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March 19-23 / 2013 
Marion Square
Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina

 

Showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, Charleston Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America since its founding in 2007. Held March 19-23rd, 2013 under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, this five-night celebration will feature more than 35 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition: East, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition. Accredited with launching the careers of numerous up-and-coming fashion designers and models, this true multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events. Charitable partners for 2013 are still being finalized, but previous partners have included Center For Women, Lowcountry AIDS Services, and MUSC Childrens Hospital.

Charleston Fashion Week® Mission & Goal:
• To produce, manage, and organize a world-class annual fashion event in Charleston, SC
• Showcase emerging designer and model talent, truly becoming a “pathway to New York”
• Increase awareness and media impressions for sponsors, runway participants, and local retailers
• Increase economic development for the region’s fashion, design, and retail communities

2012 CFW Attendance & Event Highlights:
• 7,500 event attendees
• CFW 2012 received more than 49 million media impressions
• Nightly sold-out events & chic after-parties throughout the city
• Over 500k visitors to www.charlestonfashionweek.com in 2012
• 376k unique visitors to www.charlestonfashionweek.com in March 2012  112 accredited media on-site for CFW 2012
• Reach of 2 million via Facebook week of CFW 2012
• Total economic impact of $2.4 million

2013 Charleston Fashion Week® Events:
• July/August 2012: Emerging Designer Competition: East application process launches
• Fall/Winter 2012: Rock The Runway Model Competition Castings
• December 2012: CFW & Fashion Panel announces the Emerging Designer Competition: East "Talented 20"
• January 2013: Emerging Designer "Talented 20" Party
• March 19-23, 2013: Runway Shows
• March 22, 2013: Rock The Runway Model Competition
• March 23, 2013: Charleston Weddings magazine’s Spring Bridal Show
• March 23, 2013: Emerging Designer Finals

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