If it’s the desert mid-March, it must be Fashion Week El Paseo! Of all the annual “weeks” in the Palm Springs Valley, the fashionista inside me must admit that this is my absolute favorite. Fabulous designers, fantastic fashions, and faithful fans—all converge between March 16 and 22 under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent on Larkspur Lane between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert for the ninth annual iteration of this sensational sartorial extravaganza.
For seven days, not only will participants be treated to fashion shows trumpeting the most current collections from household name designers, they’ll be made privy to what’s going on in the minds of exciting emerging fashion talents as well. There will be everything from haute couture to prêt-à-porter for everyone in the family—men, women, children, and even pets!
The F.W. M.O. goes like this: Each evening begins with a cocktail reception (replete with hors-d’oeuvres supplied by local restaurants), followed by a runway show, each one benefitting a different local charitable organizations. But that’s not all! Additional events include a complimentary Sunday yoga class, trunk shows galore, in-store happenings, and a meet & greet with local fashion star Michael Costello and popular fellow Project Runway designers such as Helen Castillo, Uli Herzner, Viktor Luna, Irina Shabayeva, and Ariyaphon Southiphong.
For the full schedule of events, go to http://fashionweekelpaseo.com/.