Jun 3, 2016 - News

2 upcoming Charlotte fashion weeks you’ll want to attend



Charlotte has a pretty vibrant fashion scene and if you’re not on the inside, you may never know it.

There are fashion week events all over the world that bring together designers in one week and one city. These cities are taken over by industry people, designers, bloggers, photographers and fashion-lovers to celebrate the industry and have a glimpse into upcoming seasons.

The fact that Charlotte has multiple shows throughout the year gives us a chance to appreciate the designers that call Charlotte home and for foreign designers to show to a new, potentially untapped audience.

For being such a banking and corporate heavy town, we tend to forget the creatives that work just as hard and find passion amongst the office buildings that line uptown and corporate centers trickled throughout Charlotte.

Giving different genres of fashion their own week means that we understand and are ready to put focus on those who chose to chase creativity.

Here are two fashion weeks coming up in the next 12 days.

Charlotte Swim Week 

Produced by Lace International, benefitting Jill’s Wish

Saturday, June 4, at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Doors open at 6 p.m. (cocktails and pop-up shop) and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $35-$60 (purchase here)


Featuring swimwear from local designers including:

  • Cherry Bomb Swimwear
  • Shawn Monique Designs
  • Red Siren Swimwear
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Aguallo

And national and international designers including:

  • Trefle Designs (British Virgin Islands)
  • Cocksox (Syndney, Austrailia)
  • Mermania: Alabama
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Aguallo

NC Fashion Association Style Week 

June 15-18, 2016, at Le Meridian Hotel
Doors open at 6 p.m. and every night shows will start at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $20-$165 (purchase here)

Photo via Facebook

The schedule is as follows: 

June 15

  • The Art Institute of Charlotte
  • Starr Sutton
  • Retailer Showcase
  • Terrence Henderson
  • Tygerian Lace

June 16

  • Fashion and Compassion
  • Aubrey Busek
  • Retailer Showcase
  • The Mack Couture
  • Koko Nanga
  • Priya Saluja

June 17

  • Enemy 2 Fashion
  • Pixton Design Group
  • Retailer Showcase
  • Alicia Patricia
  • Cherry Bomb Swimwear
  • Jerrick Gray
  • Stevie Boi

June 18

  • Tumbler and Tipsy – Michael Kaluva
  • Ritu Selects
  • Moniquea Renee
  • Retailer Showcase
  • Zarankova NY
  • Ladaska Mechelle
  • Finale: Irina Shabayeva

Connect with Swim Week

Swim Week Website<br/>Facebook<br/>Instagram<br/>Twitter

Connect with NCFA Style Week

NCFA Style Week Website<br/>Facebook<br/>Instagram<br/>Twitter<br/>

Cover images courtesy of Jonathan Aguallo of Aguallo Studios


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