Day 1 Backstage at CFW with JBalliet

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Backstage at Charleston Fashion Week was bustling with action, and I love seeing the process of everything.  As the models get prepped by team ABP (lead hair and makeup artist Ashley Brooke Perryman), designers are doing last minute adjustments on their collections, and store owners are sizing up each look to perfection.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet

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With the fashion panel judges Tanya Sheikh & Ivan Gilkes of In Support Of, Founder of Charleston Fashion Week Ayoka Lucas,  Raul Arevalo & Brad Schmidt of Cadet, Lindsey Carter of Troubadour

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Last looks with the emerging designers

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A lustworthy Taxidermy python bag

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Ruth and Mckenzie of Bits of Lace

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Michelle of Trés Carmen making her entrance after her runway show

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Looks from emerging designer Destani Hoffmanjballiet-5286

Founder of Charleston Fashion Week Ayoka Lucas

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Susan Walker of Ibu ecstatic about her successful 1st fashion week runway show.

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Looks from emerging designer Elias Gurrola

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Boho babes at 7 Gypsy

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Emerging designers Storm Dorris,  Destani Hoffman, JD Noble, and Elias Gurrola

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Tuesday’s Emerging Designer winner Destani Hoffman