StyleWeekOC returns to Fashion Island on shopping outlet’s 55th anniversary

Saturday is the day to be at Vogue Island at this yr’s StyleWeekOC — the eleventh such iteration because the occasion began and the buying middle’s fifty fifth anniversary.

The weekend-long marketing campaign kicked off Wednesday with a personal trend present at Nieman Marcus, heralding on this yr’s theme of “Layers of Luxurious” tempting fashionistas with a have a look at this season’s hottest and upcoming traits.

The present benefited CASA OC, a Santa Ana nonprofit that serves abused, uncared for and deserted kids via advocacy and volunteering. Leyla Vokhshoori, vice chairman of promoting for the model, confirmed Friday about 10% of the gross sales made to CASA members at Nieman Marcus on Wednesday will go to the nonprofit.

A model wearing the latest in eyewear walks the runway during the annual StyleWeekOC kickoff fashion show.

A mannequin sporting the newest in eyewear walks the runway throughout the annual StyleWeekOC kickoff trend present. The present is Orange County’s premiere trend occasion with this yr’s theme, “Layers of Luxurious.”

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“This yr’s appears featured the very best in trend from our fall marketing campaign … which inspires prospects to reside within the second, discover luxurious within the on a regular basis and keep true to their uncompromising private model,” mentioned Vokhshoori.

“Fall must-haves featured within the present had been leather-based jackets, platform heels, daring colorways and structured tailoring from prime tier designers like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Versace and Valentino,” mentioned Vokhshoori. “Vogue is all about self-expression, and we hope this yr’s present impressed attendees to embody confidence and optimism via their clothes selections.”

A model wearing walks the runway.

A mannequin walks the runway throughout the annual StyleWeekOC kickoff trend present on Wednesday at Vogue Island.

(Don Leach / Workers Photographer)

Returning this yr after a pandemic-related hiatus are the style and wonder panels organized by Merely. 4 panels might be held on the garden in entrance of Nieman Marcus, with the primary of those scheduled for 12 p.m. Three others will comply with firstly of each new hour till 4 p.m.

Merely founder Sarah Boyd mentioned her agency has been in contact with Vogue Island all through the pandemic. Boyd mentioned that is the fourth official yr that Merely and Vogue Island have collaborated for StyleWeekOC.

“We fashioned a extremely nice partnership as a result of they cherished what we had been doing,” mentioned Boyd. “Our panels had been all about kindness, connecting, trend, magnificence and content material creation … it was a extremely natural partnership. They had been wanting to usher in these implausible audio system and celebrities into their house and in addition create a group there. By working collectively, we then had been capable of convey our viewers and our fan base all the way down to Orange County, which was nice.”

A panel organized by Fashion Island and Simply for StyleWeekOC in 2019.

A panel organized by Vogue Island and Merely for StyleWeekOC in 2019.

(Allen Ling / Vogue Island)

Boyd mentioned group of the panels this yr began in June, with finalization of these attending by August.

Anticipated audio system Saturday embody activewear model Joja co-founders Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes along with Favourite Daughter co-founders Sara and Erin Foster. Additionally included are plenty of trend and wonder specialists, influencers and tv personalities. The talks are free to attend, although persons are requested to register via Merely or Vogue Island’s web site.

“StyleWeekOC is an important tent pole for Vogue Island. It’s the style occasion for Orange County and Newport Seaside that folks look ahead to yearly. It’s one thing [Fashion Island] invests loads of time and assets in. It brings the group collectively,” Boyd mentioned. “Lots of people are in other places in life up to now two years so they may wish to get impressed to start out their new enterprise or include their pals and be taught the latest traits.

“I do know personally I’m all the time seeking to higher myself and be taught … we’re in a time now the place individuals simply wish to proceed to raised themselves in so many alternative methods and this can be a wonderful means to do this and in addition get linked,” she concluded.

StyleWeekOC will proceed via the tip of Sunday.

Handbags shown in the runway fashion show are wheeled out for shoppers.

Purses proven within the runway trend present are wheeled out for consumers throughout the annual StyleWeekOC kickoff trend present, hosted by Neiman Marcus in Vogue Island in Newport Seaside.

(Don Leach / Workers Photographer)

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