Belk has selected four winners of its 2016 Southern Designer Showcase, an annual competition dedicated to finding new talent who will contribute to Modern. Southern. Style. Selected from a group of 18 finalists, the winners were announced during an event at Belk’s corporate headquarters following the finalist presentations to showcase their work.
The following winners will have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on belk.com next spring:
Emily Bargeron – Mamie Ruth, Savannah, Ga.
Donna King – Sherrod & Co., Columbia, SC
Rebecca McMenemy – SURCEE, Charleston, SC
Tracy Nicole Prather – TRACY NICOLE, Atlanta, Ga.
“We applaud this year’s group of talented designers. The sensational looks they presented really brought Belk’s Modern. Southern. Style. to life,” said Cynthia Washburn-Nester, Belk’s vice president of fashion and trend. “We’re excited to work with these four designers over the next several months to get their collections ready for our customers to enjoy.”
This marks the fourth year Belk has held its Southern Designer Showcase that features fashion designers who bring the latest in Modern. Southern. Style. The competition kicked off in January and was open to designers of women’s, men’s and 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.
About Belk, Inc.
Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is the home of Modern. Southern. Style. with 293 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Belk is a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. Belk and www.belk.com offer 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.
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