This past Monday was Fashion Week San Diego‘s last press conference for 2013. Can you believe we are just a little over a month away from Fashion Week?!
As with most FWSD events, the press conference was held at Roponggi, a restaurant and sushi bar with delicious food.
It was a great turn out and we were able to preview a piece from all of the designers of this year’s fashion show and learn about all that will take place the week of, and let me tell you, there is a whole lot happening!
Chatting with the lovely YuWei of Yuwei Designs, and myamazing business partner and good friend, Lua.
Fashion week will starts Monday, Septemeber 30 and ends Sunday October 6 and full of many exciting events:
Monday & Tuesday: private dinners for sponsors and designers.
Wednesday: Art & Beauty behind fashion. -The night will be hosted by local t.v. personality Jeff Krapft. There will be discussions about the beauty industry and how fashion and beauty go hand in hand.Ticket holders will also get to see a live art demonstration and be able to take part in painting an original art piece under the guidance of Launch Live Art and that piece will be displayed throughout the week. A silent auction will take place and 100% of the proceeds will go to the winning designer of Fashion Week.
Thursday: Runway shows featuring designs from C. Venti, CG By Cynthia, Collections of Katherine Elizabeth, Isabel Vianey, Laced with B, Mahogany Blues, and Second Star Designs. There will also be a collaborative show featuring designs from Andre Soriano, Cecilia Aragon, and Dexter Simmons from Styled Network’s Styled To Rock.
Friday: Runway shows featuring designs from Diestra, Dos Caras Swimwear, GreenPacha, Jonathan Josef Garment Company, Keisha Audrey, ‘Love, Charles’, Maegan Stacy, Makeshift, and RCREATION. A doggie fashion show will also be featured. All dogs featured will be highly adoptable and come from Rancho Coastal Humane Society.
Saturday: runway shows featuring designs from A’doreus, Ashley Raymond, Danh Ta, Maralonzo, Noia, SYC Collection, VICTROLA, Wishnow, WM Couture, and Yuwei Designs. There will be a performance by DJ Who and Paolo Da Rosa of Sleeping Giant Music . After the runway show there will be an after party featuring a Video DJ performance by DJ Demon, also from Sleeping Giant Music.
Sunday: Trunk Show. The day I’m most excited about!! This is the day you can shop all of the designs that were seen on the runway shows. VIP ticket holders will receive their goodie bags and the winning designer is announced.
With the exception of Monday and Tuesday, all events are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here.
Check out all of the designers here.
Fashion Week San Diego is fast gaining popularity and rightfully so. It is such an amazing event. From expert panel discussions, networking & meeting new friends, supporting local ( and a few non-local) designers, and shopping, this is one event you will not want to miss. I was able to attend last year and I sure won’tvbe missing it this year. It was an awesome learning experience, I met some amazing people, and well, I can’t wait to shop, shop, shop!