Sunday, March 29, 2009
"A fashion show is like a wedding-- it builds up and builds up and then it's over in five seconds."
That is how Jessica Crittenden, owner of Teal in Summerville, describes the months of planning and preparation leading up to that moment when designers and store owners get their chance to showcase clothing during fashion week. Charleston Magazine's Charleston Fashion Week, a five-day event now in its third year, introduced area fashionistas to the designs of nine designers and 18 stores during the week.
For five days, it seems all eyes were focused on one stage under a tent in the middle of Marion Square in downtown Charleston. Close to a hundred photographers, writers and videographers recorded every outfit, audience members couldn't wait to twitter about each designer and the next day blog after blog was written about the event.
Welcome to fashion week!