Fashion Week San Diego Designers Mask Donation Efforts

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Gwendolyn Bates

As the new director of Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD), it’s been a historic and eventful five months as the world is facing a pandemic like never before with the ever-fluid situation of Covid19. Within the FWSD organization, we are doing our part in increasing innovation, pivoting to create new initiatives, and quick responses that allow us to serve our community and navigate these unchartered waters together safely.  I am eternally grateful that FWSD is able to move forward with an amazingly talented and creative community behind us as we have embarked upon a social mission that is having a positive impact in our county.

With the incredible help of FWSD designers (past and current), we were able to facilitate the donation of over 600 masks to Scripp’s Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, and local military bases. It was an honor to see our FWSD community rally together for a greater good. Our designers are still tirelessly making masks to help aid our COVID19 First Responders. Thank you to Timmithea Atelier, L’Atelier Couture by Olivia Romero, Kelly Leanne Apparel Designs, Rebekah Laplante, Hulabelle Resortwear and all of the anonymous donors for your inspiring efforts and beautiful masks.

There aren’t enough words to convey how extremely proud I am of how our fashion community to include models and staff have stepped up to be available for San Diego’s essential and non-essential workers at hospitals and military bases. It is the motivated heart of these hometown heroes that really give meaning to the phrase, “We are in this together”, without any strings attached.  If you are interested in getting involved with our future donations, please email

Gwendolyn Bates (left) is shown with a member of Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

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