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What to wear on Wednesday: Fashion Week San Diego

About 70 of San Diego’s most stylish attended Wednesday night ‘s “Woven Together” runway show featuring knitwear and breathable fabrics that added a unique flare to the designer’s fashion that graced the catwalk.

C.W. Couture gave off a 1970’s vintage vibe with gold shimmery fabrics and a wide-leg jumpsuit. Lady Lane also had whimsical vintage pieces that encompassed leopard print, pleats and frilly collars. These designers kept it neutral, but paired each piece with bright accessories, like clutches and small hats, to make the outfit pop.

Michi Knitwear’s amazingly knit baby-doll dresses came in an array of colors. A bright orange floor-length dress accessorized with shells was Michi’s final piece was a testament to the designer’s attention to detail that made her whole line memorable. Responsive Textiles mixed the normal fall wear trends with the warm San Diego weather by creating a swimwear-esque line while still using the knit effectively. However, the colors were also neutral as the designer allowed the audience to feel like they were in nature through each piece.

Bay Roc incorporated hand-painted detailing on each piece straight from the Caribbean. PLNU alumna Lauryn Estrada modeled an outfit from the designer. It was her first time being a model for SDFW.

“My outfit was a white high-waisted skirt and a long open jacket with a painted design on the jackets edge,” Estrada said. “SDFW is always a bit crazy but lots of fun. It’s technically an official fashion week, but it has such a classic San Diego vibe running throughout.”

The collection that attracted the most attention was Jessica Lynn’s. For the first time ever at SDFW, an exclusive children line showcased boys and girls ages three to about 12-years-old, wearing adorable one-of-a-kind outfits. Lynn created graphic t-shirts, skirts and dresses that were age appropriate and fun.

Speaking of adorable, SDFW partnered with Rancho Coastal Humane Society for the second annual Haute Dog Runway Show, which featured several dogs that were up for adoption in the season’s hottest trends designed by nOIa. The founder of SDFW, Allison Andrews, as well as County Supervisor Dave Roberts shows support to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society cause. Roberts said in a pre-show message that

“I am committed to growing this industry in San Diego County,” and that SDFW was a great step in the right direction.

This event brought smiles to the guests and some front-rowers even got some wet kisses from the model dogs. Last year, 100 percent of the dogs were adopted after the show.

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