Charleston Fashion Week 2015

As a destination to see and to be seen, Zero Café + Bar is proud to be a supporter of the 8th annual Charleston Fashion Week (CFW).  Between rocking the runway and shopping the Style Lounge, we invite you to kick up your  stilettos and enjoy craft cocktails in the Courtyard or in our intimate lounge followed by dinner in the cafe prepared by Executive Chef Vinson Petrillo, a two-time winner of Chopped and recently named 30 under 30 by Zagat NYC.

Taking place March 17-21, CFW 2015 is a five-night celebration of all things style. With a plethora of talented designers and over 35 runway shows this year, Fashion Week is sure to be a success. In addition to the runways, chic after-parties, and interactive entertainment, CFW also hosts the Rock the Runway Model Competition, casting a national spotlight on up-and-coming models. Past winners have gone on to sign exclusive modeling contracts with some of the top agencies world wide, further securing CFW’s reputation as one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Get dressed to the nines, grab some cocktails, and strut over to Historic Downtown Charleston to enjoy the fashion week festivities!

Photo Credit: Larry Monteith

Photo Credit: Johnathan Balliet

Designer Duos

This years designer panel consists of several creative duos. We’ve summarized their savvy looks into a couple words to help you choose which ones to watch.

Andie Enomoto and Taylor Kaclik: Brooklyn, New York. Women’s RTW. one-of-a-kind patterns & uptown funk.

Bernadette Jeudy and Roxanne Walton: Spring Valley, NY. Men’s RTW. rejuvenated prep.

Sarah Hazel Cannon and Rachel Cole Cannon: Raleigh, NC. Women’s RTW. Posh night-out.

Daniel Velasco and Ryan Workman: Savannah Georgia. Evening. Swanky gowns.

Johannah Hickey and Orea Guthrie: Savannah Georgia. Women’s RTW. Simple shapes with subtle hipster vibes.

Julie Le and Sean Mueller: Raleigh, North Carolina. Women’s RTW. Sophisticated mod.


Style Lounge

Fashion week is more than just catwalks! In addition to the runway shows, there will be a deluxe Style Lounge where guests can shop for a wide-range of clothing and accessories throughout the event. Each day, the Style Lounge will showcase items from handfuls of different designers.

Some of the featured brands not to miss:

#1. Bluegrass Belts: Premium, saddle quality bridle leather belts with monogrammed brass nameplates. High-quality products handmade in Kentucky.

#2: Zass Design: Mother-daughter designer duo of sustainable jewelry. Great if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind funky statement piece!

#3: DeClare Cakes: Who doesn’t love divinely delicious sweet treats?

Zero-in on fashion pannel member, Fern Mallis.

In order to judge some of the hottest upcoming designers and models, one needs to have an impressive fashionista resume. As the founder of New York Fashion Week in 1993, international fashion and design consultant Fern Mallis definitely has the prerequisites.  After the success of Mallis’ work in introducing America to fashion week with  7th on Sixth Productions, she became Senior VP of IMG Fashion. In this role she headed-up fashion weeks in Miami, Berlin, Moscow, Sydney, and other places around the globe. In 2010, Mallis left IMG to start her own fashion and design consultantcy, Fern Mallis LLC. Throughout her career, Mallis has been quoted on various shows including America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway. Mallis also a hosts a weekly program with NYC’s world-class cultural center 92nd St and Y. In her program Fashion Icons w/ Fern Mallis, conversations have been had with some of the most iconic names in the industry including: Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Mar Jacobs, Vera Wang and a handful of others.

Photo Credits: Johnathan Balliet

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