Fashion Week San Diego 2014
Over 30 designer. Over 100 looks. Fashion Week San Diego was not playing around. Hosted in the beautiful Broadway Pier Pavillion in San Diego, CA, San Diego’s Fashion Week did everything BUT disappoint. We were lucky enough to witness the runways shows on Friday and Saturday which were the Gentlemen & Ladies (Men’s wear night) and Finale Night Runway shows (Gowns & Avant-Guarde) and were blown away by every piece.
Friday started off with a look into Oseas Villatoro’s edgy, conventional yet high-fashion 2015 line, which featured sexy leathers, dreamy blues, short cuts and lacy extensions. Oseas who is featured in the cover of our “Good Karma” issue, flirted with symmetry, function and form achieving to drop the jaw of every person in the room.
Some of the highlights from Friday included USA boxer and major fashion-lover Danyelle Nicole Wolf embracing the limelight as she walked the catwalk for multiple designers that night, along with Bine & Bas sending two gorgeous models down the runway wearing only a button-up shirt, and J.L Rocha showcasing their leather goods on shirtless young men.
I will admit, having been to the Spring Showcase, I was nowhere near as excited to attend Saturday and I was to attend Friday, but every single one of the designers that showcased on Saturday not only brought style to the night, but also showed that they saved the best for Fashion Week.
Saturday started with a brief presentation on 3D printing from Julia Koerner, who coded and co-designed a couture line which was showcased in Paris fashion week by designer Iris Van Herpen. Having been a part of the advertising and print industry for years, I was a little fearful that the crowd would not fully appreciate the information that was about to be conveyed to them by Julia, but as I looked around the room, I realized I was among San Diego’s fashion lovers, who were amazed by the future of fashion.
We loved every single designer who showcased that night, but some of the highlights that we have not been able to stop talking about include:
– Wish Now’s Barbie-doll inspired collection and show, which featured fun short-dresses and lots of attitude and fun from the models.
– The bling and detail. Every dress that was featured from San Diego Costume Design’s collection included complimenting colors, movement, and elaborate details.
– Alber Rezko’s jaw-dropping diamonds, and outrageous cat walk style. In addition to showing girls covered in black ink, Alber also featured a group of young girls dressed as mini-brides. The contrast in this show was impressive.
– Dulce Alexandra’s entire collection. We fell in love with the color, texture, shape and style of every single piece. Every garment in her collection was different, and unique but still cohesive to her style and line.