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  • A student models a design at the USC Fashion Board Designer Showcase fashion show.

University of South Carolina Fashion Week

Founded in 2008, the annual event draws attention and visitors from all over South Carolina and beyond. Fashion Week is planned and produced by UofSC Fashion Board and sponsored by Belk.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2020 Fashion Week on Feb. 24-26!

Information about the 2021 Fashion Week will be posted as it becomes available.


Famed designer Coco Chanel said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” The members of the UofSC Fashion Board put her words into action each spring with UofSC Fashion Week.

Events are open to the public and include career development, networking, social events and the main Finale Show. The show includes a Student Designer Showcase that gives budding designers a chance to show off their fashion design skills. Partnerships with retail businesses are a big part of Fashion Week, and they take center stage as local boutiques and leading retailers put their spring collections on display (with help from student models) during the Finale Show.

UofSC students interested in participating in the Student Designer Showcase must read the Designer Showcase Guidelines and complete the Designer Showcase Sign Up Form. If you have additional questions, you may email Adaja Leverett at adaja@email.sc.edu for more information. The contest is open to all UofSC students and scholarships of up to $500 will be awarded to this year's winners.

Thank you to UofSC Student Government for their help in funding Fashion Week 2020!

UofSC Fashion Week 2020

Schedule of Events:

Keynote speaker Katy Bellotte

Join us to kick off Fashion Week 2020 with fashion-forward Keynote Speaker Katy Bellotte. Bellotte is creates in many types of media — from video, podcasting and social media to photography, graphic design and more. She rose in popularity on YouTube with her channel ​HelloKaty​ and has since expanded into podcasting with ​Thick & Thin​. After college, she landed a dream job working in social and digital media at L’Oreal. Bellotte then pivoted to pursue her passions working for herself at the end of 2019. Come hear from her about all things creative, staying inspired, her career paths and moving to New York after college. Bring your questions to chat with Katy after the talk!

Location:​ TBD
Time:​ 7:00 p.m.

Free Barre at The Well Collective

At Fashion Board, we value wellness just as much as we value style. Come move your body and relax with a free barre class at Columbia’s cutest space, The Well Collective. Spots are limited to Fashion Board members only and are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Look for a Google sign-up the week of Fashion Week. Please bring your own yoga mat!

Location: The Well Collective Cafe, 3000 Rosewood Dr. #5
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Fields of Fashion x Belk: Fashion Board Finale Show 2020 and 
Student Designer Showcase

UofSC’s chicest event of the year! Join us at the fabulous 701 Whaley for the grand finale of the week, the finale fashion show, sponsored by Belk. The big event will feature new collections from Belk, Dakotas, Wildflower, Vestique, Fab’rik, Ever Row, and My Kim Collection, all modeled by UofSC students. Enjoy meeting vendors, shopping, food and a showcase of sustainable student designs. Doors open at 6 and the show will begin promptly at 7. Attendance is free and open to the public, although donations are encouraged.

Location: 701 Whaley
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. show begins at 7 p.m.

About Fashion Board

Fashion Board at UofSC is a student organization committed to helping its members achieve both personal and professional growth in the fashion, beauty and retail industries. Through various philanthropic events and industry collaborations, the Board strives to give members real-world experience in event planning, styling, visual merchandising, public relations and other disciplines.

Sponsored by the Department of Retailing and College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, Fashion Board is open to students from any major.  Learn more about how to join UofSC Fashion Board now.


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