"Style Wars" with Nick Verreos!
PROJECT RUNWAY STAR NICK VERREOS WILL HEADLINE FIDM STUDENT “STYLE WAR”COMPETITION AT SIMON FASHION NOW ON SEP 12 AT FASHION VALLEY
This weekend--Saturday September 12Th to be exact--I will be in San Diego to host "Style Wars", a draping competition featuring the top fashion design students from the fabulous Fashion institute of Design and Merchandising--my alma mater, and in case you've been living under a rock, the new "home" of this season's Project Runway. The students will have an allotted time to drape--from scratch--a gorgeous gown or dress, only using PINK fabric. They will be doing this in the middle of the chic and upscale Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego--in front of all the shoppers, passersby and guests (hope they don't get too nervous!). I'm so excited to come down to San Diego and judge this amazing contest and see what these talented "kids" come up with. Below is a sketch I have created to serve as inspiration (fortunately, for me, I'm NOT in the competition). Hope to see you there!
Below is all the information for this weekend's "Style Wars" contest, when I will be there and what it is all about! See you there (so we can take all the Facebook photos you want, and maybe I'll sketch something just for you!)
WHAT:Nick Verreos, Project Runway star, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising graduate, instructor and spokesperson will be making an appearance at Fashion Valley on Saturday, Sept 12 to preside over an interactive student style competition whereby 10 FIDM Advanced Fashion Design students will be competing in a fashion draping contest (called “Style Wars”) in front of an audience and a celebrity panel. “Style War” is a part of Simon Fashion Now™, a high-energy celebration of style arriving at Fashion Valley, Sep 11 and 12. Local celebrities judging the competition are Nikki Jones, 944 Magazine; Andrea Naversen, Ranch & Coast Magazine; Arthel Neville, Fox5 Morning News; and Leonard Simpson, Fashion Forward host for Style - KUSI TV. Immediately, following “Style War” there will be four runway shows, every hour, on the hour, plus Style Stops offering advice and insight to the latest cosmetic trends, the newest accessories and tips. All Simon Fashion Now™ events, except for the charitable luncheon on Friday, are free and open to the public. WHEN: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12 – (All events open to the public) Style Wars –Watch advanced fashion design students from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising competing in a fashion draping contest in front of a panel of celebrity judges. 11:00 Nick Verreos appearance and FIDM design contest 12:15 Judges comments 12:45 pm Winners announced 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. - Runway Shows: Watch models provided by Page Parkes Corp. strut the runway in fall looks from Fashion Valley’s hottest retailers. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Style Stops The latest in tips and trends at the event venue and select retailers
WHERE: Fashion Valley – River Plaza at the Simon Fashion Now venue (below AMC theaters)