If there is a word that comes to mind when thinking about Charleston it’s “style.” The city’s quintessential flair for charm was in full display Saturday night during a preview party hosted for Charleston Fashion Week.
Held in March, CFW has become one of the best reputed fashion weeks in the industry. Known for helping launch up-and coming designers’ careers, it’s the place to get to know who to watch long before they hit NY runways. Previous winners include Lindsay Carter, whose collection TROUBADOUR is now available at high-end boutiques nationwide; swimsuit design darling Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves; and Project Runway runner-up Carol Hannah Whitfield.
On Saturday, CFW hosted its first-ever preview party with the 21 designers who will be vying for the spot of Emerging Designer during the March shows. The party was hosted at a yet-to-open sultry lounge, Five Four Nine, on East Bay Street with Jim ‘N Nick’s on catering and plenty of fashion eye candy.
Click through to see some of our favorite outtakes from the night. We’re ready to pull out our sky-high heels and camera-worthy frocks for the shows this spring.