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CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK 2013 SELECTS TOP 20 EMERGING DESIGNERS
TO COMPETE MARCH 19-23
(DECEMBER 5, 2012) CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston Fashion Week® (CFW) has selected the Top Design 20 semifinalists to compete in its sixth annual Emerging Designer Competition:
Chosen from hundreds of applicants throughout 21 states, the Top Design 20 Emerging Designer semifinalists will each create a full Fall 2013 collection to be debuted on CFW’s runway this March. In addition, CFW has selected Brooke Ray as the 2013 Emerging Bridal Design winner who will debut her collection at Charleston Weddings magazine Spring Bridal Show on March 23, 2013. The producers of CFW, the renowned launch pad for careers in fashion, will assist the semifinalists again this year with model casting, hair and makeup, and overall production for their Charleston Fashion Week® shows.
The 2013 Top Design 20 Emerging Designer Competition:
On the panel of fashion experts that selected the Top Design 20 were fashion designers and CFW veterans, Sarah Parrott and Nikki Poulos, both of whom have gone onto great success including NBC’s Fashion Star, and Cator Sparks, editor in chief of TheManual.com. Mr. Sparks, an acclaimed fashion industry journalist, has written for a variety of publications including T Magazine, The Huffington Post, ELLE Décor, Vanity Fair, and Style.com. Modern Trousseau’s Callie Tein and Charleston Weddings’ Melissa Bigner were panelists for the Bridal Design competition.
Sparks said of the experience, “I am very excited to see the finalists get the time and space they deserve in such a professional atmosphere as Charleston Fashion Week®. Bloggers and editors take note!”
Charleston Fashion Week® 2013 takes place March 19-23, 2013. For more info on CFW, alumni success stories, bios on the 2013 Top Design 20, and to purchase tickets before it sells out, visit charlestonfashionweek.com. Find @ChasFashWeek on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About Charleston Fashion Week®
Showcasing fashion designers, retailers, and models, Charleston Fashion Week® is one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Named a Top 20 Event for March by the Southeast Tourism Society, this multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events. The 2013 event will be held under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, featuring more than 45 runway shows, the Spring Bridal Show, Emerging Designer Competition: