Fashion Week San Diego showcased the Spring Showcase to inform designers of FWSD2022 on April 23 at Hotel Republic. First, they introduced a new community sponsor night featuring established fashion brand sponsors.
Sierra Mitchell, who is the current lead designer, showed up and Territa Torres, who has won first and second place in previous years, also showcased designs from their current inventory. Additional designers announced are women’s clothing brand called ODD Bird Designs by Brittany Arriola, Dorothea by Janelle Arnold, MOTIV by Marco Champion, Needles & Spines by Grace Spath, designer Nina Cicolo, Elegantique by Farah Shamoun , Jumpball Apparel by Danny Essix, and Bliss and Bles Apparel by Lindsey Bles.
Find these designers at FWSD22 designer runway shows. The event will take place on October 8 in Andaz where each designer will debut a 10-piece collection. FWSD2022 will present a Knobbe Martens Legal Workshop on July 7 from 6: 30-8: 30 pm This event will cover intellectual property law issues.
Hosts for the evening were NBC 7 San Diego meteorologist Jodi Kodesh and longtime broadcast commentator Jonathan Harris. The fun started with Kevin DelMaestro at Saxophone Music SD. He made people proud and once played his tenor saxophone on the floor.
SD stylist Angel Tan was part of the community night in a way to make the Spring Showcase more interactive and bring sponsorship/partners to FWSD. She was a wedding stylist featured on E Entertainment and worked as an event stylist and coordinator with celebrity WWE wrestler John Cena.
Guests can enjoy Hotel Republic’s Topside Kitchen Bar and Grill with Cutwater refreshing Koozies. Sweet dessert bites are provided at Topside Kitchen Bar.
FWSD2022 was lucky to book award-winning comedian Jason Stuart for this kickoff. He has been in over 250 movies and TV shows including “GOLIATH” starring Billy Bob Thornton. He recently won best actor in an Indie series on his hit show on Amazon Prime, titled “Smothered.” Stuart performed the comedy as part of the community night ahead of the 2022 designers ’announcements.
In addition, FWSD will present Haute STEAM. This is a youth fashion sustainability workshop on July 23 from 9 am-2pm This summer program will allow students under the age of 18 to find out what aspect of fashion they want to major in. before applying to a fashion school. For updates, visit fashionweeksd.com.
April 8-Oct. 2: “Fold, Twist, Tie” – This is an exhibit of Moses ’Paper Bag Hat at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. Open 10 am-5pm Saturday-Wednesday and 10 am-8pm Thursday-Friday. Along with, there will be a lecture by Diana Cavagnaro on Hats and Coffee and Conversation, which will take place June 24 from 10: 30-11: 30 am at the Frances Hamilton White Art Library.
Friday, May 20: 41st annual Golden Scissors Fashion Show presented by the San Diego Mesa College Fashion Department at 7 p.m. Register to view this online screening using this link:
Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally renowned Couture Milliner based in the San Diego area. Learn more about our hat designer, teacher, and blogger at www.DianaCavagnaro.com.