On night three, it not only rained, it poured. Being fashionable on a rainy day outdoors is not the easiest thing to do. Luckily, there are a number of places on the Charleston Fashion Week® campus at Marion Square to take shelter. My intern got to the media tent early last night, and when she met me to pick up my computer, I asked her, "How does it look out there?" She replied, "There's a lot of black, and people aren't really walking around." What this means is that a number of people were taking shelter at the Style Lounge (and bar) or at the VIP tent sponsored by Gwynn's. This made for a hell of a rowdy night once the rain let up and intermission happened. Thursday night was fun.
Now back to what people were wearing. There WAS a lot of black, and even one attendee, ShinHae Yoon, put it all on the line with her shirt that said "To Wear Black Or Not To Wear Black." Enough said. What you wear is always a choice. Like we said on our #CHSFW Day 1 Street Style post, clothing is your arsenal to the world. We also predicted unpredictable weather, and viola—there was rain! Thursday night required clever handling of the elements in many cases, and some people just wanted to brighten things up a little. Others just wanted to hang out and have a cocktail (or four).
Check out the slideshow above for a few more of our favorites.
Designer Richelle Valenzuela (l) and model ShinHae Yoon
Jacket: Scotch & Soda
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Designer Carlos Campos (l), Miguel (c), and Lufti (r)
All apparel by Carlos Campos unless otherwise noted.
Shoes: Retro Nike
Shoes: Cole Haan
Bag: Phillip Lim
Shoes: Johnston & Murphy
Blazer: Banana Republic
Shirt: Steel & Jelly
Tie: Social Primer
Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: from the Internet
Angharad Jones, Charleston Magazine PR and Marketing Manager
Jumpsuit: Whitney Rife
Jewelry and scarf: Hidden Countship
Adam Zhu (l), web developer at Obviouslee Marketing, and Zac Mallard, creative director at Empire Apothecary
Shoes: Rick Owens
Abigail Marie, owner of Nonpareil Photography
Pants and faux-fur vest: from China
Bag: from South America
Top: Thrift store
Jewelry: Collected over the years—mad love for star-shaped jewelry.
Robert Blake, Visual Merchndiser at Gucci
Pants: Calvin Klein
Blazer: Vintage Langston of Princeton, NJ from Cavortress (Check out that hand-sewn label! And the fabric is batiked by hand.)
Robe: 1940s silk embossed and hand-painted with Sumi-e Haori (Kimono outer jacket), Thrifted, Clarence, NY
Necklaces: Larger/multi stone: 1920s druzy and sterling (gifted from a client); Solitaire: gifted, Union Diamond
Umbrella: 1940s bamboo/vinyl parisol (it works as an umbrella!), Gypsy Lady Antiques
Dress: Vintage Dolce & Gabbana
Chopsticks: 1920s ebony and paua shell, gifted
Mollie Howey, painter
Stockings: Victoria's Secret
Garter Belt: Bits of Lace
Shoes: Kenneth Cole