Fashion files: Fashion Weeks San Diego presents Spring Showcase
by DIANA CAVAGNARO
Published - 06/01/17 - 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A stylish design from B.JASH.I. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
A stylish design from B.JASH.I. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
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Fashion Week San Diego presented their Spring Showcase at the Hotel Del Coronado on May 13. This showcase began a year-long series of fashion events to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Over the years, they have had more than 100 designer brands walk down the runway. This event was a chance for everyone to get a sneak peek at this year’s designers.

The Spring Showcase was held on the Windsor Lawn of this Historic Coastal Hotel. The evening featured fashion, music and art. Guests could enjoy the beautiful scenery along the waterfront while shopping at the booths that each designer set up. There were samples of several designers, giveaways, and a silent auction.

FWSD founder and director Allison Andrews welcomed the group. The hosts for the evening were NBC 7 San Diego Jodi Kodesh and TV personality Jeff Krapf. A presentation was also made to the 2017 FAB Authority Winners, for that covered the Spring Showcase event fees.

The winners of the FAB Authority were Oseas Villatoro and Chloe Bisou of The Stylish Bisou. Villatoro has coordinated ready to wear for men and women, and The Stylish Bisou has a collection of dog apparel and coordinating women’s wear as well.

The runway show provided a sneak peek of what each designer will show in October. The theme this year is “Past, Present and Future,” in which they are bringing back some of the favorites from the past.

A’doreus was back for the fifth year, and the designer, Sharlene Borromeo, was the 2014 Top Designer for her full-figured woman. This year she is showcasing the full-figured woman alongside a standard-figured woman to demonstrate how the same design looks awesome on both forms.

B.JASH.I was back for the fourth consecutive year, showcasing her creative designs. Marcie Bain was the FWSD15 Top Designer. The winning designer of FWSD13 was Richard Henderson who was back with his elegant resort wear collection, RHCREATION.

Territa Torres was also back after winning the FWSD16 Top Designer with her stylish creations, and the duo team of Aida Soria and Syncletica Maestas were back with their HOLA Swimwear designs.

This year’s Fashion Week San Diego will have events going on for the entire year leading up to Fall Runway Show. The lineup will begin with a VIP reception and fashion film screening of “The Red Pearl” at the LOT on Oct. 4.

The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion night will be held on Oct.5 at the Andaz Hotel. Designer Runway Shows will be on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. The annual Trunk Show from all the designers and awards will be at the Hotel Del Coronado.

For more information about this fun-filled year of events, visit www.fashionweeksd.com.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 14: Stiffened Sculpted Lace Hat Class. Australian Milliner Jane Stoddart will teach a one-day workshop on her signature style of hats. For more information or reservations call: (619) 239-4287.

Saturday, June 17: Cali Luv Fashion Show & Expo presented by SD Small business Forum from noon to 6 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. Ticket $10 available at www.eventbrite.com.

July 20-22: The eighth Annual La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival located in the Mandeville Auditorium with after parties at The LOT.

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