CHARLESTON, S.C. – Lexus Charleston Fashion Week® (Lexus CFW), one of the leading fashion weeks in the United States, is bringing a fresh, new approach to its beloved celebration with “Lexus CFW The Events,” a series of signature programs spread throughout the year.
Tickets are now on sale for the first event, taking place on Friday, March 22 – Opening Party from 4 to 8 p.m, and 8-10 p.m. for the After Party – at The Cedar Room in the Cigar Factory. Purchase tickets for both, or choose one.
A “celebration of style,” this kick-off event will include curated pop-up shops, a beauty bar, the newest in fashion and trends, and more. Tickets start at $35 and include access to ‘The Event’ starting at 4 p.m. with a complimentary champagne toast from Lexus. The evening starts with a performance from local dance troop, Peace Love Hip Hop and continues with a series of fashion presentations from Francis + Benedict, Opera Recycles, and Hunter Bell NYC at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.
Francis + Benedict will launch its S/S19 collection including a first-time finale couture piece and will feature Deninufay African Dance & Drum Production, a Charleston-based entertainment company. Opera Recycles, a brand that converts opera playbills into wearable fashion, will debut its Paris Fashion Week collection for the first time in the U.S. at Lexus CFW with a performance from Xela Pinkerton and Jonathan White of Charlotte based Opera Carolina. Hunter Bell NYC brings a fashion twist with its Charleston meets Houston pre-fall collection, complete with local bluegrass music by Pluff Mud String Band.
Participants and pop-up shops during this event will include:
o ABP Makeup
o little fish BOATEAK
o Lordis Loft – AVEDA
o Maris DeHart
o Paige Creates
o RHODES BOUTIQUE
o Scraps of Magic
o Sweats Boutique
o Zinnialou Jewlery Designs, CFW 2018 Emerging Accessory Designer Winner
This opening event has experiences ranging from the latest Lexus luxury vehicles and spring fashion looks to a special Milagro Tequila tastings and local food trucks. Guests can strike a pose at the #LexusCFW Step & Repeat and photo-booth, test lip colors or visit the Lexus Lounge for a live fashion illustration and try the Color Me Nail Bar. Be on time for a dynamic opening performance from local dance troop, Peace Love Hip Hop. At 8 p.m. the party kicks into high gear with a performance from Charleston’s own Ninja Warrior, Kyle K-Otic and DJ Trailmix spinning till 10 p.m.
Each of the quarterly events (March, June, September, and November) will deliver unique fashion experiences to attendees in varied venues throughout downtown Charleston with Hendrick Lexus Charleston once again as Title Sponsor.
Subsequent events include:
• June 14, 2019: Women’s Fashion Event at Memminger Auditorium // A multi-media event showcasing top brands and style-makers on and off the runway.
• September 12, 2019: Men’s Fashion Event at South Carolina Society Hall // This event will feature the style and charm of the modern, Southern man.
• November: Holiday Shopping Event // Details to come.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit charlestonfashionweek.com or @chasfashweek.
About Lexus Charleston Fashion Week®
Showcasing fashion designers, retailers, and models, the 13th annual Lexus Charleston Fashion Week® (Lexus CFW) is one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Named a Top 20 Event for March by the Southeast Tourism Society, this multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events. The 2018 event featured more than 40 runway shows, 8,100 attendees, the Emerging Designer Competition, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition™.