Watch the ladies swoon over Matthew!
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in Chicago, but grew I up in Mt. Pleasant.
Q: What is your favorite Charleston hotspot?
A: I like Torch or Upper Deck, depending on what mood im in.
Q: What do you do when you are not preparing for CFW?
A: I am French and photography student at the College of Charleston. Besides school, I have a graphic/web design business called Manufactur that usually keeps me pretty busy. I’m also a DJ, I go by CMNDer (commander) and play a weekly gig at Torch. Recently I started a DJ group/label called Electric Friends with 2 friends. You can check us out at www.electric-friends.com. I’ll be DJing the fashion week opening party with the Margo Kaufman Gallery. (Ladies, you know where to find him!)
Q: How many Charleston Fashion Week events have you modeled in?
A: So far, I have modeled in all 3 Charleston Fashion Weeks.
Q: What was your favorite CFW experience or moment in 2009?
A: I do the web and graphic design for Marysia Swim, so I would have to say watching Marysia win the Emerging Designer Competition was one of the best moments from last year. Check out her designs in Sports Illustrated 2010 Swimsuit edition.
Q: What are you looking forward to most for CFW 2010?
A: I’m looking forward to all of my shows this year. The stores/designers I am modeling for are more along the lines of what I would normally wear than in years past.
Q: Outside of rehearsals, how do you prepare for CFW 2010?
A: I mainly just try to relax and not stress about it. The hardest part is figuring out how much I can cut my hair before the show without someone getting angry at me.
Q: What would be your advice for aspiring models for CFW 2011?
A: I feel like the most important thing to have is confidence.
Q: Who/what is your inspiration for your personal wardrobe?
A: I like 60s styles, stuff that is well fitted, high quality, and not too flashy.
Q: What is your favorite fashion trend for summer 2010?
A: Hmm...not sure yet, its too cold still!
Q: What music are you listening to when getting exciting about CFW 2010?
A: Right now I am really liking Boys Noize, a Dj out of Germany and Erol Alkan. (Charleston, take heed!)
Q: What is your favorite fashion outfit or accessory that you are rockin’ right now?
A: I got a new hat from Mishka that im a big fan of. (Always fashion forward!)
Q: Do you use Twitter?
A: You can find me @matthewbowers