FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OC Fashion Week® Returns to World Peace Lake
1 Iconic Runway. 81 Unique Collections.
9 Unforgettable Fashion Designers.
Orange County, CA – September 12, 2019 – OC Fashion Week® is set to debut at Soka University’s World Peace Lake beginning Saturday, Sept. 21-Monday, Sept. 23 for another season of fashion, beauty, and pure excitement during the Spring/Summer 2020 collection, sponsored by TONI&GUY USA. The three-day event will honor and celebrate the beauty of self-love and world peace.
“It’s time to celebrate another season of high-fashion and creative talents at OC Fashion Week® 2019,” said Kathy Marino, CEO of OC Fashion Week®. “I’m excited to work with our amazing designers and models as they embrace their creative spirits both on-and-off the runway.”
Opening day will feature a private (invite only) meet-and-greet with designers for Fastpass holders. The white cocktail attire social will celebrate the unique talents of each designer as they share their inspirations for their collections. In honor of Soka University’s pristine World Peace Lake, attendees will discover an epic runway show designed around a two-sided runway on day two.
Day three of OC Fashion Week® TONI&GUY HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY will transport you to experience the mood boards of a master of beauty statements as they pay tribute to the late Alexander McQueen with an inspired live look book of fantastical hair and worldly delights featuring makeup and hair styling by the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy. This live exhibition across South Coast Plaza, will feature award-winning Masterstylist students who will transform looks from runway pasts.
It’s a season defined by firsts. This year’s runway will include first-time sponsor COACH South Coast Plaza. Attendees can purchase a daily Fastpass ticket (valued at $150) for VIP early seating, presented by COACH as a prequel event sponsor. Earlier this month, COACH South Coast Plaza hosted an exclusive style event featuring fashion, beauty, and health influencers.
“We are proud to partner with COACH, an iconic brand that defines sophistication,” Marino said. “Their presence this year highlights the incredible journey fashion has come over the years and the feats Orange County is reaching as a hub of fashion excellence.”
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The runway will also feature first-time model, Chelsea Rush, a 27-year-old quadriplegic. Rush will be featured in designer Tatiana Shabelnik’s collection. The former TONY&GUY Academy student survived an ATV accident three years ago that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Incredibly, she and her unborn baby at the time survived.
“I’m still fighting every day for my mobility, and the chance to do more things as an independent person,” said Rush. “I never give up because of Wyatt.”
Rush, along with her fellow models will be featured in the following designer collections:
During OC Fashion Week®, attendees will also have the opportunity to explore and shop the designers’ collections from the Buy Now, Love Forever pop-up shop. Here, they will find unique buys and one-of-a kind pieces both in jewelry and fashion.
Highlights of of OC Fashion Week® will air on KWHY (Channel 22) on Saturday, Sep. 28 at 6:30 a.m. To learn more about OC Fashion Week® or to purchase a ticket, visit ocfashionweek.com. Media must register for a press credential online.
About OC Fashion Week®:
OC FASHION WEEK® is the luxury market of California, a leading retail metropolis in the United States whose consumer spend is on par with fashion capitals as a one world symposium to support emerging designer talent, established brands, makeup, models, photographers, e-fluentials and leading affluentials in the fashion and beauty industries.