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
Angharad Jones, Charleston Magazine PR and Marketing Manager
Jumpsuit: Whitney Rife
Jewelry and scarf: Hidden Countship
Shoes: Rick Owens
Abigail Marie, owner of Nonpareil Photography
Pants and faux-fur vest: from China
Hat: Vintage, Mr. John
Shoes: Miu Miu
Bag: Alexander Wang
Jewelry: David Yurman
Josef Myers, owner of That Level
Jacket: from Korea
Shirt: Five Four Club
Robe: 1940s silk embossed and hand-painted with Sumi-e Haori (Kimono outer jacket), Thrifted, Clarence, NY
Umbrella: 1940s bamboo/vinyl parisol (it works as an umbrella!), Gypsy Lady Antiques
Dress: Vintage Dolce & Gabbana