This week I had the pleasure of attending Orange County Fashion Week, where emerging and international designers showcased their collections, while industry insiders had the opportunity to network and celebrate. What's unique about OC Fashion Week is the coastal-cool feel with a global flair.
The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach served as the beautiful location for Industry Night.
Designers such as Ionica Moldovianu (of Ionica), previewed the collections they'd show during the week.
Nasim Nelson, the creator of Lebrisa Designs, had her beautiful jewelry on display (I'm obsessed with her body jewelry) and I loved chatting with her about styling! Her gorgeous pieces have been featured in Sports Illustrated.
Renowned photographer Viktorija Pashuta kicked off OC Fashion Week with an enlightening symposium on fashion photography. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the incredible BASIC Magazine. It was inspiring to hear her speak about her experiences in the industry.
The second night's event was held at the Orange County Museum of Art, where I had the pleasure of speaking with Anum Tariq, the super talented (and sweet!) fashion illustrator who I've followed on Instagram for years (@anumt). If you aren't already familiar with her work, go check her out now!
Fodada's coordinating adult and kid's clothes were so cool and the line funds free programs for Dads and their families.
Cash and Puppy's line of casual wear featured many mix-and match pieces for effortless dressing.
Charmaine Joie Couture's collection had a chic cocktail dress to suit anyone's style!
I loved Neon Beige's line of sexy athleisure wear. The sheer and cutout details make her pieces unique. CJ Franco, the designer, shared with me that she wanted to create pieces that she would love to wear also! Check out the finale video above.
Ionica's collection was timeless, with elegant pieces including the gorgeous black sheath in the video above.
Colorful designs with a multicultural inspiration were showcased by Tatiana Shebelnik.
Berenice Gonzalez showed gowns that were elegant with an edge.
Menswear in the Paris Homme Collection featured fresh colors and prints. One of the chicest moments of the week came when model Cole Woods strutted out in the blazer-hoodie, showing how fly unisex dressing can be!
Special-occasion dresses in a variety of chic styles were shown on the Dominique Mearns runway.
Saul Lizacri closed the night's event with a gorgeous parade of dreamy gowns with beautiful embellishments. The finale video, above- is a must-see!
Ms. Morales Couture's high-end lingerie line started off the exciting final night of OC Fashion Week.
Colombian designer Pedro Pablo Pacheco showed his resort-ready line of breezy dresses and chic accessories.
Coral Castillo's breathtaking line of gowns with fitted tops and flowy skirts also featured incredible strappy designs on the backs. Notice her killer details in my video of the finale, above!
With sensational venues, captivating guests, and fabulous fashion ranging from lingerie to athleisure to haute couture, 2017's Fall/Winter Orange County Fashion Week was a hit! This week, I loved spending time with fashion industry friends new and old who are all super talented at what they do! I encourage you to check some of them out:
Kendall of My Styled Life
Alison of The Frugal Fashionista of OC
Jen of The Retail Princess
Kriscia of Outfit of the Dreamer