Another night of fabulousity, fashion, and forward thinking designers at Charleston Fashion Week! The press lounge was full of inquisitive bloggers, journalists, and photographers all vying for the fashion scoop from designers like Hunter Dixon (pictured above).
Southern designers, Hunter Bell and Jennifer Dixon have really exploded into the fashion scene the past year! Featured in about every magazine from Lucky to InStyle to Marie Claire these sophisticated Southern women love creating feminine, ladylike charm pieces every season. Although they sell in stores across the country (including Anthropologie!), they love designing for their Southern market.
Their Fall 2011 Collection was inspired by photographer Slim Aarons and his portraitures of celebrities like Lauren Hutton and Katherine Hepburn but with a modern, tailored edge. Keep scrollin’ to view their recent collection at CFW!
Rising musical star, UGA student, Emily Hearn with her band and producer, Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish (far right)
Emerging Designers of CFW Eleanor Morgan Hoffman, Sasha Gil, Julie Wheat, & Michael Wiernicki
Photographer Ed Kavishe talking about his role as fashion photographer for runway shows like Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, and the list goes on…
Front row at CFW..guest judges socializing before the shows
Emily Hearn and Hootie & the Blowfish’s Mark Bryan jamming before the fashion show with her new music video, Rooftop produced by Doug Coupe playing on the big screen (Bill Murray made a guest appearance in her video!)
Before the emerging designers competition began, some of the local boutiques showcased their favorite spring clothing and accessories. V2V boutique began with a nautical inspired color palette…
Loved the back of the dress…lace is quite on trend this spring
Now for my favorite…Hampden Clothing!!
The Hampden Clothing show was the best styled show of the week (for sure!) and showcased designers like Rachel Comey, Rag & Bone, and Opening Ceremony shoes. Love the mix of floral and stripes too, quite on trend.
Tres cool trench coat with a lovely train
Um bad ass…
Loved the styling of this scarf with an easy sundress
I’m OBSESSED with these Opening Ceremony nude crochet stacked heels
The Opening Ceremony brown woven stacked heels, LOVE.
Vibrant color, check! Ankle booties, check! Uneven hem, check! AND that bow, too cute.
Flowy, sexy, cool. Longer lengths are where it’s at.
Le Finale. Notice the makeup-the lips were very doll-like.
The emerging designers competition began with Eleanor Morgan Hoffman. The Charlestonian loves classic styles, couture, and laser cut techniques. Her collection was inspired by architecture in Prague.
Julie Wheat was not formally trained but her designs have already been featured at not only CFW, but also South by Southwest in Austin, TX. After living in Las Vegas and becoming an avid surfer, she decided swim & beachwear would be her design focus. She particularly loves vintage bathing suits and you can tell…
NYC gal who recently moved to Atlanta, Sasha Gil was inspired by her love for NYC ladies with her CFW collection. I particularly love the color palette of this look (above), as well as the on trend proportions.
Great bag, right?!
And the winner of the emerging designer competition is….Michael Wiernicki! The actor turned costume designer turned fashion designer showed off his first collection with futuristic ensembles that he deems ‘The Mystery School’ (aka secret societies).
Kind of reminds me of Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane…
And on to the featured designer, Hunter Dixon!!! Classic trench…
…with a surprise twist!
Pop of color with an oxford!
My personal favorite. The perfect way to wear a bra top without showing too much skin.
70’s done right
SO WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER/STORE AT CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK?? LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR THOUGHTS
Hunter Dixon and Emerging Designers Images Courtesy of Fashion Wire Press