GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — With 27 shows on several runways, Greenville Fashion Week is spotlighting models and designers from across the country.
“We were the textile capital of the world and now we’re transitioning into a modern way, just to showcase fashion on a true runway, the new york style, right downtown on Main Street,” co-executive director Megan Heinz says.
Backstage, designer Laura Citron tells us 70s fashion is back in style. “Peasant dresses are having a really big moment right now,” she says. “They’re a throwback to prairie peasant style in the 70s.”
Her husband Andrew Clancy has designed for stars like Keisha, Beyonce and Lady Gaga.
He’s debuting a brand new space themed collection Saturday for his label Any Old Iron. Clancy says several of these will likely be seen in music videos or on magazine covers. “Half of this will go to my p.r.,” he says. “And then they will go to celebrities, so this is all the new stuff yet to be seen anywhere.”
This is the first fashion show for Harry Connick Jr.’s daughter Kate Connick, a 21-year-old former Furman University student who is now a designer.
“I originally started by the idea of rings and ribbons,” she says. “The rings represent people and the ribbons represent a shared idea and connection… I’m leaning more towards streetwear and athleisure because that’s typically something I like to wear more of.”
Her athleisure line was inspired by the women in her life, including her mother Jill Goodacre, a former Victoria’s Secret model.
“She’s always designing,” Connick says. “We’re definitely going to work together more and kind of do this like a mother daughter thing in the future.”
Greenville Fashion Week events started Wednesday and are happening Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 2pm and 5pm.
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