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Opening Day at OC Fashion Week® Returns to Dawson Cole Fine Art

Posted on September 13 2018



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Chair of Public Relations




OC FASHION WEEK returns to Laguna Beach’s Award Winning Fine-Art Gallery to debut All-New Designer Collections from Around the World.

Dawson Cole Fine Art Presents OC FASHION WEEK®’s  Opening Day

NEWPORT BEACH, CA  - Dawson Cole Fine Art returns as a main stage venue for OC Fashion Week®’s semi annual showcase of international designer collections. The catwalk launch is an exclusive Runway event on Saturday, Sept 29th, 2018 honored as the “Opening Day” venue which will take place within the gallery and the Sculpture Garden  featuring the works by world-renown artist and sculptor, Richard MacDonald, and Hunt Slonem, among others.  “We are honored to be an official sponsor of Orange County Fashion Week® and to share this exciting event with the Orange County community.  Art and fashion will be celebrated the evening of Opening Day as we showcase the collections of these incredibly talented designers to benefit our charity partner Soccer for Hope” says Ariane MacDonald.

International Designers as Coral Castillo, Nicole Bakti, Phoenix Art and Carolina Hernandez of Veteran Couture, promise an enchanting event of incredible collections to be revealed.

Seating begins at 4pm on Saturday, Sept 29th, Show-time will start promptly at 5pm in the Sculpture Garden at Dawson Cole Fine Art in Laguna Beach.

International Designers as Coral Castillo, Nicole Bakti, Phoenix Art and Carolina Hernandez of Veteran Couture, promise an enchanting event of incredible collections to be revealed. Signature cocktails by Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin and Ketel One Vodka will be served as  Crème de la crème  will provide catering for the evening featured with Eco-Eats Party-ware Plate-a-cup.

“We are excited to return to the incredible gallery of Dawson Cole Fine Art they have always been a great supporter of emerging designer talent says Kathryn Marino, Executive Producer, “We are thrilled to help bring this aspiration together and spotlight Charity Soccer for Hope.” New this year Bravo’s 100th Housewife Peggy Sulahian hosts the events Opening Night wearing collections by Nicole Bakti.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork at Dawson Cole Fine Art  during the evening showcase will  benefit Soccer Organization ”Soccer For Hope.“ Soccer for Hope is honored to be part of this year's OC Fashion Week®! We believe that our cause will inspire the community to get involved and make a difference for children fighting cancer.”  Jamie Wyss, Director & Founder



OC FASHION WEEK® has the unique distinction of representing the luxury retail market of California and its recents international partnerships with organizations from Hong Kong to Athens, Greece has deemed it a fashion destination landmark for international commerce and exchange advocating for fashion tourism for local retailers and support for emerging designer talent. For ticket information visit  Models will have hair and makeup done by world-renowned Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy with makeup presented by Sephora South Coast Plaza. Lashes will be provided by Official Lash Sponsor Amazing Lash Studios Rancho Santa, Brea, Tustin, Bella Terra, Los Olivos, Crossroads, Costa Mesa.



Originally established in 1993, the gallery specializes in Contemporary and Modern sculpture, drawings, prints and unique works on paper by American and European Masters.  With a special concentration in Contemporary, Early Modern and West Coast Regionalism, the gallery offers works by Richard MacDonald, Chuck Close, Wayne Thiebaud, Hunt Slonem, and Donald Sultan, among others.  With galleries in Laguna Beach and on El Paseo in Palm Desert, Dawson Fine Art is the California destination for contemporary sculpture and painting.  Recognized as the Top Gallery in Orange County by Modern Luxury Magazine for two consecutive years, the gallery is dedicated to offering culturally and historically significant artwork in an environment that fosters education and unparalleled customer service.


 Soccer For Hope is a non-profit organization founded by Oliver and Jamie Wyss in 1998. Oliver is a former professional soccer player and survivor of a non-cancerous illness, Aplastic Anemia, thanks to a bone marrow transplant at City of Hope. The organization has been driven by their goal to raise desperately needed funds and awareness for children with life threatening diseases. Sadly a few years later their own young children were BOTH diagnosed with extremely rare, cancerous brain tumors. After battling multiple recurrences and secondary cancers both children lost their lives; Hudson at age 3 and Abella at age 11. No child should ever face cancer! These difficult times have honed the vision for Soccer For Hope to focus on childhood cancer research, awareness and essential family support. Since its inception, the organization has benefited thousands of children and their families across the U.S. and in the last 20 years they have raised over $3.5 million dollars!  To learn more about the organization go to:

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