Gila Rut Aveda Salons’ trendsetting hair and makeup artists have kicked off a busy October, taking part in San Diego’s own 5-day fashion celebration of our incredibly talented ‘home grown’ designer talent.
It’s all about Fashion Week San Diego® (FWSD), featuring the runway collections of 26 fabulous fashion designers, along with hair and makeup artistry that completes the couture. Gila Rut is among the sponsors, dedicating 10 members of their design team from their Hillcrest, Otay Ranch and Torrey Hills salon locations to ‘work the collections’ — just as they have during prestigious New York Fashion Week.
According to Gila Rut co-owner Karla Lopez-Martinez, there is no doubt that San Diego’s own designer talent merits its fair share of the fashion news spotlight on local, regional and national levels.
Shares Karla: “Fashion Week San Diego provides a prestigious mega-showcase to present this talent on the runway and get the recognition that the San Diego market deserves. Gila Rut is excited and proud to be a part of this total effort, creating more visibility and opportunities for the fashion and beauty designers ‘right in our own backyard’!”
Now in its third year, Fashion Week San Diego is produced by Founder & Director Allison Andrews, Assistant Director Amie Wilde and Marketing Director Rhiannon Marquis.
Allison explains: “FWSD is a collaborative entertainment fashion event to celebrate emerging designers by showcasing and highlighting the pulse of these entrepreneurs and what they are creating. FWSD is pleased to give these emerging designers a platform to launch their careers.”
The participating Gila Rut design team members are as follows: Hair Styling Team: Nadia Provensavo, Michael Soberanes, David Nguyen, Andre Holt, Siobhan Duffy-Smith, Sarah Hernandez, Rhita Benton, MJ Walters, Ze Martins, Jon Rizo, Melissa Castillo, Brita Schramm, Brandie Redd, Jessica Higgason and Karla Lopez-Martinez.
Gila Rut Make-Up Team members are: Michael P. Hart, Julia Rodrigues, Eileen Stanberry, Lupita Kielbasa, and Christine Gamalinda.
Don’t Miss the 5 Highlights of #FWSD!!