Clothed in Hope participated in this year’s annual University of South Carolina Fashion week, hosted by the Fashion Board! The 10th annual event was held March 20-24.
Doors opened at 6 p.m. for the Student Designer Showcase at 701 Whaley on Wednesday, March 22. Before the show guest had time to walk around and shop at vendor tables. We got to set up a table for our merchandise alongside of other local shops and businesses. At 7 p.m. USC student designers presented their work to a panel of judges on a runway. One of the judges was one of our own, Meredith Walker!
It was a lively atmosphere filled with music, photographers and refreshments from a local bakery.
The Finale Show followed on Thursday, March 23. This show featured local boutiques’ and retailers’ spring collections modeled by USC students. In the show we were able to share our newest headbands, handbags, and other accessories.
Fashion Board usually does many philanthropic events for different charities during the year. This year they chose us as the sole partnership! This is huge, as it has provided us with a consistent platform for the Columbia area.
Each night we had multiple volunteers come stand at the booth and talk to the guests about what Clothed in Hope does. We had a lot of fun and are thankful to all who helped us prepare for and work the event. And a huge thank you to USC Fashion Board for your incredible support!
(Article by Haley Babbitt, Photos by Fashion Board at USC)