‘Simon Fashion Now’ Runway Show comes to SouthPark Mall
HIGHLIGHTS FALL/WINTER STYLES AT SOUTHPARK ON OCTOBER 19 & 20
Runway Fashion Shows, Style Stops and Trends & Friends Night
Benefiting Autism Speaks
This fall, fashionistas embark on a veritable style adventure as seasonal trends arrive in Charlotte during Simon Fashion Now™. The weekend features free runway shows, beauty events and more at SouthPark on October 19 & 20. Stylish shoppers can discover new looks and spot chic must-haves from the hottest stores at SouthPark. Featuring budget-friendly choices, style splurges and everything in between, Simon Fashion Now navigates couture-conscious shoppers through the excitement of high-fashion runway shows.
“Shoppers are always looking to bring updated styles to their wardrobes… without the fuss. Since all featured looks are immediately available in participating stores, Simon Fashion Now offers unique accessibility — bringing the drama of the runway right into Charlotte residents’ closets,” said Jacque Ellis, vice president of corporate special events for Simon Property Group. “The Simon Fashion Now team looks forward to ushering in the fall and winter fashion seasons with a stylish event in Charlotte.”
Runway shows will take place at SouthPark. Yet unlike the industry shows that preview styles unavailable for several months, Simon Fashion Now makes the hottest men’s, women’s and children’s fashions of the season accessible; every look from the runway can be immediately found at store within the mall.
Simon Fashion Now events begin at SouthPark on Friday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Circle Court with Trends & Friends Night. Shoppers can expect to see an abundance of styles for men and women ranging from casual weekend wear and stylish outfits for the office, to show-stopping looks for a night on the town.
Between runway shows, shoppers can sample bites from Häagen-Dazs, Crunch Salads and City Tavern, mini-makeovers and more from Aveda, Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery and Carmen! Carmen! Prestige Salon & Spa and get fashion inspiration from across the globe. The evening includes lively shows, rivaling major fashion industry catwalk productions, with open seating surrounding the stage in Center Court.
A series of fashion shows begins at 5:30 p.m., including a special Design Wars competition at 7:30 p.m. Design Wars features models from WBTV News showcasing looks from local Charlotte designers. Each featured design is inspired by a child selected by the event’s nonprofit partner, Autism Speaks. The child-designer duos will meet to discuss their favorite hobbies, activities and dreams, which will be incorporated into the runway styles. In addition, shoppers can participate in a silent auction benefiting Autism Speaks between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.