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Fashion Week Hits the Runway in Savannah
It's that time of year again, time for a new wardrobe! What better way to see the new, spring trends than taking full advantage of Savannah Fashion Week. To kick-off Fashion Week in Savannah, the Lucas Theater housed the annual Fashion Show. On Monday, April 18th hundreds of chic Savannah women (and men) lined up outside the Lucas Theater for a chance spot the latest styles. Aside from a great time, this annual Fashion Show raises awareness and funds for the local chapter, Dress for Success.
In case you missed it - Savannah Fashion Week made a huge splash of success at the Lucas Theater, featuring dozens of Savannah's hip boutiques. It was a red carpet affair for the community, with locals and tourists dressed to perfection lined up for the event. Each guest was greeted at the door with lovely leather bound note pads, SFW goodie bags, and a program for the week long festivities.
To begin the evening, Savannah Fashion Week President, Tara Kirkland welcomed guests and presented the Dress for Success organization with the contributions donated. Adding to the anticipation, a flood of joy overcame the crowd while recognizing that each one of us helped make a difference in the Savannah community by purchasing our tickets. If you would like to find out more about the Dress for Success Organization or how you could participate, visit the Savannah chapter's website here.
From this moment on it was lights, camera, and action as dozens of models strutted down the runway in the hottest fashions of 2011. Beginning the show was Bleu Belle Boutique with their sophisticated, yet edgy style! To see more of their chic designs, stop by the April Johnston Launch Party on Thursday, April 21st.
The Cate Lyon models displayed elegant unique pieces as they graced the stage. The Cate Lyon line exposed beautiful, modern designs with cutting edge style. On Tuesday, April 19th a Spring Preview Party and Open House will be available for you to view more of the spring line!
Inspired by exotic fabrics and styles, Custard presented their new spring line of clothing for both men and women. This boutique's unique fashion was evident through the Star Trek Voyager inspirational pieces see on the runway. If you aren't afraid to step out of the box - this line is for you! For a chance to see these styles firsthand, visit Custard Boutique on April 19th for a FCUK Men and Women Trunk Show.
Next in line were the ladies from Gaucho modeling collections from Europe, New York, Bangkok, and South America. This spring, you can enjoy the latest trends from around the world by shopping at Gaucho! Before you know it, you'll be dressed in elegant attire and looking like fashion icon, Jackie-O. You can catch this Spring Line Preview Party on April 20th, while enjoying music by Kristen King.
J. Paige pleased the crowd with lovely silhouettes for maternity and non-maternity! The color and print variety for the spring line at J. Paige are sure to please the eye, as the clothing is saturated with bold colors and fashionable prints. From skirts to embroidered tunics, J. Paige is the place to shop this spring.
The show is just getting started when bikini clad models from James Gunn hit the runway! Aside from getting you beach ready, James Gunn has the perfect professional outfits for the spring. The models presented styles for all women - from professional to a night out in Downtown Savannah, James Gunn has it all. All week long enjoy a 20% discount on the L*SPACE Swimwear Trunk Show items at James Gunn!
Mint models strutted their stuff in styles perfect for on-the-go women! Fancy, fashionable, and reasonable were how I'd describe this line. This spring you can find your must-haves at Mint Boutique with their refreshing, ready to wear designs. Don't miss the Mary Wallace Jewelry Trunk Show on April 19th at Mint!
Discover hip, local designers at Red Clover this spring and truly grasp that one-of-a-kind outfit! With bright, bold colors and prints, the Red Clover models brought it to the Fashion Show. The 2011 spring line at Red Clover is bound to excite with the perfect scarves and accessories, making your shop and one-stop shop! Enjoy Red Clover's Downtown Beach Party as they welcome their new R. C. Beachwear.
The outfit is only complete with the perfect accessory and Satchel proved that. Big bags, small bags - Satchel has the perfect purse for you! Love leather? At Satchel you can custom design bracelets, bands, and more to achieve your ideal look. They don't stop there. Their pieces encompass various worldwide trends, bringing to you a relaxed, chic, effortless appeal! Drop by Satchel on Wednesday, April 20th for a "Design Your Own..." workshop!
Terra Cotta made the fashion statement of the evening with their oversized, floppy hats! Talk about a trendsetter! Terra Cotta offers a soft, southern style in the fast-paced, modern Fashion Show. To view more of their fashion, visit the Waxing Poetic and Caro's Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, April 21st.
To close out the event, ZIA showed off amazing swimwear for the 2011 year. From monokinis to string bikinis ZIA has the perfect swimwear this spring. What's in this year? ZIA demonstrated the trend of accessorizing your beach ready attire with bold, bright jewelry! Stop by ZIA on April 21st for the Gems & Stems Spring Champagne Soiree!
Just because you missed the Fashion Show doesn't mean you've miss Savannah Fashion Week! There are plenty of fashion forward events at various boutiques around Savannah that would love for you to stop by and participate in this year's Fashion Week. Click here for a full schedule of Savannah Fashion Week events.
To view more pictures from the Fashion Show, visit our Facebook Fan Page here.
By: Brianne Baggett