Charleston Fashion Week 2017 wrapped up last Saturday night! I photographed every. single. night! Totally worth it because I didn’t miss any of the street style or runway looks. Thanks to Caroline Tan for snapping a few photos of me!
I kicked my week off at the tents with Charleston Weekender! We collaborated on a super cute shoot earlier this month at Zero George to highlight Fashion Week looks from Francis + Benedict, Hermosa Jewelry, and Blo Blow Dry Bar in Mount Pleasant (I’ve shared a bit of this shoot on Instagram, but more is coming soon!) I couldn’t resist asking the girls at Francis + Benedict to wear their Cassis Super Mini skirt. I am in LOVE, you guys! I paired it with my Madewell white Central Shirt and dotted Madewell heels. Liz looked amazing in her black and white look with the bright tassel earrings!
My favorite show of the night was local Charleston boutique Julep. I am obsessed with the bright patterns and bathing suits! Pool weather get here now please!
Local model English Burch killed street style on Wednesday wearing an incredible sequin blazer by one of Fashion Week’s Emerging Designers, Andrew Clancey.
My favorite designer on the runway on night two was Emerging Designer Jesse Thaxton. I couldn’t get enough of the details in her futuristic knitwear. And, bangin’ sunglasses all around!
Fashion blogger Miss Tara Belle had my favorite street style look of the entire week. She wore a ‘girl genius’ muscle tank by Rachel Roy and super fun pins on her denim jacket. Totally loving the pops of pink! And how amazing is the custom Taxidermy embroidery on her jacket!?
Twin bloggers Carol & Kenzie of KC Double Take rocked these floral jackets (they’re from TARGET you guys! Get on that!)
Emerging Designer Quinan Dalton had some seriously amazing textures going on in her collection. I’m loving that electric blue sweater and shorts combo!
It was freezing the entire week (at least in Charleston terms), but that late evening light made everyone look more amazing than they already did. Monochrome looks were super popular on Friday. Charleston Shop Curator managed to stay warm while looking totally chic.
I met the super sweet and hilarious photographer Ariel Hudler earlier in the week, and girl looked fabulous every night even with her camera around her neck. Love the blue on blue action!
I caught up with Charleston Weekender again for the finale (we made have rolled in on a pedicab!) Liz wore Francis + Benedict paired with the perfect bag to say au revoir to Fashion Week.
My girl Hilary Johnson, founder of Hatch Tribe, was the emcee for the finale! Um, amazing right!? I caught her outside the tents looking incredible and she spoke about women’s empowerment up on stage. Hell yeah, girl!
Saturday night is always the best because the winning Emerging Designers from each night show their collections again. Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week, and a panel of judges select a grand prize winner at the end of the night.
Nadine Ralliford won the competition with her insane draping skills! She had such an interesting combination of colors, patterns, and textures.
The featured designer of the night was Rachel Roy. Pom poms, floral sunglasses, and chambray jumpsuits!? Yes please! Her collection was such a fun way to end the week.
It was a thrilling week, you guys! It’s so much fun to share the best of Charleston style and highlight the talent on the runway at Charleston Fashion Week. See you at the tents next year!