3 ATLANTANS, INCLUDING ‘PROJECT RUNWAY’ ALUM, AMONG SEMIFINALISTS FOR EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION AT THE MARCH EVENT.
The 12th annual Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, running March 13-17 and considered one of the premier fashion weeks in North America, will once again showcase designers, retailers and models.
The multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, after-parties and press events. Last year’s Fashion Week saw more than 40 runway shows and hosted 8,100 attendees. As a run-up to the event, organizers have named the 12 semifinalists for Emerging Designer honors.
The lineup includes Atlanta designers Kenya Freeman, Tina Gancev and Patresea Peppers. Freeman, you may recall, finished fifth in the most recent season of “Project Runway.” Also competing is Kelly Callaway, 12-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., and the competition’s youngest designer ever. The other semifinalists:
- Tygerian Burke, Charlotte, N.C.
- Sharae Hines, Charlotte, N.C.
- Heather Rose Johnson, Charleston, S.C.
- Tierra Macon, Los Angeles
- Joan Madison, Columbus, Ohio
- Kimberly Millar, Charlotte, N.C.
- Emilie Schroeder, Brooklyn
- Patrick Tai & Terrence Henderson, Charlotte, N.C.
The 2018 Emerging Designer grand prize winner, chosen by judges at Saturday night’s Fashion Finale, receives $10,000 cash, a $10,000 marketing package, and mentorship from L2 Apparel and Lilia P.
For details and tickets, go HERE. To follow Charleston Fashion Weeks on social media, use @chasfashweek or #LexusCFW.