Models wearing Oseas Villatoro at FWSD 2017.

Hi Chrissettes!

You ready for more Fashion Week? Be sure to catch up on Night One before starting on this one. 🙂


With Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) celebrating its 10th anniversary, things kicked off with a private screening of new Fashion Film Red Pearl at The Lot in La Jolla.

On Thursday evening at the Andaz, it was all about Art & Beauty Behind Fashion. Featuring presentations by Pullin Underwear, this fun presentation showcased some stunning makeup and hair trends courtesy of head stylist Michael Soberanes and his team.

Friday and Saturday were the nights of the runway shows. Held at Broadway Pier, the location pays homage to FWSD’s early roots. Each night feature a select group of talented designers that hope to showcase their collections as well as win the Designer of the Year Award.

Oh, and if you haven’t already, click here to read about Night One.

Last but not least are the Trunk Shows on Sunday. Held at the Hotel Del Coronado this year, this is where everyone has the opportunity to get some RTW (ready to wear) looks straight off from the runways.

Now, it’s time to get into the fabulous collections of Night Two!

Night Two: 6 Trends I Love

Models wearing (L to R) RH Creation, BAZA Couture, and Saul Lizacri
Bright Colors – RH Creation, BAZA Couture, Saul Lizacri

I’ve previously mentioned something similar in my latest post about Night One, but bold colors continue to make an impact both on the runway and into your closet.

RH Creation, BAZA Couture, and Saul Lizacri couldn’t be any more different when it comes to interpreting the use of bright colors. A few of RH Creation’s brightly colored pieces take me back in time while BAZA and Saul’s are more sophisticated.

Models wearing (L to R) They & Them, Oseas Villatoro, and VaughnBerry
Sheer and More Sheer – They & Them, Oseas Villatoro, VaughnBerry, Taylor Whipp, Saul Lizacri

Sheer is one of those trends that simply refuse to be forgotten. Thanks to a wide array of fabrics, the sheer trend is considered both very high fashion as well as a street fashion staple (heck, I even wore sheer the night before.)

Models wearing (L to R) Taylor Whipp and Saul Lizacri

Whether it’s as simple as VaughnBerry‘s button-up tops, as chic as They & Them‘s fishnets, as cozy as Taylor Whipp‘s knitwork or as haute couture like the ones found on the likes of Oseas Villatoro and Saul Lizacari, sheer is one important staple of every fashion loving gal, dude, and everyone who is in between.

Models wearing (L to R) Territa Torres, BAZA Couture, and Territa Torres
3D Textures – Territa Torres, BAZA Couture

There is 3D Printing and there are 3D clothing, meaning that it’s not a sown-on flower you’re admiring, it’s like it’s actually there sans scent and allergens, among a few things.

BAZA Couture utilizes unique, sometimes changeable fabrics while Territa Torres has been using floral decals to make her floral pieces pop. I’ve actually been following Territa for a while now, and it’s always so amazing to see her grow every single year as a designer.

Models wearing (L to R) Isabel Vianey, They & Them, and BAZA Couture
Metallics – Isabel Vianey, They & Them, BAZA Couture

Undoubtedly, metallics have been the rage thanks to the Big Four Fashion Weeks (New York, London, Paris, and Milan), so it made perfect sense when metals were on display at FWSD.

Isabel Vianey, while retaining her feminine florals and whimsical ruffles, added a sliver of metallic fabrics on the shorts while BAZA Couture went completely glammed out with her selection of silver and golden scales. They & Them, on the other hand, used holographic fabric for their tops and bottoms.

Models wearing (L to R) VaughnBerry, Hulabelle Swim, and VaughnBerry
Animal Inspired – VaughnBerry, Hulabelle

Inspiration takes many forms, one of them taking the form of an animal or reptile.

Hulabelle used an edgy faux reptilian fabric for her swimwear line. Given her choice of fabric (just this particular one), I felt like it was powerful like the message Hulabelle continually promotes; Dana Dinerman, founded the line after her own experiences with breast cancer and has since been supporting women who have/had cancer.

Bryan, the designer behind VaughnBerry, is actually a friend of mine. Like Territa, I’ve also been following along on his journey, and this year’s collection blew me away, especially with the coats.

I’m gonna ‘fess up: I’m a very extra kind of gal. I love wearing my fur coats (they’re faux, lol) and dressing up on the daily. So, when I see designers go over the top, I’m pretty much screaming (on the inside) because holy moly, it is beautiful.

With that being said, here’s a quote from Bryan:

“I believe that fashion is about the extravagant and the outrageous, and it’s [the designer’s] job to create that outrageous extravagance on the runway.”

Winners List

Designer of the Year: Baza Haute Couture

Runner up: Haus of K2

Second runner up: Territa Torres

Chelsea Casey Model of the Year Award: Anna Baretta

All photos courtesy of 656 Photography

16 thoughts on “FWSD Night Two: 6 Top Runway Trends”

  1. These are so good, Chrissy! I love them all but my eyes are leaning more towards the 3D, specifically that floral dress 🙂 love it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a wonderful recap. I’ve never attended a runway show but would love to attend one in the future. Some of my favorite trends from your photos are the bright colors and the 3d textures. I can only imagine how cool it must of been to see these designs in person! All of the looks are gorgeous.

    1. Aw, thank you, Sasha. 🙂 I highly recommend going to one, even if it’s local. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind experience. x

  3. Usually I’m a bit iffy about certain trends, but this is the first time in a while I can say I actually like all the trends shared here! I’m most excited about the bold colors and the sheer everything 🙂

  4. I am in love with all of these trends! It’s always so fun to see what comes into style each season. The sheer details on some of those pieces are incredible. I will definitely look out for these trends this fall.

    ~xo Sheree

  5. Such a great post, it is always nice to read about fashion trends. As for me, I really love 3D textures, it is something new and creative! Territa Torres is a great brand, thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. I’m loving the Bright Colors trend! I love that bikini and the yellow dress is something I would love to have in my wardrobe someday 🙂 Wish I could have seen this show in person!

    1. Thanks, Leanne! As for the bright colors, here’s some outfit ideas that are guaranteed to work:

      1) a bright colored pant with a basic tee
      2) a bright colored top with your favorite jeans
      3) semi-bright colored top (like a not-so-bright version of the color) with a matching colored pant for that monochrome look
      4) a bright colored cardigan/coat

      I hope these will inspire you. x

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