Two of Americaâs top designers, Rachel Roy and David Meister, will present fall runway shows at Orange Countyâs top fashion event, Style Week Orange County. Both designers will stage their shows at Fashion Island during Style Week Orange County, which returns Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 8 to Irvine Spectrum Center and for the first time, Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Throughout the event, thousands of style-savvy visitors are expected to attend dozens of runway shows, fashion festivities, cooking demonstrations and in-store events at both centers throughout the week.
Fashion Island will host a fashion presentation by Rachel Roy on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdaleâs Courtyard, followed by a meet and greet at Neiman Marcus. Roy will showcase her Fall 2011 collection on the runway, which is highlighted by an emphasis on layering, prints and texture in pieces that transition from day to night. Fans can expect to see a chic modern take on classic silhouettes which has become synonymous with Royâs collection.
A California native, Roy is known for her feminine and sophisticated pieces that allow women to embrace fashion with an effortless elegance and confidence. First Lady Michelle Obama and actresses Halle Berry, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow are among those who have worn her designs. In one of the fashion industries highest honors, she was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2007 and touted by Oprah Winfrey as âthe next big name in fashion.â
Fashion Island will also host a runway show by David Meister on Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Neiman-Marcus Bloomingdaleâs Courtyard, followed by a meet and greet at Bloomingdaleâs. A Los Angeles resident, Meister is known for his sophisticated and body conscious lines of modern day dresses, cocktail dresses, and gowns which are carried in the nationâs top luxury department stores.
Some of the most recognized women in Hollywood have worn gowns by Meister on the red carpet, including Diane Lane, Katherine Heigl, Tina Fey, Fergie, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone and others. Meister is a long-standing member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and has appeared on numerous news and entertainment shows with his fashion expertise.
âWith Style Week Orange Countyâs debut at Fashion Island this year, we are thrilled to present two of Americaâs most respected designers, Rachel Roy and David Meister,â said Laura Davis, Senior Marketing Director of Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center. âAs Style Week celebrates its fourth year, this is another example of how the event is evolving to showcase both new, local talent and world renowned designers for our fashionable guests.â
Style Week Orange County events confirmed to date include:
â¢ Rack Rave: Fri., Sept. 30, 7 to 9 p.m. at Irvine Spectrum Center -- Celebrity designer, Project Runway alumni and red carpet commentator Nick Verreos will emcee Rack Rave, a fun fashion carnival in Giant Wheel Court featuring informal modeling, interactive events, giveaways, shopping incentives, entertainment by a DJ and sweet treats.