Samantha Plasencia: Project Runway Designer Stars in SA Fashion Week

SAN ANTONIO FASHION WEEK has become a major event in our
city and is designed to draw fashion lovers to our colorful, fun, historic
downtown area.  This year the weekend
began with a youthful, edgy runway show for Spring 2015 styled by SAMANTHA PLASENCIA, one of the designers selected for PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 13 (recently
Samantha was a breath of fresh air…bubbly and joyful.  She presented a very creative show
predominately featuring styles the younger set would love for casual wear.  “I really wanted to focus on separates,” she
told me after the show.  “All of these
looks can be interchanged and can help build a fun, easy wardrobe.”
Tony Harris, the producer of Fashion Week recently told
Express News fashion writer, Michael Quintanilla,about Samantha, “She doesn’t
think like anyone here does.  She has a
very modern take on fashion. She’s on trend with street wear and incorporating
high fashion into that aesthetic.  She
knows how to do that well.”
The show did include a few looks any age woman could
wear.  I had to ask her what she thought
about working with Tim Gunn, which brought a huge smile to her face.  She said, “He is honestly the most genuine
person I have ever met.  He was a joy and
taught me to follow my instincts, a valuable lesson.”
Samantha is 28 and a graduate of the University of Incarnate
Word fashion design department…highly acclaimed in our part of the
country.  She has also worked as a visual
merchandiser for JULIAN GOLD, a high fashion and luxury retailer.  Of course, Project Runway has set her on the
national stage and hopefully we will see her rise to success.

She is such a sweet spirit and one of those people I would
love to see do well!  I really enjoyed
the show.
On Thursday, read what it means to me to play a blogger role this year during Fashion Week, and on Saturday, I will bring you some San Antonio Fashion Week Street Style!!
Have a special Wednesday!!


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