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Fashion Week San Diego Founder Allison Andrews

By on Sep 21, 2013 in Arts & Culture, Business, Fashion, One on One

Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) returns September 30th-October 6th and will take place at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier Downtown. “I’ve always appreciated fashion & creative arts, but love business, numbers and analytics. FWSD blends my passion and what I’m innately good at together,” said founder Allison Andrews. The dream of merging her two interests together came to fruition in 2008. After a four-year hiatus, the event returned in 2012 and quickly garnered the attention it deserved. The growing number of sponsors, attendees and the talent it attracted has allowed it to grow in just one year. “We have tripled our growth!! New, large venue- 3 days of runway shows- celebrity keynote industry speakers, so so much more! We have a musical act on Saturday night then our official after party in venue with VJ from Sleeping...

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Out on the Runway: Fashion Week San Diego

By on Oct 1, 2012 in Fashion

Fashion Week San Diego returns to the runway next month to give our city’s fashion stars the attention they deserve. Allison Andrews founded the event in 2008 with the idea of aiding the developing fashion culture.  After the initial launch, it went on a three-year hiatus to recoup from the economic recession. It gave them time to re-group and now it is back stronger than ever. The seven-day event will feature 17 designers from San Diego with collections ranging from ready to wear, jewelry, sportswear and haute couture on October 1-7. In addition to fashion, this event also provides models, hairstylists and makeup artists a platform to showcase their talent. Two of those designers are Kenneth Barlis and Andre Soriano. After submitting their applications in February 2012, it was a waiting game for close to three months. “The process...

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