South Park Magazine

Local designers compete for $1,000

Is it me, or has the fashion scene in Charlotte been hoppin’ lately? Up next is Thursday’s In Style Around the World event, featuring two runway presentations at Metropolitan, 1100 Metropolitan Ave.

Lotus boutique will kick things off at 7p with a presentation of their Summer Collection, which promises to visit the Mexican Riviera to the Sahara Desert.

Up next will be the vitaminwater-inspired fashion show, in which seven local designers will showcase one look each has created, drawing inspiration from the vitaminwater collection of beverages. The winning designer will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

The work of designers Franklin Headen, Stamatina Vassilaras, Erika Diamond, Tara Davis, Cigi Guzman, Hannalei Taylor and Caleb Clark will be judged by Susu Bear of Scoop Charlotte, Joey Hewell, fashion editor of Seen Uptown magazine, and fashion blogger T Strong.

The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 per person to benefit Dress for Success Charlotte.