will be chosen on Saturday night and the winner will be featured in a temporary booth at the April Atlanta Apparel Market!

The featured designer, Project Runway alum Gordana Gehlhausen, closed the show with a fabulous presentation of her Fall 2010 runway collection.  Her designs included beautiful knits, ring details, sweaters and jackets. Her color inspiration included black, purple and greys.  

And the week continues! Stay tuned for more CFW updates!

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