Today Charleston Magazine announced the line-up for Charleston Fashion Week 2010, set for March 16-20. The schedule features some old standards, new names, and a few surprising omissions as well.
Things kick off Tuesday night with the Emerging Designer Competition, featuring up-and-comers Uriel Zamora, Barbara Beach, Julia Faye Davison, Anna Lassiter, Hannalei Taylor, Larika Page, Chelsie Ravenell, and Jamie Lin Snider. At the end of the night, the three finalists will be announced. They’ll be presented with a design challenge and asked to produce a garment or garments to present on the runway Saturday night.
Wednesday’s show features shows from Monkee’s of Daniel Island, Banana Republic, and Sucker Jeans, making their full line debut. The second half includes newcomers House of Sage, preppy Palm Avenue, and the evening’s featured designer, Project Runway’s Mychael Knight.
On to Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Catwalk for Kids luncheon lasts from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The first half has shows from Eden Boheme (Anna Lassiter’s store), Tommy Bahama, Copper Penny, and Hampden Clothing. After the break, the “Rock the Runway” model competition is sure to liven things up, before shows from Seeking Indigo, Pearl, and featured designer Mary Porter.
On Friday, Teal, Mary Mojo, and the ever-popular Biton take over the first half of the night, while V2V, Laroque, and Gwynn’s are on board for the second. Wrapping it all up is featured designer Ashley Reid, aka Clewis Reid, who was one of the six finalists at CFW’s 2008 Emerging Designer Competition.
Saturday morning, the Bridal Couture show features shows from White, Belle Couture, Bella Vista Bridal, Maddison Row and Bella Bridesmaid, and LulaKate. Project Runway finalist Carol Hannah Whitfield is the featured designer for the bridal show. The culmination of the week, Saturday night features a face-off from the three Emerging Designer finalists followed by a show from featured designer Marysia Reeves, last year’s Emerging Designer winner. After the grand prize winner is announced, the always-glam Fashion Finale party will wrap up the week.
A week-long pass is on sale for $235. Individual show tickets are $45-$50. The Friday night Finale party is $100. This is sure to be the most popular Fashion Week yet, so get your tickets soon.