SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2015—At this weekend’s Spring Showcase, held at Harrah’s Southern California Resort, Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) announced it will be hosting its signature Fall Runway Shows in La Jolla, Calif. on Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, 2015. With a series of week-long events, the Fall Runway Shows will held in on outdoor venue on Wall St., between Girard Ave. and Hershel Ave., in the heart of La Jolla’s downtown district, and will feature 25 emerging womenswear, menswear, resort, kids and accessory designers.
A major component of FWSD’s annual events lineup, the Fall Runway Shows have become an integral part of the San Diego community, helping grow the dynamic retail industry and serve as a springboard for up-and-coming designers, all while showcasing newest styles and cutting-edge fashion trends. In 2014, nearly 20,000 guests attended the runway shows, held at San Diego’s Broadway Pier.
This year, FWSD is raising the bar by partnering with the La Jolla Merchants Association and local businesses to bring the famed Fall Runway Shows to La Jolla for the very first time. The week’s schedule, also announced at the Spring Showcase, will be as follows:
FWSD 2015 Fall Runway Shows Schedule
- Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Invite only events
- Thursday, Oct. 1, starting at 6:00 p.m. – Art & Beauty Behind Fashion Runway Show presented by Bellus Academy over the pool at the La Valencia Hotel; all pass holders admitted
- Friday, Oct. 2, starting at 6:00 p.m. – Designer Runway Shows on Wall St. in the heart of La Jolla; all pass holders admitted
- Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 6:00 p.m. – Designer Runway Shows on Wall St. in the heart of La Jolla; all pass holders admitted
- Sunday, Oct. 4, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Designer Trunk Show & Fashion Awards at the La Valencia Hotel; all pass holders admitted
“2015 is a particularly exciting year for Fashion Week San Diego,” said Allison Andrews, founder and director of FWSD. “Not only do we have 25 amazing designers this year, but we are moving our signature fall event to one of the best and most premier locations in Southern California. I’m thrilled our designers will get a chance to show off their new collections in such a great setting, and look forward to creating an even better, more exciting and high-end experience for our guests.”
The following 25 designers will be making their debut on the La Jolla runway this year: A’Doreus, Alber Rezko Jewelry Designs, Alexandra Marie, B.JASH.I, Beachy Chic Couture, Bearly Proper, Black Filigree Couture, Candy Bee Swimwear, Carou Belle, Charmaine Joie Couture, Charlie Yip, Dynamite Doll, GFASH, Graciela Llorente, Jessica Faulkner, Lady Lane, NaPóstol, Nikki Marie, Nolan Dean, Responsive Textiles, Sasha Bravo, Quynn Tessential Couture, Saturne Collection, Scott Rich, TaSanni, Territa Torres. To learn more about each of the brands click on the 2015 tab and then designers.
“We are excited and honored Fashion Week San Diego chose the Village of La Jolla for their fall event location,” said Sheila Fortune, executive director of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. “We look forward to partnering with the organization as they present a week of incredible fashion events in our community.”
In addition to the runway shows held in downtown La Jolla, the Oct. 4 trunk show and award ceremony will take place at the La Valencia Hotel, providing attendees with an opportunity to shop the runway and get to know the designers up close.
VIP and General Admission pre-sale passes for the week-long event go on sale Monday, March 16, with pre-sale VIP passes valued at $175 and general admission at $75. Following the pre-sale, passes will start at $100 for general admission and $200 for VIP passes. Additionally, for the first time guests will have an option to purchase Front Row VIP passes at $350, which will guarantee front row seating. Guests interested in solely attending the Sunday trunk show and award ceremony are able to purchase passes for $25. Passes can be purchased online at:
About Fashion Week San Diego
Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) is an annual bi-national event, comprised of a week-long Fall Runway Show, a Spring Showcase and a series of monthly shows and workshops throughout San Diego County. Launched by San Diego fashion entrepreneur Allison Andrews in the fall of 2012, FSWD is designed to grow the developing local retail industry and serve as a launching pad for emerging designers. FWSD breaks the traditional industry molds by connecting consumers directly with designers through annual events, social media and sales opportunities. For more information, visit www.fashionweeksd.com
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