SAVANNAH FASHION WEEK 2014 ANNOUNCES IT WILL FEATURE DESIGNERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

March 18, 2014

SFW 2014 Retail Partners and Designers

to Showcase their Collections in Forsyth Park on May 1

 

SAVANNAH, GA (March 18, 2014) -- Savannah Fashion Week 2014 has announced that, for the first time, Savannah designers will present their collections at SFW's runway show, to be held on Thursday, May 1 at Forsyth Park. Original outfits from nine Savannah designers will be showcased along with the latest fashion from SFW's retail partners.

 

"Savannah has nurtured and produced some extraordinary fashion designers," says Heather Burge, President of Savannah Fashion Week 2014 and owner of BleuBelle Bridal. "We're so excited to be able to show their work on the runway. Combined with the latest fashions presented by our amazing retail partners, this year's Savannah Fashion Week promises to be the biggest one yet."

 

The 2014 participating retailers include BleuBelle, Custard Boutique, J. Paige, James Gunn, Red Clover Boutique, Sara Jane Children's Boutique, Satchel, Trunk 13 and Zia Boutique.

 

This year's participating designers include:

     ⁃  Brooke Atwood presenting clothes from the second season of her Brooke

        Atwood collection -- "modern day western wear meets downtown chic rock-n-

        roll,"

     ⁃  Catherine Fain showcasing her 2014 Spring Ramey Rhodes line inspired by a

        'jet-set' attitude with pieces that are easily packable and wearable,

     ⁃  Cate Lyon, owner of Cate Lyon Studio,

     ⁃  Faith Thornburg, winner of ELLE Magazine's Fashion Next Award, showing her

        bridal line inspired by the "romance of Savannah,"

     ⁃  Emily Bargeron showing pieces from her Mamie Ruth collection,

     ⁃  Kathryn Hayes presenting items from her Fall 2014 and Resort 2014 Mix Julep

        line, the later of which is inspired by the "steel magnolia,"

     ⁃  Nicole Edge, owner of Kleon's Sewing Studio in Savannah, whose line is 60's

        mod inspired,

     ⁃  Troy Allen, Savannah Arts Academy student and winner of the 2014 Junk2Funk

        fashion show who'll be showing his collection of sportswear inspired by 'Cowboys

        vs. Indians,' and

     ⁃  featured designer April Johnston, "Project Runway" and "Project Runway All-

        Stars" contestant, presenting her Mangled Courtesan line and who promises "a lot of surprise in           this collection."

 

Savannah Fashion Week runs from April 28 - May 3, 2014. Celebrating its fifth year, it showcases the best of Savannah design, including fashion, accessories and jewelry. The weeklong celebration will be highlighted by the runway show on Thursday, May 1 which will take place in Forsyth Park.

Tickets for Savannah Fashion Week are currently on sale. For more information, log onto www.savannahfashionweek.org.

 

Press Contact:
Andy Shearer
Orange PR & Marketing

andy@orangeprm.com

917-742-9795

 

Brianne Halverson

Orange PR & Marketing

brianne@orangeprm.com

646-283-5817 

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