Charlotte Fashion(s) Week After-parties

I’ve witnessed Charlotte’s fashion scene blossom over the last three or four years. If you’ll notice, several of the events I blog about here on Dusk Till Dawn often feature a fashion show, model call, or is an after-party for a fashion event (I’ve also covered fashion periodically—in my own little way—on my Grown People Talking blog). And Charlotte magazine's style editor, Victoria Robinette, does a great job covering style, shopping, and fashion in the city through her Charlotte Shop Talk blog.

As evidence to how much the scene has grown, we now have two fashion weeks—Charlotte NC Fashion Week and Charlotte Seen Fashion Week—both taking place this week. Charlotte NC Fashion Week is now in its fourth year (click here to read Victoria's breakdown of CNCFW in Charlotte Shop Talk), while this is the inaugural run for Charlotte Seen Fashion Week. Things in the local fashion scene have gotten really competitive, as you can see, and, unfortunately, even divisive. But here on Dusk Till Dawn, we don’t delve into all of that. You came here to party, so that’s what we’re giving you. And to put a positive spin on it, this just gives more opportunities to pop bottles with models!

Here’s the rundown on the after-parties taking place during Charlotte Fashion(s) Week.

Charlotte NC Fashion Week After-parties

Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23
An attractive crowd will party amongst an equally beautiful interior. Enjoy drinks, food, and music by New York’s own DJ Flamingo. 9:30 p.m. General admission bands from the evening’s fashion show admitted for $10; VIP bands admitted free; advance ticket $10; $15 at the door. Kalu Asian Restaurant Bar & Lounge, 505 E. Sixth St.

Saturday, September 24
Cap off four days and nights of fashion at this finale. Music by DJ Silvio as well as a special live performance. 9:30 p.m. General admission bands from the evening’s fashion show admitted for $10; VIP bands admitted free; advance ticket $10; $15 at the door. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St.

Visit charlottencfashionweek.com for the full list of events taking place during Charlotte NC Fashion Week.

Charlotte Seen Fashion Week After-parties

Butter NC is the home for the after-parties for this fashion week. Plus, Alejandro Torio, Butter’s manager, is kicking off the celebrations by throwing one of his legendary, invitation-only parties Wednesday night at a secret location on Trade Street. It’ll pretty much be model behavior.

Thursday, September 22
Following the fashion show, guests will make their way over to Charlotte’s newest pizzeria, Vapiano. It’s a trendy and stylish spot if you haven’t visited yet. 9 p.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com.

And things crank up with this Thursday night after-party, hosted by Evolution Talent Agency. Features music by DJ Édouard, and drink specials such as $3 domestics, $4 Royal Flush, $5 vodka drinks, and $100 vodka bottles. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Complimentary guest list: Thursday@buttercharlotte.com; VIP table reservations: viptables@buttercharlotte.com. Butter NC, at NC Music Factory, 950 Seaboard St., buttercharlotte.com.

Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24
Expect big turnouts of the who’s-who crowd on these already popular nights at Butter. Music by
DJ Ciprian and DJ Ahuff, plus a deejay on the outdoor patio. Saturday night celebrates the closing of fashion week as well as the birthday of fashion journalist and stylist Joey Hewell. 10 p.m. Guest list: rsvp@buttercharlotte.com; VIP table reservations: viptables@buttercharlotte.com. Butter NC, at NC Music Factory, 950 Seaboard St., buttercharlotte.com.
 
Visit charlotteseenfashionweek.com for the full list of events taking place during Charlotte Seen Fashion Week.

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