Scene at CFW Day 4

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Last Friday at Charleston Fashion Week had a pretty epic start when Mac Does Hair gave me my own custom Barbie.  My “Glam Night” Barbie came complete with a real python Taxidermy bag and I had to get a shot with my girl, Amy Wachter Driggers the designer of Taxidermy.  You know you’ve made it when you Barbie is carrying your bag.

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Photography by Clifford Pate

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Day 3 Backstage at CFW with Jballiet

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The Arts Intititute student’s work shined alongside the emerging designers this year at Charleston Fashion Week.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet

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Scene at CFW Day 3

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Power couples and #SquadGoals on Day 3 at  Charleston Fashion Week.

Photography by Clifford Pate

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CFW Emerging Designer Thursday Winner – Jessica Lache Fulks

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Thursday night’s emerging designer winner Jessica Lache Fulks showed a vibrant, pattern heavy collection at Charleston Fashion Week.  Her innovative sportswear design gave her collection a fresh take on menswear.

Photography by Clifford Pate

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day 2 backstage at cfw with jballiet

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Being a judge for the emerging designer competition is the highlight of Charleston Fashion Week for me. Getting the opportunity to meet with each designer gives a more clear point of view on what they’re trying to express in their collection. Listening to their story and analyzing each look is a huge part of the process.  It’s always an honor to do this alongside esteemed fashion insiders.  For the 5th year fashion veteran Fern Mallis is back, her experience and advice are immeasurable.  She launched New York Fashion Week and is currently promoting her book Fashion Lives in which she interviewed some of America’s iconic designers and industry influencers.

The 2016 fashion panel judges Brad Schmidt & Raul Arevalo of Cadet, Fern Mallis, Founder of Charleston Fashion Week Ayoka Lucas,  Tanya Sheikh & Ivan Gilkes of In Support Of, and Lindsey Carter of Troubadour.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet

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Scene at CFW Day 2

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Scene and be seen, Day 2 at  Charleston Fashion Week. With my partners in crime fashion illustrator Daniel Velasco, his adorable hubby Timothy Newborn, and my girl Amanda Gosnell of 7 Gypsy

Photography by Clifford Pate

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CFW Featured Designer – Cadet

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Featured designers Raul Arevalo & Brad Schmidt of Brooklyn based Cadet showed their fall collection Wednesday night at Charleston Fashion Week.  Their military inspiration easily translated to ready to wear for both men and women.  Classic tailoring combined with modern styling is the foundation for their design aesthetic.  National accolades from the CFDA in 2015 as a Fashion Fund finalist catapulted them into design stardom.  It was also an honor to have Raul and Brad as judges on the fashion panel, as they lent their expertise and experience to the emerging designers.

Photography by Clifford Pate

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