Sue Wong, renowned celebrity designer of luxury evening wear, presented her latest collection for the Laguna Design Center and Luxe Interiors and Design at the sixth annual Designer Runway event hosted at the Laguna Design Center on Sept. 13.
Wong’s collection, “Autumn Sonata,” paid homage to nature’s metamorphosis through a procession of shimmering and intricately detailed couture evening wear. The jewelry featured in the show was fashioned by Joe Vilaiwan.
This was the first time a high-fashion runway show preceded the design competition, Designer Runway, which challenged Orange County’s top interior design teams to create fashions from pre-selected materials, of which the designers had not seen prior to the competition, in 90 minutes without using a sewing machine. The teams chose themes to inspire their creations which were judged by celebrity judges.
Rejoy Interiors of Irvine won the competition with the chosen theme “Steam Punk Fashion” and were followed by Lighting Innovation, who placed second, and Deirdre Eagles Interior Design who placed third.
All of the event’s proceeds, about $30,000, will benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County Music Education Program.