Project Runway alumnus and celebrity designer Nick Verreos will headline Orange CountyвЂ™s hottest brands and emerging designers at the third annual Style Week Orange County, Monday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 3, at Irvine Spectrum Center.
Verreos, a red carpet staple and fan favorite at last yearвЂ™s Style Week Orange County, will be joined by partner David Paul to unveil their NIKOLAKI Spring 2011 couture collection in a runway show on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. This will be the first time VerreosвЂ™ fashions will be seen on an Orange County runway.
Verreos and Paul will also greet fans at that nightвЂ™s Rack Rave, a VIP party and fashion carnival where shoppers can also mingle with other Orange County designers and past Style Week Orange County participant Michele Genevieve of Hollywood Million Denim. Admittance to the VIP party is free and the first 500 guests will receive a Marie Claire tote filled with stylish goodies. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and admittance is first come, first serve.
On October 2, Verreos returns to Irvine Spectrum Center where he will be among industry judges for the FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) Needle & Thread Competition. Active Ride and Ezekiel again partner on this popular Style Week Orange County competition, where seven FIDM Graduate Designers will present five original looks for the Ezekiel Spring 2011 Collection.
A panel of industry and celebrity judges, including Verreos, will select a winner, whose designs will later be featured in the collection. Ezekiel will then showcase its Spring looks following the competition. Following the show guests can meet Nick Verreos at the Designer Showcase After Party at Active Ride shop from 9-11 p.m.
вЂњWe are thrilled to have Nick Verreos return to Style Week Orange County,вЂќ said Stacie Ellis, Marketing Director of Irvine Spectrum Center. вЂњNick has a great background in design and red carpet commentary and our fashion savvy customers love his style and personality.вЂќ