Allison Andrews wore a dress from the Lady Lane 2015 collection
1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego
Models wearing Lady Lane
Here’s what you should know about Fashion Week San Diego — Allison Andrews, the show’s founder/producer, is not attempting to replicate New York Fashion Week. FWSD is the laid-back, unpretentious version. You will not find an overload of A-listers sitting in the front row sporting Prada. However, you will find local boutique owners, bloggers, FIDM students, hair stylists, make-up artists and up-and-coming designers.
If you are interested in attending the event that runs now through Sunday, visit the Fashion Week San Diego website to find a listing of the week’s events. The runway shows take place at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier downtown. There is ample free parking in front of the waterfront Park on Harbor Drive. General Admission tickets are $50 ($60 on Friday and Saturday) and $60 for VIP ($85 Friday and Saturday) at the door. The Sunday finale is a trunk show that takes place at the Horton Grand Hotel and Theatre. Admission is $20 or free with a VIP pass.
Mini models strutting their stuff down the runway in Jessica Lynn
Last night’s show featured designs from the Lisa B. Collection, Jessica Lynn, CW Couture, Lady Lane, Michi Knitwear, Baby Roc, Norma Hill, and Responsive Textiles. Adoptable doggie models from the Rancho Coastal Humane Society even walked the runway wearing bowties and scarfs.
The collection that created the most oohs and ahhs from the audience was Jessica Lynn. Lynn showcased adorable and sassy pint-sized tots strutting their stuff down the runway in fashion-forward frocks. Lynn began creating children’s clothing after the birth of her first daughter. Unable to find stylish pieces for her child, she decided to make her own. Remarkably, she is self-taught. Lynn’s passion for creating one-of-a-kind wardrobe items turned into a business endeavor. In 2011, Lynn created her own label — Jessica Lynn.
Models wearing couture hair accessories and jewelry from the Lisa B. collection
Lady Lane also had a great showing of whimsical, lady-like, vintage-inspired dresses. Allison Andrews wore a '50s style pastel canine print dress from the designer. Lane was gifted her first sewing machine at age eight and has been sewing ever since. You can more of her pieces on her website.
All photos courtesy of the talented Jon Naugle of Naugle Photography.