She may not have won the Emerging Designer Competition at CFW 2009, but Lindsey Carter impressed the crowd with her modern but wearable designs. With a background in New York fashion, working for companies like L.A.M.B. and Madewell, she brings a citified vibe to our little Southern town. Though she splits her time between Charleston and New York, she’s kept pretty in tune with the Holy City’s fashion community, participating in fringe fashion and trunk shows, and even introducing her spring line at Hampden in February. Women’s Wear Daily featured her as a “New York Designer to Watch.” We think she’s a Charleston designer to watch as well.