Savannah Fashion Night set to take over Broughton St. – WJCL News

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The 4th Annual Savannah Fashion Night kicks-off tonight in the Hostess City. More than 2 dozen retailers are shutting down Broughton St. for a night of fashion fun & you’re invited.

Here are the details:

The City of Savannah will create a pedestrian-only shopping environment Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., by closing down the core of Broughton Street, from Montgomery St. to Drayton St. Retailers from all over the city will join shop owners downtown to showcase the best the region has to offer in fashion, art and design.

Two stages will be set up on each side of Broughton Street to present fashion shows by local retailers and designers, as well as musical performances by local bands and DJs. There will be VIP parties hosted by select sponsors, retailer giveaways, entertainment and food.

On Thursday afternoon, the north and south streets along Broughton Street, between Montgomery and Drayton Streets, will close at 3:00 p.m. Jefferson, Bull and Barnard Streets will close at 5:30 p.m.

Last year, over 30 approved retailers participated, attracting over 5,000 pedestrians from across the United States, including Florida, Georgia, California, Texas, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, New York and Puerto Rico.

This year’s retailers 2014 Savannah’s Fashion Night include: Bleubelle Boutique, Charleston Shoe Company, Civvies, Copper Penny, fab’rik, Go Fish Clothing, Half Moon Outfitters, Ivory & Beau, J. Parker Ltd., Kathi Rich, M Liz Designs, Mamie Ruth Designs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Matilda Jane, One Eleven Boutique, Palm Avenue, Paris Market, Pretty & Peach Boutique, Rivers & Glen, Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, Satchel, Sylvester & Co., Terra Cotta, Trunk 13, Veronica’s Closet, Villa Savannah and Zia Boutique.

Local Savannah DJ’s PDK Sounds and DJ Will Rock will anchor each stage beginning at 7 p.m. as local Savannah boutiques feature their fashion in a series of runway shows. The evening’s finale is anchored by two fashion shows, one on each stage, curated by lead stylist Ashley Borders and set to live music. Savannah Stopover alum Dent May will play the Drayton Street Stage. The Montgomery Street runway finale will feature rising stars GEMS, the fashion forward Washington D.C. duo who have already been featured in Nylon and W Magazines as well as The New York Times.

Kayne Lanahan, CEO of MusicFile Productions, which is curating all of the music for the event, said, “We are thrilled to be bringing nationally recognized talent across a wide range of musical genres to Savannah’s premier Fashion event. From the danceable, retro pop vibes of Dent May to the modern and ethereal dream wave of Washington D.C.’s rising stars, GEMS; the live runway shows will bring to life the inextricable link between music and fashion.”

Both bands will play at the official Savannah’s Fashion Night after party at Ampersand. In addition, the Broughton Street VIP Tent will feature a third band, Columbia Records recording artist Matrimony, whose ‘harmonies and heels’ aesthetic represents the best of the new south.

This year’s Savannah’s Fashion Night sponsors include Ben Carter Enterprises, Art Rise Savannah, Critz, Savannah Magazine, Savannah Morning News, South Magazine, Judge Realty, Southern Motors, Shop My Savannah, Halo Models, Cecilia Russo Marketing and more.

Join local artists, retailers, designers and entertainers as they flood Broughton St. for the region’s most iconic shopping and entertainment extravaganza. For additional information, visit www.savannahsfashionnight.com

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