Last night was another amazing night at Charleston Fashion Week. There were two shows featuring local stores and then four shows showing four new Emerging Designers. The featured designer for the night was another former Emerging Designer from a past Charleston Fashion Week. Let’s get to the reviews.
First things first. I just want to say that last night’s fashion film by Jewell & Ginnie was amazing. It had DJs and Hip Hop. Everybody was dancing in there seats. My new and and old blogging friends were having way too much fun!
The two stores that showed last night were Tommy Bahama and House of Sage. Tommy Bahama was the same old mature beach wear. I wasn’t into it last year and I’m still not. House of Sage was good. It was young, fresh, and trendy. I love that store to pieces.
Stephanie Mejia was the first Emerging Designer up. I loved how elaborate this pair of pants were. They had multiple ruffles and shimmied as the model walked down the runway.
Mary Labberton said her collection was about Upper East Side socialites riding motorcycles in the midst of calamity and destruction in the 60s. It reminded me of something Miu Miu would do. It was very 1960s Punk. It was really fun and interesting, and I love the mustard, red, and orange colors in the clothes. Very vintage with a twist.
Anjelika Krishna had a very earthy, organic collection that could have been great, but the construction skills were not there. I think if she works on her construction skills, her collections will get better. I am rooting for her though because I can see her dreams and passion.
Cody Sai Adler-McAllister was the last Emerging Designer of the night and the first male of the competition and he was…AMAZING!!! His collection was the first truly polished collection that looked like something I see during NYFW. I think that is because he is from New York and he has interned with fashion great Koos Van Den Akker. At 23, he shows great promise. The fabric choices, construction, and general look of the garments were fantastic. No wonder he won People’s Choice and moves on to the end of the week as a finalist.
Troubadour was designed by CFW alum Lindsey Carter. Her line was very feminine with a mixe of “tomboy cool”. Carter said she was influenced by her time at J. Crew and Madewell. While I liked the collection, I think the plaid shirts with striped boyshorts could have been edited out of the collection because they didn’t really fit.
Now on to day three!