Fashion Frenzy Kickoff

Charleston Fashion Week 2010 has arrived!  The festivities were welcomed in at Novel this past Friday, at the second “Fashion is Art II: The Official Kick-Off for CFW”.  The spare whitewashed space was bumping to DJ CMNDer and jammed with newsworthy folks holding peach champagne.

"Margo tees", an original of the Margo Kaufman gallery who sponsored the benefit, were given to eight artists and designers with free reign to create something wearable out of the cotton classic. Museum-like displays sported styles like the backless wonder, a cocktail frock, summer shift, hooded jumper, and loads of delicate touches.

Jeffrey Rhodes, sporting Billy Reid and some exclusive polka dots, coordinated the Kickoff. Here he poses with Heather Koonse's design creation.

Go-to Charleston vintage resource, Lori Wyatt, (and her well-dressed pup) were stunning and just the perfect example of Charleston charm.

Original Margo Tees were available in the window display amongst the well-turned out crowd and t-shirt creations.

After a rockin’ evening that packed with personality, this city is ready to hit the tents!  The shows start tomorrow.  For more information, see

Greg Tracy, Sebastian Steadman & William Cullum at Fashion is Art II

the scene at Fashion is Art II

Inspired milliner Leigh Magar & husband Johnny Tucker

artist & DJ CMNDr with the lovely swimsuit designer Marysia

Lots of talent at Fashion is Art II

Lots of talent at Fashion is Art II

Emerging Designer Erin Perkins with her creation


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