High Fashion Comes to the Desert—Fashion Week El Paseo, March 17 – 24th!

Scenes from El Paseo

It’s that time of year, kiddos. That week when metropolitan glamour and cutting edge design descend on Greater Palm Springs. When you’ll never know who you might end up sitting next to, or what in the world they might be wearing! This year’s Fashion Week El Paseo, the largest consumer fashion show on the West Coast, will be held March 17-24, 2018 at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Tickets and packages may be purchased here.

This premier fashion event, presented by Franklin Loan Center, offers a platform for both renowned and emerging designers to showcase their work and connect with an audience through one of the most individualistic and expressive art forms: style. After all, what we wear is the story we tell about ourselves to the world. Why not make it a compelling narrative?

Carolina Herrera

Featured 2018 designers include Ralph Rucci, Carolina Herrera, Alice + Olivia, Michael Costello, Trina Turk / Mr Turk, Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier, Margarita Alvarez, Laura Baker, Viktor Luna and many more.

Fashion knows no boundaries, and neither do its followers. Fashion Week El Paseo attracts audiences from all walks of life. Here, the local business man or woman, the stay at home, the jet-setter, and even the fashion-savvy college student can explore the world of fashion in one place. They can even attend free custom fittings with designers such as Mikael D, CD Greene, and Rosetta Getty. The cocktail receptions, trunk shows, meet and greets, and more are meant to further inspire and transform participants while also highlighting the sophistication and luxury of Greater Palm Springs.

Le Chien Show


Check out details on featured events here — from runway shows to trunk shows to cocktail parties to charity events, there’s truly something for everyone, and every taste, including our furry best friends. One of my top picks for a good time for a good cause is “Le Chien presents Le Dogue en Vogue.”

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. Cocktail Reception / 6 p.m. Fashion Show & Live Auction
Presented by Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach
Benefiting Humane Society of the Desert

Only dogs can get away with wearing real fur! Le Chien presents a runway show of precious pups with their fashionable human companions. Dog lovers will enjoy cocktails, auctions, music, and entertainment at this annual benefit for the Humane Society of the Desert. Reserved Seat $100 — TICKETS
Student Admission $35*
*Student tickets cannot be purchased online. Student tickets are for general admission seating only and are available for purchase on-site from the Fashion Week El Paseo ticket booth, starting Thursday, March 15, 2018. Valid student ID required at time of purchase.

We hope you enjoy this fabulous event—and that it inspires you to let your interior beauty shine through in your sartorial choices. Don’t we all feel a little better, a little brighter, a little nicer when we’re showing our best face and presenting our best story to the world? Have fun, kiddos! Don a boa or three for me. XOKate

About Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

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