Belk Announces Finalists of the 2015 Southern Designer Showcase
Finalists compete in Charlotte for the chance to have their designs sold at Belk & on belk.com
Feb 27, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 27, 2015 – Belk today announced the finalists of the company’s 2015 Southern Designer Showcase competition. Selected from nearly 300 entries, the 19 finalists will go on to compete for the opportunity to have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on belk.com in Spring 2016.
The selected finalists will present their designs to a panel of Belk judges at the company’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 16, 2015. The judges will select the winners, who will be presented on May 14, 2015, during a celebration event at Belk Headquarters.
The Southern Designer Showcase competition was open to designers of Women’s Apparel, Men’s Apparel, Kid’s Apparel, Shoes and Women’s Accessories, who were 18 or older and currently live in the South or have a strong connection to the region.
2015 Southern Designer Showcase Finalists:
Ann Hoang, Grand Prairie, Texas
Company: Ann Hoang by Ann Hoang
Katherine Todd, New York, New York
Briana Long, Cary, North Carolina
Company: Briana Dione
Courtney Edwards and Allison Edwards, Dallas, Texas
Company: City + Sky
Donna Kinley, Gastonia, North Carolina
Leslie Thompson, Byers, Texas
Company: Dusty Rocker Boots
Edward Jones, Spring Hill, Tennessee
Company: Edwards Shoes
Amanda Williamson, Conyers, Gerogia
Kirsten Dexter, Charlotte, North Carolina
Company: Kirsten Dexter
Natt Taylor, Lithia Springs, Georgia
Company: Natt Taylor Collections LLC
Jerry Matthews and Francesca Viamonte, Lantana, Texas
Company: Nine Muses Collection
Catherine Fain, Raleigh, North Carolina
Company: Ramey Rhodes
Emily Gonzalez and Katelyn Barringer, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Company: Reece Blair
Carrie-Anne Guess, Union Grove, Alabama
Company: Ruffles Around The Edges
Sofia Ivlieva, Charlotte, North Carolina
Company: Sofia Kostko Jewelry
Susannah Peddie and Jacquelyn Brooks, Gainesville, Florida
Company: Strawberry Blonde Clothing
Emme Hathcock, Fort Worth, Texas
Company: This One Woman
April Moore and Courtni Tyre, Birmingham, Alabama
Company: three07, LLC
Anthony Andrews and Jawansa Hall, Lynchburg, Virginia
Company: Twenty23, LLC
For more information about Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase competition, please visit belk.com/designcontest.
About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with 300 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Its belk.com website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. In the fiscal year ended Feb. 1, 2014, the company and its associates, customers and vendors donated more than $20.9 million to communities within Belk market areas.
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