The Broadway Pavilion at the San Diego pier was transformed into the setting of the third annual Fashion Week San Diego. The event showcased 34 designers from around the world, starting with the art and beauty behind fashion and ending with the Sunday Trunk show where attendees could pre-order the designs they saw on the runway though out the week. The winning designer, A’Doreus, as voted on by the attendees was also announced at the trunk show.
“A’doreus caters to full figured women by creating romantic designs with the use of classic style lines and an eclectic mixture of textures and original designed prints.” – FWSD website
In my opinion the line was well constructed and very flattering to the full-figured physic. The average size of women in America is a 14 so it is lovely to see more designers catering to the woman of today and embracing curves.
A few of my favorite designs spanning the week include:
Dolce Alexandra said to be influenced by the Baroque era, these beautifully crafted designs commanded the runway. The designer comments “I design for the elegant, classic and bold. And it is in this world of design that I find my voice and am able to weave and marry the realms of stark reality with that which so whimsically resounds inside my limitless dreams” – Dolce, Fashion Week San Diego.com
Both the women’s and men’s lines were exquisitely crafted with details such as this peek-a boo red satin in this beautiful lavender dressing coat. I also loved the leather collar on his velvet men’s shirt. I cannot wait to get my order in the mail! The pricing was very reasonable for the quality of these designs as well.
This designer understands draping and movement. All of her pieces flowed beautifully, but my favorite for almost any body type is the design below.
This designer took us back to our Barbie days with her Barbie girl collection. These are just such fun designs, the crowd could not help but smile and sing along to the Aqua’s song “Barbie Girl” while the designs were coming down the runway.
S. McKellar showed his lust worthy luxury travel bags and trunks, with 24K gold hardware, it may be time to upgrade from your LV carry all. The so chic white trunk with black straps also had a matching attache’. Look no further than this show stopping travel collection, look no further then S. McKellar!
The prints used by Norma Hill are reminiscent of a more romantic Colver Canyon collection. The designer uses beautiful prints where you feel like the each piece is telling a story and you want to read the whole thing.
Norma Hill video
The most controversial presentation of the evening was Alber Rezko’s jewelry collection. In my opinion the presentation was beautiful and showcased the jewelry in a unique creative way. I saw it as a vision of Pompii, people rising from the volcanic ash, the jewels emerging unscathed by the volcano that tormented the people in its furry. Art makes you feel and think. This presentation made me do both.
Alber Rezko– video
I was lucky enough to exhibit my own award winning design, the Glam On vending machine. Which provided FWSD patrons with luxury cruelty-free cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and gifts though out the week.
A final picture of me with Fashion Week San Diego founder and director Allison Andrews Canter.