1. Art of Fashion Runway Show
Sip Champagne and shop the runway Sept. 8, when Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island presents its finest show of the season, with top looks from the likes of Valentino, Stella McCartney and Altuzarra. It all starts at 11:30AM.
2. House of Sillage Fragrance Launch
This O.C.-based fragrance brand welcomes fall with two new scents as extraordinary as the perfumery’s ornate, crystal-laced bottles. The limited-edition Hauts Bijoux ($1,210) carries tropical notes of mango and grapefruit—sweet fragrances inspired by the island of Kona’s enchanting beaches and sea turtles, which adorn the bottle’s rose-gold cap. For the gents, HOS n.003 imparts hints of sage and volcanic rock. Exotic, indeed.
3. Saint Laurent Boutique Redux
At 5,500 square feet, Saint Laurent’s new South Coast Plaza boutique measures double the size of the original shop. The minimalist design, with its sleek marble walls, allows the merchandise to serve as art and reflects the brand’s realigned visual identity worldwide—a mix of French art deco styling and dramatic materials. Expect to see the new collection under recently appointed Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, who will present his first women’s collection for Saint Laurent in October during Paris Fashion Week, with his men’s debut to follow in January.
4. Style Week O.C.
Our coast’s glam game is strong, but the annual three-day celebration set for Sept. 15 to 17 at Fashion Island raises the style stakes even more. Anticipate fall runway shows featuring fashions from Neiman Marcus, Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor and Halston Heritage; meet-and-greets with the hottest local influencers, and parties attended by the well-heeled set of Orange County.
5. The Webster’s West Coast Debut
The Miami retail sensation opens its first West Coast store this month at South Coast Plaza. With custom furnishings and artwork from California natives Dennis Hopper (yes, that one) and Aaron Young, the 4,000-square-foot boutique mimics a luxe walk-in closet. Among the racks: a carefully curated mix of fashions for men and women, including pieces by Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, along with designs by emerging talents like Gigi Burris.