October 14, 2012 (Tijuana) -- Four Mexican designers presented a historic fashion show Sunday night outdoors as part of the Tijuana Innovadora conference before a standing-room audience of more than 700 fans. It was the first time such a large-scale show had been presented in the border city.
The designers were Louis Verdad and Ximena Valero, both based in Los Angeles, and Emedel Garcia and Daniela Villa, from Tijuana.
Each presented distinctive styles. Verdad’s sleek, edgy creations were virtually all black, Villa’s used primary colors and geometric designs, Garcia used pastels in futuristic designs and Valero used vibrant color combinations, including for daring bikinis.
The conference continues through Sunday, Oct. 21, with each day focusing on different themes. On Monday, speakers will focus on electronics, automotive and energy.
Shuttle buses are providing round-trip transportation from downtown San Diego to the conference venue twice a day for $15. The buses depart from the Santa Fe train station at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., returning at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Reservations are encouraged and may be made at the website, tijuana2012.com, which has complete conference information.