We made it through yet another CFW, which basically just feels like one is living in an alternate dimension filled with fashion & free cocktails & nightly parties for a week. The energy in Charleston is like no other time of year; the featured talent is inspiring, the volume is turnt up, & all the divas are out to play.
We made a lot of new friends & saw a lot of amazing fashion from the Emerging Designers, but we did also face some challenges, of course. Such as contemplating the mystics of proper clutch-holding, wearing bug spray whilst still smelling straight out of a rosewater bath, proper posing in street style pics (which we love/hate), & eating foods.
Brooklyn based designers Andie Enomoto & Taylor Kaclik presented our favorite collection this year, Scapes: A Collaboration Between Land & Sea. With relaxed, modern silhouettes, rich marbled prints, cocoon shapes, leather bags, & white casual shoes, it was a breath of fresh air leaving us obsessed with their clean aesthetic.
Charles Harbison, originally from North Carolina, is a Brooklyn-based designer & the creative director of his own brand, HARBISON. We of course can’t fail to mention he has dressed the Queen B as well duchess, Solange, & we feel so honored to have seen his runway presentation. His SS15 collection combined powersuits of the 1980s & with the androgynous sensuality of the 70s, while still maintaining a modern appeal with feminine embellishments. No pussy bows here!
Anna Toth, last year’s winner, also hails from North Carolina, where she creates her sustainable brand, Bow + Arrow. Her collection comprises bold, wearable pieces with American-sourced fabric choices.
Carlos Campos, an impeccable menswear designer from Honduras to NYC, blew us away with his subtle mixing of dark tones & unexpected tailoring details. Notice the understated face silhouette created with seaming details on the structured bomber jacket! Not to mention we totally fell in love with his team of assistant designers, aka our long lost brothers. (Also, can we just have that sweatshirt?)
Aforementioned brothers in the VIP Lounge.
We came, we partied, then we slept for a week. Until next year!
View pics from our after party ~*Crystal Visions*~ here.