Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview

Nordstrom rolled out the runway on February 23rd for its annual Designer Preview showcasing Spring 2012 collections from big time international designers. This year’s pop up boutique and fashion show was held at the Port Pavillion on Broadway Pier and all ticket proceeds went towards Promises2Kids, an organization that helps break the cycle of child abuse. From classic Missoni stripes to floral Dolce & Gabanna dresses, sky high Jimmy Choo heels and to-die-for Oscar de la Renta ball gowns, Nordstrom has something that every woman will covet for Spring.  

Here are the top trends we saw straight from the runway:

Bold Prints

From left to right: Burberry Prorsum azure blue and rust printed trenchcoat; Akris black 'Studio 54'-print dress; Stella McCartney pomegranate circle-print silk halter dress with swirl embroidery; Marni white and acid geometric-print cotton dress

Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview

 

Statement Necklaces

From left to right: Donna Karan military asymmetrical dress with studded racerback tank underlay; Marni smoke blue double-face cotton tunic with pleated front & glass ivory double-zip frame handbag with adjustable strap; Missoni royal blue/black deep V-neck dress with ruffles

Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview

 

Sheath Dresses

From left to right: Dries Van Noten black 'Night Light'-print 'Dee Dee' dress with solid white bottom; Akris leaf sheer dress with skirt pleating; Dolce & Gabbana purple lace dress; Naeem Khan lemon dress with silver sequined plate beading

Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview
Haute Off The Runway: Nordstrom Designer Preview

 

See more photos from the Nordstrom Designer Preview in the San Diego Magazine Seen Gallery

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