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Fashion Week San Diego Announces Lux Art Institute as Location for Fall Runway Shows

Fifteen Designers to Showcase New Collections at Premier Coastal Art Museum on October 12 through 14, 2018

San Diego CAFashion Week San Diego ® (FWSD), California’s largest traditional fashion week, announced today the 2018 Fall Runway Shows will be held for the first time at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. The highly-anticipated three-day event will kick off on Friday, October 12, with the Art + Beauty Night, followed by a night of runways shows on October 13, featuring 15 designers, and a concluding trunk show/awards ceremony on October 14.

This year’s Art + Beauty Night will incorporate a first-of-its-kind artists/designer collaboration, in partnership with the Art Renewal Center (NYC) and Detour Salon. Each FWSD designer and their hair and make-up team will use an artist’s work as inspiration for their look. The annual runway show the following night will feature all 15 FWSD designer full collections.

This year’s designers come from all backgrounds and have unique styles that emulate their passions. The full list includes Acqua Azul, Agnes Bethel, Alexandra Marie, BAZA, Haus of K2, Harumi Momota, HiM, Hula Belle, I am Sublime, Irina Madan, Leili Meshki, LyCass, Sierra Mitchell, UQSHA and Vaughnberry. The final event on Sunday, October 14, will offer attendees an opportunity to shop the runway, and participate in the 2018 awards ceremony.

“Fashion Week San Diego is passionate about supporting creatives of all types and that’s why the LUX Art Institute was the perfect choice for this year’s events,” said Allison Andrews, founder and director of FWSD. “We’re thrilled to have our designers collaborate with the Art Renewal Center out of New York to create new and unique pieces that embody a sense of local community. Having the runway show just one day this year will ensure that guests get to see all the designers and can vote on their favorite looks. We are looking forward to another successful event!”

FWSD’s 2018 schedule will be as follows:

  • Friday Oct. 12, at 6 p.m.— Signature kick-off event. This ‘Art + Beauty Behind Fashion’ night will showcase select designers from FWSD and their designs that have been created based off the artists paintings. The models will have full makeup and hair from artists at Detour Salon to match the design they are wearing. Guests will be able to vote for their favorite team during event on the FWSD free app.
  • Saturday Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.— The Designer full collection Runway Shows, held at the LUX Art Institute in Encinitas.
  • Sunday Oct. 8, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.—Annual Trunk Show with all designers and an awards ceremony, held at the LUX Art Institute. Guest can shop the runway.

VIP and General Admission passes for FWSD are now on presale now, but are selling fast. VIP passes are valued at $200 and general admission at $100. Guests also have the option to purchase Front Row VIP passes for $250, which guarantees front row seats. Passes can be purchased online at www.fashionweeksd.com. June 1st prices go up by $50.00.

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 throughout San Diego County. Launched by San Diego fashion entrepreneur Allison Andrews in the fall of 2008, FWSD 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