Fashion Plate for Dec. 6, 2012

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Charleston Fashion Week has selected the Top Design 20 semifinalists to compete in its sixth annual Emerging Designer Competition: East March 19-23, in conjunction with Charleston Fashion Week. Charleston Fashion Week has also selected a winner for its Emerging Bridal Design Competition.

The top semifinalists will each create a full fall 2013 collection to be debuted on Charleston Fashion Week’s runway this March before judges select one grand prize winner. In addition, Brooke Ray has been selected as the 2013 Emerging Bridal Design winner, and will debut her collection at the Spring Bridal Show March 23.

The semifinalists are: Afriyie Poku, Callie Nichol, Cassidy Brown, Clarissa Arocena and Bryan Datinguinoo, Hope Wallace, Hyemin Cho, Jazsalyn McNeil, Karen Hulse, Katherine Barron, Kendra Duplantier, Kita Nolley, Lulu Long, Mary Katherine Schweitzer, Megan Huntz, Monisha Pillai, Roz Morris, Sabrina Spanta, Serena da Conceicao, Stephanie Waldrip and Victoria Cid.

More Than A Label… A Fashion Show Fundraiser is at 7 tonight at Sanctuary Hall in Mount Pleasant. The event is a fundraiser for Maia Moms, which supports single moms and their children on the journey to independence. The fashion show was developed by students at The Art Institute with models from Millie Lewis Model and Talent Agency. Ayoka Lucas, style director for Charleston Fashion Week, will host the event. Tickets are $35 each or $60 per couple.

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