Since its inception in 2007, Charleston Fashion Week (CFW) has grown into a formidable fashion force in the Southeast. CFW’s unique focus on emerging designers and model talent distinguishes it from other events of this type. The fashion world converges on Charleston’s Marion Square from March 19-23 for five whirlwind days of 35 runway shoes, competitions, and nightly entertainment.
The emerging designer competition, the week's cornerstone event, provides career launching exposure for twenty rising young designers. Contest finalists will compete for the title of CFW Emerging Designer and grand prize. Models on the cat walk at “Rock the Runway” contest will showcase themselves and not the couture fashions they wear.
The guest panel represents a Who’s Who of fashion notables such as the following: designers Antonio Azzuolo, Johnson Hartig, and Christian Siriano, Arlene Goldstein, Belk’s Vice President of Merchandising and Trend Direction, and international fashion consultant and architect of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis.