CFW Emerging Designer: Plante Clothing

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Photography by Ashley Wood. Model/ Stylist/ Makeup by Rachel Marie Iwanyszyn of JagLever
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The dynamic duo behind Plante Clothing is sister act Leah and Becky Plante, and will be debuting their Fall 2014 collection at Charleston Fashion Week.  Their romantic, sweet, and vintage tinged designs reflect a whimsical world of soft fabrics and feminine shapes.  Leah and Becky’s roots are right here in Charleston, but their label is based and produced in New York.  Their Eco-conscious efforts and educational awareness are met by reducing waste and donating extra material to educational nonprofits.  Read more as Leah and Becky Plante share their process, inspiration, and why they love Charleston.

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Well Suited

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 Blazer, shorts, and silk blouse by Cynthia Rowley.  Necklace by Kelly Wenner and Rings by Just Kenzie from The Art Mecca of Charleston.  Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters.  Shoes by Dieppa Restrepo from Hampden Clothing.

Photography by Landon Neil Phillips, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Patrick Navarro, Fashion  Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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Ann Ladson Jewelry

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Photography by Olivia Rae James, model – Becca Dupree

Local jeweler Ann Ladson recently re-launched her line of modern, wearable designs.   Her past incarnations as a pastry chef, audio engineer, floral designer and metal worker have contributed to the love of creating something special with her hands.  Each piece is handcrafted in her home studio with loving care.  Either worn by itself or layered, the look is a quiet statement that is a personal one.  Ann Ladson’s attention to detail is inherent in every piece she makes. 

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CFW Emerging Designer: Nkundwe Kasyanju

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Photography by Samantha Nandez, Hair & Make-Up by Nicole Jay, Model – Britt Linn at Red Model Management NYC

Emerging designer Nkundwe Kasyanju is going to be one to watch out for at Charleston Fashion Week.  Her sharp tailoring and forward thinking design is captivating.  Infusing her signature style of modern meets minimalism, she easily achieves a lust-worthy garment that most style conscious women would love to wear.  Nkundwe Kasyanju shares her favorite designers, blogs, design process, and future goals in my interview with her.

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Flora & Fauna

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Blouse by Cameo the Label and Skirt by JOA Los Angeles from Sam’s Closet.  Antique Turqiouse pin from Croghan’s Jewel Box.  Earrings from Peyton William.  Shoes by Dieppa Restrepo from Hampden Clothing.

Photography by Landon Neil Phillips, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Patrick Navarro, Photo/Fashion Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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CFW Emerging Designer: Felicia Barth-Aasen

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Charleston Fashion Week is fast approaching and there are so many talents that will be contending for the emerging designers competition.  One of the aspiring designers, Felicia Barth-Aasen of Collective 26 shares her inspirations and conceptual process.  Her ethical American made clothing line embodies a youthful and modern look that echos the 90’s grunge spirit.

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Tribal Style

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Ethnic details with a modern twist

1.)  Bernadino Wedges from Anthropologie – $189  2.)  Two tone spike necklace from C. Wonder – $78  3.) Dumerili wedges from Anthropologie – $345   4.) Vanda necklace from Anthropologie – $238    5.) Zebra bust from Anthropologie – $68   6.) Pindo chandeliers from Anthropologie – $48   7.) Golden pleat cuff from Anthropologie – $128  8.) Champagne bubbles clutch from Anthropologie – $58    9.) Feather skirt from Cynthia Rowley – $365

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