Fashion Week San Diego Unveiled

| November 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

by Aubree Lynn


Left to right are Amie Wilde, Aubree Lynn and Allison Andrews at 2012 Fashion Week San Diego.

As the night began to take over, the brisk air and grass under our high heels and wardrobe were lit by the stars and flashes of camera light. The rooftop of the Hard Rock Hotel unveiled what all San Diego and Los Angeles fashionistas have been waiting for, since 2008 Fashion Week San Diego. Sitting as press, two rows from the front stage, I was inspired all over again, by the designers of all styles and flavors.

The dresses were to die for. With silk rose petals, feathers and crystals from winning designer Kenneth Barlis, swimsuits from Dos Caras, (second runner up), and San Diego wear from Jessica Faulkner (first runner up). The show featured plus sizes and accessories, to San Diego skyline-inspired pieces by Stacie May. Gorgeous gowns ended the runway show, blowing the crowd away with outstanding choreography and beautiful esthetic (by Andre Soriano). Special guest, Jennifer Spingola, wowed the audience with her violin skills, playing along with the latest DJ hits. Mixed with her costume of armor and flowing train, she was like a bird in flight under the night sky, grazing the strings to her built-in instrument as she and her dancers fluttered along the runway. It was a remarkable compliment to the shows display.

Leaving the night with a new hope and light in sight for San Diego Industry of Fashion, the week was coming to a respectable close. It was not New York or Los Angeles. There wasn’t a show every night; though it was a pleasant blend of professionalism, inspiration and knowledge. Each night was intrigued with something special; and as I told Allison and Amie, it was an unlike anything I have ever experienced. It was a perfect blend of what San Diego needed, and what other Fashion Weeks could learn from.

Next year will be just as thought-provoking, as this team and designers will only get stronger, continuing to cultivate the evenings into grand works of success.

Thank you Fashion Week San Diego’s, Allison Andrews (CEO), Amie Wilde assistant director), and designers, Stacie May and Andre Soriano, for allowing me to cover this San Diego experience with you. It was much needed and well received.

If you are looking for another show to attend this month, celebrity designer Lizz Russell with the Lizz Russell Collection will be having a show from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 30 at the Westgate Hotel.  Call (619) 557-3655 for reservations.

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