News & Advance Central Virginia Fashion Week Designers - 2017

Shaun Spencer-Hester, ShuanDesign

At the age of 9, Spencer-Hester began learning to pattern clothes and sew from her grandmother Thelma Howard, a Chicago hatmaker and seamstress. She took some fashion design and architecture courses in college while majoring in interior design. Spencer Hester recently designed a custom jacket for retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin to wear during his current book tour.

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Victoria Watts
WSLS 10 Central Virginia to hold its first annual Fashion Week

LYNCHBURG, VA - Throughout the month of September, Fashion Week is celebrated across the country. And for the first time, Central Virginia is hosting its own. Organizers for Let’s Talk Fashion Virginia say throughout the week different boutiques, retailers, and fashion designers will display their products made locally and host various events.

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Victoria Watts
Lynchburg College Fashion Week is Coming to Town

‘The purpose of Central Virginia Fashion Week 2017 is to promote and generate awareness of locally owned retail stores and boutique shops in the Central Virginia area, as well as highlighting the local talent in our area, including models and emerging fashion designers,’ said Victoria Watts, the founder and executive director of Let’s Talk Fashion Virginia, which produces CVFW

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Victoria Watts
Bella Magazine Let's Talk Fashion: Emerging Trends

For the first time in Central Virginia history, Let’s Talk Fashion Virginia will present the first annual Central Virginia Fashion Week 2017! Think New York City, but in the greater Lynchburg area this fall: September 11-16. There will be in-store events happening throughout the week, including debuts from emerging fashion designers from within the Central Virginia region. 

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Victoria Watts