Allison Andrews and Fashion Week San Diego Celebrate Ten Years

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stylishly Aubree Lynn
Writer, Stylist, Producer

Aubree Lynn is dressed in a Territa Torres Design, a mint green, off the shoulder, pleated pants suit. Photo courtesy of Diana DelZio. 

Back to the nostalgic Port of San Diego Broadway Pier for the tenth anniversary of Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) runway shows. All energy and lights focused on the designers’ latest collections as models paraded down the main aisle while the crowd of attendees waiting in eager anticipation to see the highlights of 2017. For months, designers in full force envisioned and planned their cohesive collections to present them at this exciting showcase and season finale.

An array of styles and fashion designs graced the runway: florals, silk, pleats, furs, head dresses, asymmetrical designs, lace, tools, and brocaded details that truly blew me away.

Each night provided guests with an amazing collection of designs, one after another, making it quite difficult to tell who would earn the title of top designer for the show. In the end the audience voted. Whether you agreed or not with the final results, it was a fair process to determine the winners. The results were announced. First place honors went to Baza Hautecouture who presented stunning dresses that were adorned with tulle, lace, organza and embroidered details. Second place went to Haus of K2 who has only been designing for a year. The designer offered gowns and jewelry with beautifully detailed inspiration from India for an “east-meets-west” style. Third place went to Territa Torres Designs. Ironically, I had the pleasure of being personally fitted for a mint green, off the shoulder, pleated pants suit that fit me like a glove for the event. The Territa Torres collection emphasizes flowing silks and structured garments and pleats, which was her signature for this ensemble.

Though I usually do not give my opinion, I just have to personally give a shout out to the unique and mysterious designs that VaughnBerry brought to both the spring and fall shows. It takes a true artist with a fantasy-like mind to envision the pieces that he creates.

Considering that his collection is not necessarily identified with San Diego’s weather and typical style, his creations are exceptional! His vision invokes another moment in time and incorporates a “Mad Hatter” style that is aesthetically a renaissance, dream scene. His designs include fur enhancements, top hats, double and single breasted coats with tails and silk-lined elements. He is a truly unique designer with exceptional talent.

However, I will offer that all the designers are talented and winners. My sincerest congratulations goes out to all 19 designers who put a lot of sweat and tears into every single one of their pieces. It takes a lot of courage and resources to put their designs on display for public viewing and constructive criticism. I also thank and recognize Allison Andrews, founder of FWSD who had the vision and commitment to see the potential of this event and its ability to support and honor local and national fashion designers.

Undoubtedly, I encourage all of them to keep mastering their art and skills and also celebrate the milestone they have surpassed. They should continue to show the world their creative talents and the passion for fashion design that they possess.

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