Fashion Week San Diego 2013

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daniel Pharis and Aubree Lynn enjoy San Diego Fashion Week.

Daniel Pharis and Aubree Lynn enjoy San Diego Fashion Week.

by Aubree Lynn, stylist/producer/writer

As the sun was setting, the Broadway Pier was illuminated on the water. There was a new energy that was the result of eight to 10 designers bringing their work on stage, pulsating music that helped to create energy and guests from all over the country coming to San Diego to watch fashion in the making. I am speaking of Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) 2013. My beauty advisor and esthetician Tricia Beel joined me on the first night of FWSD and wrote a blog about her experience at

We were introduced to various designers, like Second Star Designs out of Washington. The models who took the stage were dressed to reflect the natural style, an organic line with shoes that matched the patterns. The clothing was just amazing, unique and totally fresh. I would easily have worn the patterned shoes out on the Pier down Broadway.

Another designer who caught my eye was CG by Cynthia out of Tijuana. She had these long dresses with crystal work on the lower half that mimicked that of a peacock. All the colors bounced off the runway with total enchantment.

Being front row, I was extremely impressed with many of the designers’ work that I saw. As the nights progressed, the show got better and better, with Style to Rock Designers including Andre Soriano (my personal favorite from last year), a doggy fashion show and the grand finale night, which was stellar.

I was fortunate enough to get my friend, Daniel Pharis, a pass for the last night of the shows. He is attending school at the Art Center Design in Pasadena, which is the number one car design school in the world. Pharis wanted to see the fashion show and get inspired to design a car based on the colors, shapes and esthetics of a runway show. Luckily for him, we had jewelry designer Yuwei with her sleek art pieces hanging on necks and wrists of models. Ashley Raymond used detailed Swarovski crystals. She incorporated these design elements on to the collars and edges of brides’ dresses. They were extravagant.

WM Couture, based in Kansas, showed a fun flare for polka-dots, patterns, feathers and merging colors. This line of clothing is easy and ready to wear. One of the highlights was designer with a pop personality of Katy-Perry, with styles for any girl who wants to have fun. Designer Wish Now brought her styles to the runway, providing the cutest dresses. A San Diego designer, she is working with our local fashion icon, Zandra Rhodes.

As we sat and watched the show, Pharis had out his sketchbook, writing the names of each designer’s line that made their way on the stage, while sketching lines and looks. Fortunately, we will see his FWSD inspired car in Decembers’ issue. So stay tuned for that exciting story.

My thanks to all who made FWSD happen: the volunteers, sponsors, Interim-Mayor Todd Gloria, CEO Allison Andrews and her Assistant Director Amie Wilde. The outcome is great inspiration, and igniting new energy for the fashion industry here in San Diego.

To learn more on FWSD, visit

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