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Watch Savannah Fashion Week Fashion Show right here at 8 p.m. EST >>  

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Savannah Arts Academy's "Best in Show" student designer takes to the SFW Runway.

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Boho-rocker chic designer to show latest collection at Savannah Fashion Week.

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As the May 1 fashion show approaches, DeAnn Goins gets an advance look at the Forsyth Park runways.

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The runway look: “We love that luxe, sophisticated beading is making a strong presence on the runways,” says Bleubelle owner Heather Burge.  “A touch of delicate sparkle can take a simple silhouette and make it perfect for a fun Savannah night out.” The local muse: Graphic designer Emily McCarthy The must-have piece: “I love these handmade Reece Blaire stackable bauble bracelets.” » $28-$34 each at Bleubelle Boutique, 5500 Abercorn St, 355-3554   
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The runway look: Fascinated with movement in nature, Tara Kirkland says the word “togetherness” describes her runway look this year.  Onlookers can expect to see custom-made jewelry (available for purchase after the runway event in Friday’s pop-up shop), leather and a bold attitude. The must-have piece: “Dresses from our fall collection (like this one) will be available for preorder.” The local muses: “I would love to see Molly Rowe in this dress,” says Kirkland “or Lindsay Thompson!” » Custard Boutique, 422 Whitaker St., 232-4733   
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Runway look: Focused mainly on chic rompers, jumpsuits and fashion for the modern woman, Jennifer Miller Cole has curated a look that’s full of bright colors and bold patterns.  It’s fresh, chic and designed to stand out. The local muse: Staci Cannon The must-have piece: This Bella Dahl button-down pocket top. » $102 at J Paige, 107 C Charlotte Rd, 897-1525  
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The runway look: Owner Stephanie Lindley took inspiration from Audrey Hepburn to design this year’s runway show for James Gunn.  Think “tailored neutral solids for an easy sophisticated woman,” she explains, “and our swim looks for this season are comfortable and sporty California chic.” The must-have piece: “This full-coverage, black two-piece swimsuit.” The local muses: “The Whelan family!” » James Gunn, 8413 Ferguson Ave. in Sandfly, 335-1887   
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The runway look: Inspired by nautical trends in adult fashion, Sarah Jane Strickland is decking out her adorable little models in chambray, seersucker and linen. The must-have piece: “These leggings are a great transition piece for girls—perfect for shorter dresses and to wear with tunic tops,” Strickland says. » $22 at Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, 202 E. 37th St., 234-5266   
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The runway look: “Simple designs, luxurious materials” is the motto at Satchel—and it’s also the inspiration behind designer/owner Elizabeth Seeger’s runway collection. Seeger promises light, airy, neutrals mixed with metallics, monochromatic textures, white-on-white animal prints and pops of metallic in lilac, cobalt and tomato to light up the night of May 1 in Forsyth Park. The local muse: Elizabeth’s sister, Alison Seeger The must-have piece: “Our metallic leather cuff bracelets go with everything,” says Seeger “and make great hostess gifts.” » $30 - $50 at Satchel, 311 W. Broughton St., 233-1008   
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The runway look: Pop art and 1940 silhouettes captured Lindsay LeMaster’s imagination this season, so look out for artsy prints, floral patterns and reinvented classics straight from the Trunk. The local muse:  Erin Wessling. “She’s fearless when it comes to fashion—and life in general,” LeMaster says. The must-have piece:  “A crisp white collar shirt (like this one from BCBG) can be worn a million different ways.” » $58 at Trunk 13, 414 Whitaker St., 349-4129  
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The runway look:  Zia Sachedina’s Fashion Week looks are always show-stoppers, but this year he took inspiration from the birds of paradise in African jungles.  We’re sure to be wowed by his exotic jewelry and accessories. The local muses: Miriam Urizar or Stephanie Lindley The must-have piece: “(I love this) obsidian arrowhead and rock crystal necklace set in sterling silver,” Sachedina says. » $2,249 at Zia Boutique, 325 W. Broughton St, 233-3237   

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Join Savannah magazine staffers and stylists on our whirlwind tour of the 5th Annual Savannah Fashion Week, April 28-May 3.

