Ayoka Lucas is an innovative stylist who has been in the business for more than fifteen years. Lucas began her freelance career in Atlanta, styling a local nightlife columnist as well as other local celebrities. After relocating to Charleston, she wrote a weekly social column for the Charleston City Paper, incorporating fashion, pop culture, and local happenings. As the style director for two regional publications, Ayoka produces the fashion spreads, Style Files, home décor features, bridal style tips, street style pages and more. In addition, she writes numerous style blogs contributing to both local and national online media sites including Essence Magazine and Blogging Project Runway, and has served as a contributing fashion correspondent on Charleston’s ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, NBC WCBD News 2, CBS Live 5 News and WTAT-TV FOX24 with features on MTV News and ESPN. In addition, Ayoka hosts a weekly radio show, Fashion Friday, spotlighting fashion and pop culture for Cumulus Media Charleston Station, WSSX FM. As the style director and visionary behind Charleston Fashion Week, now in it’s 7th year, she has contributed to the success of spotlighting the local fashion community and the city as a premier shopping and style destination.
“Ayoka Lucas’ contribution to the industry & the movement of fashion is obvious not only in the city where she reigns supreme, but throughout this nation; conquering the globe IS in her near future.” - Mychael Knight/Designer/Project Runway Fan Favorite
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