It's that time of year when fashion shows are happening around the clock - and we couldn't be more stoked about it! Recently we had the awesome opportunity to participate in our first ever Charleston Fashion Week.
Photo: Obed Danjoint
Charleston Fashion Week started with a humble beginning in 2007, but has risen to become one of the most unique and premier fashion events in the Southeast (and the country, for that matter!). Held right in the heart of downtown Charleston in Marion Square, over 8,000 fashion-hungry people attend for the five-night long event. And of course, everyone comes dressed to impress!
Each year they showcase a competition amongst the Southeast's top emerging fashion designers, with the winner receiving a grand prize package worth $30,000 to launch their line. The best local retailers are also featured on the runway, as well as in the booths in the Style Lounge. We set up shop both opening and closing night in the Style Lounge, and met so many amazing designers, bloggers, stylists, models, and overall fashion-lovers just like us.
Recognize the hat on the models below? That's right, vestique made an appearance on the runway! Emerging designer Sydney Smith loved our 'Rancher Hat' so much that she used it to complete every look in her collection.
Photos: Lauren Seykes
*Rancher Hat ($48) available in stores
The week was filled with long hours of preparation, late work nights, and achey feet due to endless hours of heels...but most importantly - NON-STOP fashion.
Needless to say, we had a blast and already cannot wait for Charleston Fashion Week 2016!