- Feb. 6, 2012 - CHARLESTON, S.C. --
Charleston, SC – With only two months remaining until the kick-off of the 2012 Charleston Fashion Week®; the buzz is in the air, reserved seats are going fast, and the finishing touches are being made on this nationally recognized annual fashion event. Held March 20-24th in the heart of Charleston South Carolina, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top U.S. Destination, the runway schedule includes nightly entertainment, more than 45 runway shows, new daytime shopping, a charity luncheon, and various design competitions. With local and national sponsors proudly on board, the emerging designer semifinalists producing their debut Fall collections, and fashion royalty confirmed to attend, all that’s left to roll out this spring is the red carpet!
Charleston Fashion Week® 2012 celebrity guests and fashion panel judges include Cynthia Bailey, K. Cooper Ray, Karen Lee Grybowski, Lindsey Carter, Vanessa Lachey, Fern Mallis, Molly O’Connell, Cameron Silver, and Anne Slowey. 2012 Featured Designers showing their collections on the runway nightly include Emily Bargeron, Chris Benz, Rachel Gordon, Charlotte Hess, Mychael Knight, Faith Thornburg, and Michael Wiernicki.
Charleston Fashion Week® sponsor lineup includes an exciting variety of local and national companies in support of Charleston, fashion, aspiring talent, and fine living! Titled sponsors for the 2012 event include: the Art Institute of Charleston as the Emerging Designer Competition:
East sponsor, Baker Motor Company and Porsche, smartwater, Gathering Floral + Event Design as the presenting sponsor for Spring Bridal Show; Gentleman Jack and Grey Goose, Tanger Outlets as the sponsor for the exciting new Pop-Up Shop, The Shops At Charleston Place as Style Lounge sponsor and REEDS Jewelers.
Other key sponsors include Apothic and Ecco Domani Wines; Benefitfocus;
Cos Bar of Charleston; Embassy Suites Historic; F22 Internet Solutions; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery; Korbel; Francis Marion Hotel; Gathering Floral+Event Design; Gosnell & Company; inventivENVIRONMENTS;
Paul Mitchell the School Charleston; MY TV Charleston; PDA Video; Red Bull; Renaissance Charleston Historic District; Snyder Bar & Event Rentals; TD Bank; and Technical Event Company.
2012 charity partners include Lowcountry Aids Services and MUSC Children’s Hospital.
For more information regarding Charleston Fashion Week®, ticket sales, the official runway schedule, the participating designers and retailers, or to register for media passes, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.
About Charleston Fashion Week®
Held March 20-24, 2012 under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, Charleston Fashion Week® will feature more than 45 runway shows, the Spring Bridal Show, Emerging Designer Competition:
East, and Rock the Runway Model Competition. Named a Top 20 Event for March by the Southeast Tourism Society, this multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, city-wide shopping events, chic after-parties, and charity events. For more information on the sixth annual Charleston Fashion Week® visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.Photo: