Coastal Couture – The Fashion Of The Southeast

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The south has always held to its own traditions of grace and elegance.  Stately buildings draped in moss set the stages for elegant parties, and it’s not only the atmosphere and architecture that pays homage to the sensibilities of the past. Southern charm is as present in the attitudes today as it was a century ago, and the attire has retained many of its roots when while evolving with the times.

Coastal Casual

Floral Dress From Gaucho SavannahBold colors, vibrant patterns and breezy styles epitomize the essence of southeast fashion. In casual styles this is displayed in outfits that can go from shopping, to the beach, to a dinner party and look perfectly suited for each destination. Large-prints shift and sway as they are caught in air currents and fitted pieces offer striking lines and colors that make the wearer stand out.

Southern Grace

High fashion gets a uniquely southern makeover, and the results are fantastic. The bold and breezy styles that form the core of everyday staples blend with the runway looks of New York and Paris to create stunning and functional designs that would be appropriate for a formal function almost anywhere.

Discover Your Style

James Hogan - ChloeWhether you’re looking to see the latest and greatest from Charleston, Savannah and the Lowcountry, or are searching for the pieces that fit your personal style, several events will bring the newest trends to a location near you.

Charleston Fashion Week

Charleston Fashion Week was established in 2007, and has quickly risen to prominence among fashion events in the US. Taking place over 5 days, it includes runway shows that feature everything from bridal, emerging designers and almost any other fashion imaginable with 35 runway shows.

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Charleston Fashion Week Runs: March 18-22

Savannah Fashion Week

Where Charleston Fashion Week focuses on emerging designs, Savannah Fashion Week showcases the local retailer and artists that are selling today. Each retailer brings their own unique vision of fashion in the collections that they display. To make it even more fun, leading up to the runway shows there are often trunk shows, giveaways and special workshops.

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Savannah Fashion Week Runs April 28 – May 1

Savannah Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion’s Night Out is a one-night fashion extravaganza. Broughton Street will close for pedestrian traffic only so that retail pop-up shops, food booths, stages and more can fill the area. Watch the fashion shows, or browse the local vendors to assemble your perfect wardrobe.

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Savannah Fashion’s Night Out is on September 4th

Photos from: Savannah Fashion Week, Gaucho Savannah and James Hogan

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