Fashion week creator speaks at Small Business Lunch

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013

The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse will present Ayoka Lucas, creative director of Charleston Fashion week, for the monthly Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, March 7.

Ayoka Lucas is the creative visionary behind Charleston Magazine’s wildly successful Charleston Fashion Week (CFW). Showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, CFW has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in the U.S. since its founding in 2007.

Charleston Fashion Week is about business. There are more than 7,500 attendees, nightly sold-out events and chic after-parties throughout the city, delivering more than $2.4 million of economic impact to Charleston. Held March 19-23 under the tents in Marion Square in downtown Charleston, this five-night celebration will feature more than 35 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition East, the Spring Bridal Show and the Rock the Runway Model Competition.

Lucas joined the Charleston Magazine team in 2003 as style editor, producing the magazine’s monthly Style File, quarterly fashion features and ongoing style blog. Lucas also serves as style editor for Charleston Home and Charleston Weddings magazines and as a contributing fashion correspondent on NBC News 2, ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, and 95sx-FM’s Two Girls & a Guy in the Morning show.

Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with imaginative mid-day cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.

Tickets are $28 per person for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Limited seating of 65 participants provides an intimate experience with each speaker.

Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking, validated at the event, is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.

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