FASHION FORUM | SALON PRESENTATION - DAY 2
DAY 2 MON/MARCH 14 6PM-9PM Maserati of Newport Beach welcomes you to The Coliseum Pool & Grill at The Resort at Pelican Hill, the gorgeous five-star resort in view of the Pacific Ocean. Sit front row and witness incredible collections of emerging OC fashion designers for luxurious resort-wear and accessories. The Lookbook showcase will be followed by a unique buyer-designer cocktail reception with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres while featuring live the design collections of emerging talent and key industry purveyors. The World of Fashion Photography competition continues. Hair is presented by Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy and Make-up by Manna Kadar Cosmetics, Accessory styling presented by Betinnis in Brea.
Victoria by Elizabeth
Victoria by Elizabeth, or VBE, Is relatively new designers specializing in the maxi skirt and pencil skirts. Owned, operated and conceived by the three sisters- Elizabeth, Ada and Marlen, the ladies of VBE Strive to empower women by making them look and feel great at any size. Growing up their mother would make them new clothes to wear every weekend. The weekly ritual would gradually train their eyes and help them shape their sense of style. They eventually started making pencil skirts and hosting “skirt parties” Now, with a little over a year in the industry, the ladies are designing incredible fashions that can be worn as a strapless dresses or rolled down to the hips or waist and worn as a skirt. Working with suppliers to produce top notch material and patterns, each production run offers exclusive designs. VBE’s sizing sets them apart from other designers on the West Coast. Nothing that China and California tend to run their sizes on the small side, Victoria by Elizabeth follows closely to the European sizing guidelines. This has been an important detail of their line of clothes. The maxi design is produced with two pieces of material rather than three, the skirts bear more of a mermaid cut instead of the typical A-line as given by the three cut design. The result is extremely complementary to woman. Each maxi also has a half-slip sewn discreetly inside. Victoria by Elizabeth team will continue to create amazing pieces that every woman will soon enjoy
Jonathan was born on June 13, 1994, in the city that he loves, Santa Ana. He graduated from FIDM in Merchandise Product Development: Technical design, there he learned everything that goes behind creating a garment, the pattern making, the production, the sourcing, you name it and he might know how to do it. However after he graduated that wasn’t enough, that’s how he landed where he is now, at SAC, studying fashion and waiting for his moment for the world to see him as a designer. His style and aesthetic revolves the way he was raised. His clothes are relaxed, timeless with a modern flare, and most important, they’re fun. I mean what’s life without a little fun? His play on color, prints, and silhouettes is unique and truly works of art. Without a doubt he will be going far and succeeding in the industry.
Shabbella is effortless casual luxury curated of sporty-chic styles made of soft touch (hand feel) fabrics in classic silhouette's. Based out of sunny southern California, Shabbella is known as a pioneer of change in collegiate and pro sports women's apparel. Designer and founder, Shab, set out to create a line that combined her passion for fashion and sports. Prior to starting Shabbella, Shab cheered for the Oakland Raiders, and San Francisco 49er's, the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings, where her inspiration grew into creating fashion forward pro sports apparel for herself and her dance teammates. The sporty chic lifestyle brand was created in California in 2015 with all manufacturing proudly taking place in Los Angeles. All garments are curated with top performance fabrics made in the USA and screen printed locally. Shabbella is designed for the woman who wants to stand out from the crowd, in day-to-night classics she can take from game day to a night out while still looking and feeling beautiful, feminine, and chic. Shabbella is a member of the Federal Labor Association and is an officially licensed product of the Collegiate Licensing Company.
This is where I am inspired to design. I live a sporty lifestyle, but I love chic apparel. I am combining my love for fashion + sports using soft touch fabrics in figure-flattering silhouettes. I design in classic mindset, for day-to-night pieces.
Sport, comfort, luxury, contrast, smooth lines, contemporary architecture.