Monday, April 28
Meet us at 11 a.m. at the corner of Broughton and Barnard streets, where we’ll be cheering on Mayor Edna Jackson as she receives the first-ever Savannah Fashion Advocate Award. Next, we’ll cruise by ZIA at noon for an early peek at Zia Sachedina’s latest jewelry label from Spain. We’ll grab salads at Butterhead Greens on our way south to Twelve Oaks for Heather Burge’s Diane von Furstenberg trunk show at BleuBelle.  Like the iconic DVF herself, Heather and her staff always know how to make us look our best. We’ll end the day at Satchel, where the talented Elizabeth Seeger will help us design our own custom leather accessories—from cuffs to koozies. D60_6538 cate steps
Tuesday, April 29
Today is the day to get ready for fun in the sun, thanks to the L*Space swim collection trunk show at James Gunn in Sandfly and Trunk 13’s Beach Bash, complete with resort wear, beach bags and other summer essentials. After an afternoon with the American Girls at Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, we’ll swing by the Mamie Ruth Studio for a trunk show and accessory bar with boho-chic designer Emily Bargeron.  Then we’re off to the Modern Bronze jewelry trunk show at Custard Boutique, where edgy owner Tara Kirkland’s parties are as singular as her store’s selection. [caption id="attachment_12849" align="aligncenter" width="432"]Sarah Jessica Parker, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld from "Mademoiselle C" Sarah Jessica Parker, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld from "Mademoiselle C"[/caption]
Wednesday, April 30
In the eye of the sartorial storm, we’ll prop our feet up and watch the feature film Mademoiselle C, a documentary about French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld—one of fashion’s most influential movers. Time Out New York said, “For fashion junkies, Mademoiselle C is like five September issues of Vogue all rolled into one.”  All for just $10 at the door of the Jepson Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. D60_7517 sav april
Thursday, May 1
For the first time ever, Savannah’s independent fashion designers are joining Fashion Week retailers for a runway extravaganza in Forsyth Park at 7 p.m.  Get the highlights in the March/April issue of Savannah magazine, and get your tickets now before they sell out. D60_5673 navy stairs
Friday, May 2
This year, we’ll be able to shop last night’s runway looks at the Savannah Fashion Week Pop-Up Shop, presented by The B Street District from noon to 7 p.m. at the corner of Broughton and Barnard.  A $5 donation at the door will support the Savannah Style Fund, providing scholarships to talented young designers. D60_7501 ivory close
Saturday, May 3
Trunk-show hop with us from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as we visit with two local designers at beloved Midtown boutiques.  Bridal whiz kid Faith Thornburg will display her collection at the whimsical new wedding design mecca, Ivory and Beau, and Kathryn Grotheer Hayes of Mix Julep will share her spring and summer collections at BleuBelle Boutique.  

Slider Credit: Photography by Beau Kester

Article Credit: Photography by Tim Willoughby

Image 1: Mix Julep red shift dress, $198 at BleuBelle Boutique.  Gold herringbone bracelet, $198 at Zia.

Image 2: Cate Lyon batik tunic, black pants and bubble necklace, call for price at Cate Lyon Studio, 238-9410.  Stingray and gold cuff, $149, and cloissone Indian wedding earrings, $49 at Zia.

Image 4: Brooke Atwood leather cage sleeve top, $480 at Brookeatwood.com. Modern earrings, $198 at Zia.  Ethel K. Schwabacher; The Rock, 1961; Telfair Museum of Art; Gift of Christopher C. Schwabacher and Brenda S. Webster, 2007.31.

Image 5: Alice & Olivia navy gown, $495 at BleuBelle Boutique.  Gold chain with raw ruby and black onyx, $149, and hand-knotted tribal ring, $50 at Zia.  Headpiece, Ikeda Feingold.

Image 6: Faith Thornburg "Scarlet" dress, $2,145 at Ivory and Beau.  Wishbone gold earrings with champagne pearl, $65, and clear quartz with beaded gold chain necklace, $149 at Zia.

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With Savannah Fashion Week approaching, Lily Fort sat down with the stylist behind our March/April cover look.

What kind of look belongs on the cover of a magazine?
Ikeda Feingold: It needs to be original and it needs to look like something you can’t just go out to the shop and buy.  If we shoot things that come from the shops in town, changing the look through accessories and the way its shot is really important to make the look more dynamic and original.  A cover has to really catch people’s attention.
How did you and designer Cate Lyon collaborate to create this piece?
We both came to the table with different designs.  I think Cate was right (that) mine were (too) simple.  She thought the dress needed to be a strong image for the cover.  She wanted the fabric to be hand-dyed with the flower pattern; it needed to be a special dress.  I definitely wanted one shoulder to be netted, and she came up with the all the draping.
It’s definitely a unique piece.  Are the flowers tie-dyed?
Yes.  Cate did it herself.  It’s kind of amazing because she did it on yards of fabric and she got the flowers in exactly the right place.  It’s a really complicated and structured dress.  I’m really surprised how well it turned out.
What was the inspiration behind the tie dye?
Cate felt strongly that it couldn't just be a solid color.  We also had time limitations. Cate made the dress in a weekend, which is amazing.  She knows how to work with silk and how to tie-dye it, so she took the fabric she had and worked with that.
So where do you think someone would wear this dress?
It’s definitely a cocktail dress, but it’s also pretty elegant.  The fabric and construction are beautiful so I think it could be worn to an event (gala, dinner party, wedding), easily.
How would you accessorize this look?
For the cover we just did a simple bracelet.  In life, definitely earrings and a bracelet, but nothing around the neck.  You don’t need a necklace because the sleeve is really beautiful.
We all know Cate for her intricate ball gowns and her work with Victoria’s Secret, but why did you choose to work with her for this Fashion Week cover?
She’s incredible; she’s designed such a variety of different types of clothing.  I think anyone who can actually make lingerie knows a woman’s body really well.  She can just look at someone and fit clothing exactly right.  She really is a master seamstress.  No one in town has her credentials and experience.  

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In town for SCAD Style, Fern Mallis shops Savannah and stops to talk about not making plans.

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Savannah Fashion Week is sweeping the city!  Look for these runway-fresh looks at independent local boutiques.

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April showers Savannah in sartorial splendor from April 15-26.  Start your fashion spree here.

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