Charleston Fashion Week | Day 1 By Josh Ratliff

Charleston Fashion Week, Charleston, SC
Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week® , Emerging designers Leah & Rebecca Plante steal Tuesday night’s show!
Models, designers, and fashion lovers from around the globe gathered to grounds of Marion Square located in Charleston, SC for the eight year of Charleston Fashion Week!
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The action kicked off with local retail runway shows featuring Bits of Lace, Croghan;s Jewel Box Bob Ellis Shoes, Tres Carmen Boutique and a new collection from Charleston Fashion Week alumni JLINSNIDER, who is known for creating one of a kind unique pieces.

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Bits of Lace, Croghan’s Jewel Box, Bob Ellis Shoes | Photo Nick Miliak

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Tres Carmen Boutique

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The Emerging Designers competition sponsored by Benefitfocus included the talents of Zachary Howell, Leah & Rebcca Plante, Anna Toth, Terese Brown, and Tennael McNair. Designers Leah & Rececca Plante from New York, NY wowed the crowed winning the people’s choice award and winning the vote of the judges to advance to Saturday nights finale show. Plante’s collection was influenced by Botany, Samantha Pleet and the wild natural environment of South Carolina. The collection featured a influx of neutral colors, pastels along with beautiful fluid silhouettes.

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Zachary Howell

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Anna Toth

Terese Brown

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Tennael McNair

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Not only were eyes locked on Leah & Rebecca Plante, Featured Designe, 2013 CFW Emerging Designer Competition Winner, Peroni Style Atlanta Fashion Competition Overall Winner (2012)  Afriyie Poku stunned  the crowed once more with his new Fall/Winter Men’s Collection!

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Be sure to keep your eyes on the tents to see who progresses to Saturday nights finale round!
 Credits
Charleston Fashion Week | Day 1 By Josh Ratliff
All Photography by Nick Milak