After Daniel D.’s dulcet violin tones kicked off the evening and three retail runway presentations from favorites Cavortress, Ike Behar, The Art Institute of Charleston whet this Lowcountry town’s fashion appetite – five contestants vied for Tuesday’s People’s Choice and Emerging Designer win. Rebecca Walker, Maria-Teresa Peña, Kaitlyn Machis, Cori Spade and Stephanie J. Perry competed at Day Two of Baker Motors Charleston Fashion Week. And the runway rocked.
As at the evening prior, one designer walked away with both accolades after suspense heightened during the impeccable tailoring at David Hart’s runway presentation. Kaitlyn Machos, who electrified the crowd with her “Exposed” collection, based on shattered glass and emotional vulnerability, took home the glory, and now awaits Saturday’s finalists catwalk evening!