Fashion Designer / chuckslab.com
As an avid lacrosse player, Charlie sustained a leg injury during his sophomore year of high school that required two surgeries and eighteen months away from the sport that he loved. However, determined not to let his injury slow him down, and having always been interested in fashion, he threw himself into learning how to sew and create his own unique designs. Soon after, Charlie found himself as the co-winner of the Portland Fashion Institute’s competition for up-and-coming high school designers while modeling his own designs in the prestigious Fade to Light fashion show in the Spring of 2019.
Since then, Charlie was nominated as one of four finalists for the Portland Style & Fashion Award “Best Emerging Designer," and has decided to begin studying fashion design at the Savannah College of Art & Design in September 2020.
"Although I have returned to the field for lacrosse, my injury gave me a new perspective and has pointed me in the direction of a career I would like to pursue"