20 designers reach semifinals of Charleston Fashion Week

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Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week (CFW) is proud to announce the long-awaited Emerging Designer Top Design 20 semifinalists for CFW 2014.

Officially called the Emerging Designer Competition: East presented by Benefitfocus, the Top Design 20 were selected from the 175 applicants who applied for the coveted opportunity to showcase their talent on a nationally recognized runway.

The five-day event showcases collections by emerging designers, spectacular designer runway shows, glamorous style lounge, and after-parties.

Scheduled for March 18-22, 2014, Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week will continue its mission to serve as a pipeline to career success for undiscovered talent in fashion design. CFW, in its eighth year, offers aspiring designers exposure and mentorship from fashion industry leaders.

This years fashion panel includes New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis, fashion designers Sarah Parrott and Nikki Poulos, and Cator Sparks fashion industry journalist; Editor in Chief, TheManual.com.

Semifinalists will show their collections in groups of five each night—Tuesday through Friday—with hopes of moving on to Saturday’s Finale event. There finalists, in front of both fashion industry leaders and a large audience, will compete for the CFW Emerging Designer: East title and the Grand Prize.

The 2014 Emerging Designers Competition: East semifinalists chosen to début their collections at CFW are:

Angela Bacskocky, Virginia

Anna Toth, North Carolina

Cori Spade, North Carolina

Deanna Ansara, New York

Ebony White, New York

Felicia Barth-Aasen, Georgia

Justin LeBlanc, North Carolina

Kaitlyn Machos, South Carolina

Leah and Rebecca Plante, New York

Maria-Teresa Peña, New York

Noelle Stanley, South Carolina

Nkundwe Kasyanju, New York

Paola Ricardo, New York

Rebecca Walker, North Carolina

Sarah and AnnaKay Winford, Alabama

Stephanie J. Perry, Georgia

Terese Brown, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Saini, North Carolina

Yuyan He, Georgia

Zachary Howell, Georgia.

About Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week

Showcasing fashion designers, retailers, and models, Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America.

Named the Biggest Style Event in the South by The Daily South and profiled on CNN, this multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events. The 2013 event held under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, featured more than 45 runway shows, the Spring Bridal Show, Emerging

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