(Columbia, SC) – On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Columbia Fashion Week will host their annual Fashion Education Panel for the year 2016 at The Capital Club, 1002 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, at 7:30 pm. Renowned creative & fashion director, Elliot Carlyle, will return to the panel for his fourth consecutive year as a guest professional and speaker.
Carlyle, a noted creative & fashion director and publicist, is the president and partner of Weston Carlyle Inc., a lifestyle agency that specializes in art direction, branding, creative direction, events, management, marketing, media and public relations. Carlyle has garnered a respected voice within the fashion industry due to his many years of experience in various fields in the business to include working with a-list personalities and nationally recognized events.
In 2014, Columbia Fashion Week honored Carlyle with the inaugural William “Josh” Ratliff Award; presented to professionals who show exceptional growth and promise within the fashion industry in memory of his close friend, Josh Ratliff. This year, Columbia Fashion Week’s Fashion Education Panel will be followed by a networking mixer; giving opportunity to attendees to ask questions and receive advantageous advice to a startup or continue the journey in the fashion industry.
“The Fashion Education Panel at Columbia Fashion Week has become one of my yearly anticipations. The event is both personal and professional for me in many ways. Since 2014, I have watched this event grow with the pleasure of now speaking on a panel with industry friends and fellow aficionados in fashion. I am humbled to be recognized by the city and the professionals here and also honored for another platform to continue my mission; building people,” says Carlyle.