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Alumna's Five-Day Fashion Event Attracts 26 Designers and more than 3,500 Attendees

October in America’s Finest City kicked off with panache, as Alumna Allison Andrews’ Fashion Week San Diego offered an exciting five-day mix of art, beauty, pageantry and shopping.

Founded by Andrews in 2008 to support and showcase the area’s developing fashion businesses and most promising fashion talent, Fashion San Diego has become the local fashion industry’s largest collaborative entertainment fashion happening.

Last Fall's series of events featured 26 designers from around the world and started with a large gathering at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in Downtown San Diego on Wednesday, October 2 with an interactive panel of global beauty experts discussing various aspects of their trade and fielding questions from the audience.

The first runway shows started on Thursday, October 3, premiering a variety of spring/summer 2014 collections. They ran through Friday and Saturday, when emerging designers were able to reveal their wear. Interim San Diego Mayor and Council President Todd Gloria presented an official city proclamation to Allison Andrews on Saturday evening, saying “I am pleased to propose the first week of October be proclaimed Fashion Week San Diego to attract attention to this growing segment in our economy.”

Fashion Week events wrapped up on Sunday, October 6 with a Trunk Show at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. From the runway to customers’ closets and retailers racks, Sunday was the day that shoppers could hobnob with featured designers and purchase the apparel and accoutrements they saw in the previous days’ runway shows.

In total, more than 3,500 attendees attended the various 2013 Fashion Week events. For more information about this year's event, visit fashionweeksd.com. To view highlights of Fashion Week San Diego 2013, click here.