Savannah Fashion Week
Kevin Cartee, Image Consultant/Wardrobe Stylist
When you think of Savannah one conjures up many thoughts; Antebellum homes, moss, and even Paula Deen. However, something you may not have thought about is Savannah's rich and growing fashion and style community.
In the heart of Savannah, Savannah College of Art and Design as well as Savannah Arts Academy certainly keep the Savannah Fashion Community teaming with new talent.
Savannah is certainly proud of her Art Schools. “Georgia’s First City” also brags about the many artists and fashion professionals such as Makeup Artists, Hair Stylist, Image Consultants & Wardrobe Stylists, and Boutique Owners.
Savannah Fashion Week runs from 4/22/13 – 4/26/13 and showcases events, such as trunk shows and runway shows, that run throughout the week.
What is a “Trunk Show”? Well, I’m glad you asked.
A trunk show is an event where designers or clothing vendors set up a “pop up shop” in a store or other venue. These vendors sell clothes directly to customers.
If you are a “friend of fashion” and plan to visit Savannah, GA during Fashion Week, I would love to offer you the schedule of events – my treat.
Monday April 22, 2013
Bleubelle Boutique: From 10-6 enjoy the third annual Diane Von Furstenberg trunk show along with a DJ and Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Palm Avenue: Shop an exclusive Lilly Pulitzer 20
13 collection trunk show.
JPaige: By stopping into JPaige you can inter to win a beautiful “Glam Dress” as well as a store gift certificate.
Sara Jane Children’s Boutique: Pop in to shop trunk shows form Beaufort Bonnet Company, TBBC, and Back Yard Baby
Tuesday April 23, 2013
Custard Boutique: Custard Boutique will be hosting designers like Mamie Ruth and Oleander as well as offering refreshments and craft making.
Fabrika Fine Fabrics: Locally owned and operated fabric store will be holding a day long trunk show in honor of their patrons and designers. Be prepared to shop “ready to wear” items made by local Savannah Designers.
Red Clover Boutique: Known for supporting local designers and even my winter scarf lines, Red Clover Boutique will be hosting Sabrina Spanta which is currently in the “Emerging Designer Contest” at Charleston Fashion Week. Santa’s designs as well as many others will be available all day.
Trunk13 Boutique: Trunk 13 Boutique, know for it’s fashion forward collections, will be offering a trunk show of fabulous handbags by Pour La Victoire.
Wednesday April 24, 2013
Satchel.: Starting at 12pm and ending at 6pm, Satchel. (a local bag design company) will be holding a workshop where you can pick your own leather and create your own handbag, coozie, key chain, or wallet. I and my clients show their frequently. This is a stop during Savannah Fashion Week I would not miss.
Terra Cotta: Pop into Terra Cotta near City Market as they host a jewelry trunk show by Christi Reiterman and a second one by Liz Moore of ShopBlithe.
Zia Boutique: Zia Boutique is always sure to excite the fashion enthusiast and Savannah Fashion Week is no exception. Zia Boutique boasts an exotic trunk show by Kelly Parker Designs that will take place Wednesday, 12pm-6pm.
Thursday April 25, 2013
Get your tickets to the SFW Runway Show. This fabulous event will showcase looks from local boutiques and designers as well as display the work of local Hair and Makeup Artists; always a crowd pleaser.
Get tickets at www.savannahfashionweek.org.
Friday April 26, 2013
The SID Fashion Show is sure to end Savannah Fashion Week with a bang.
Savannah Style Expert Style Tip:
Women: Ladies look out for dresses with a built in bib necklace. I find that everywhere I go these and dresses/tops with a peplum skirt are very popular.
Men: Gents keep your eyes peeled for bow ties and mixing and matching patterns. It’s a little thing I like to call “Enjoy the Clash.” This year, it’s okay that your outfit does not coordinate perfectly. It is all about finding complementing colors and in the same family and then kicking your outfit up a notch with different patterns and textures.