Larika Page Wins “Emerging Designer”!

LARIKA PAGE WINS the 2010 CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITON!

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The 4th annual Charleston Fashion Week, produced by Charleston magazine, was held March 16-20, 2010, in the historic city of Charleston, SC. The show is a blended merge of regional retailers and emerging designers.

Featured at the event were more than 30 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition: Southeast sponsored by the Art Institute of Charleston, a Style Lounge, the Catwalk for Kids auction and luncheon, Rock The Runway model competition, Stiletto Stampede, a Bridal Couture show featuring Project Runway finalist Carol Hannah Whitfield and a number of chic after-parties.

Charitable partners for 2010 included MUSC Children’s Hospital, Center For Women, and Lowcountry AIDS Services. Over $250K was raised during the Catwalk For Kids benefit!

This year’s CFW winners include Georgia’s Larika Page – whose Alexander McQueen inspired piece solidified her title at the Emerging Designer Competition: Southeast – and People’s Choice designer Barbara Beach.

CFW creative director Ayoka Lucas reflects: “Fashion camp may be over, but during the next few months, the success stories will come to light, the contacts made will start to forge business relationships, and the ripple affect of the event will be tangible,” she says. “For many this is a significant stepping stone for their careers.”

Winner Larika Page is grateful for the exposure. “Being a part of Charleston Fashion Week was the best experience I have had as an up-and-coming designer! Just making it to the semifinals provided a huge platform to display my work. It provided the perfect jumpstart for me in chasing my dream!”

To learn more about the 2010 Charleston Fashion Week® or to view images from all the affiliated events, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.

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