On September 4, Broughton Street, from Montgomery Street to Drayton Street, will be roped off, only allowing foot traffic to explore the esteemed shopping destination and celebrate Savannah’s fashion scene with live music, a series of runway shows and fashion workshops.
For a night of full-fledged fashion, this event needed not one, but two stages. The first will set up on Broughton Street at Drayton Street, and the other at Montgomery Street. Starting at 7 p.m., local DJ’s PDK Sounds and Will Rock, will provide the music as models strut up and down the runways in a series of fashion shows by several designers and stores.
For this special night, nearby retailers will keep their doors open extra late for fun late night shopping sprees. But that’s not the only fun attendees can participate in. This year Art Rise Savannah will present “Art on the Streets,” to highlight local artists and bring all kinds of activities out to the streets, including an open-air gallery, live painting, fashion illustration workshops and live t-shirt printing.
“Art Rise Savannah is incredibly excited to partner with Savannah’s Fashion Night to highlight and support Savannah’s burgeoning fashion and business communities,” said Clinton Edminster, Executive Director of Art Rise Savannah.
On Barnard Street, guests will find an open-air gallery with four independent works of art paired a “look” designed by local stylist, Nathan Saludez. There will also be a live painting performance by Jose Ray and workshops on the fundamentals of Fashion Illustration throughout the night, while Steam Printing showcases the process of transferring illustrations onto t-shirts.
The evening will end with a finale show on each stage, both curated by one of Savannah’s leading stylists – Ashley Borders. Dent May, a Savannah Stopover alum, will perform on the Drayton Street Stage while GEMS, the fashion forward Washington D.C. duo, performs on the Montgomery Street Stage. The official after party at Ampersand will feature both bands and starts at 11 p.m.
“From the danceable, retro pop vibes of Dent May to the modern and ethereal dream wave of Washington D.C.’s rising stars, GEMS, the live runway shows will bring to life the inextricable link between music and fashion,” said said Kayne Lanahan, CEO of MusicFile Productions, who is curating all of the music for the event
There will be also special performance by Matrimony, a Columbia Records recording artist from Charlotte, South Carolina, as well as retailer giveaways and food at the official VIP Tent, which will be located at on Broughton Street between Whitaker and Barnard.