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Meet Belk’s Southern Designers Showcase Winners : Collections Available in Stores Spring 2017

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Meet Belk’s Southern Designers Showcase Winners : Collections Available in Stores Spring 2017

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One of the greatest opportunities for southern-based designers to build their brand and have their clothes presented to a mass audience is to be a part of the Belk Southern Designer Showcase.

Belk has recently announced the four winners of its 2016 Southern Designer Showcase, an annual competition dedicated to finding new talent who will contribute to Belk’s mantra of 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.

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(l to r): Rebecca McMenemy, Emily Bargeron, Tracy Nicole Prather, Donna King

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.

We had a chance to chat with each of the winners about their brands immediately following their induction to the 2016 class.  Click through the pages to get their reactions and learn more about them.  Their collections will be available in select Belk stores and on belk.com next spring.

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