Meeting Charleston Fashion Week’s 2013 Emerging Designers

March still seems like a long way off — it was just Christmas, wasn’t it? — but it may not seem so far away if you have a whole fashion line to produce between now and then. That’s exactly where the 20 new Charleston Fashion Week emerging designers found themselves this weekend as they rolled into town from across the Southeast to officially kick off the 2013 CFW season.

On Saturday night, we attended the CFW Emerging Designer Kick-Off Party, where the designers chosen to compete this year had their official coming out appearance in Charleston. We arrived at The Venue to find the building already packed with designers, designated by the small blue CFW lapel pins they wore. Among the mostly dark-colored ensembles, we spotted a fair amount of leather and sequins, though each designer seemed to add their own bit of flair.

After whetting our whistle at the bar, we caught up with some of the designers on the dance floor where they mixed and mingled with no hint of competitive animosity. Designers Cassidy Elizabeth-Mae Brown, from Melbourne, Fla., and Victoria Cid, from Charlotte, filled us in on the busy afternoon the designers had fitting models and shooting videos for the upcoming CFW runway shows, starting March 19.Read more
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