Delray Beach Fashion Week Returns For Fifth Year

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Catch models strutting local runways when the Delray Beach Fashion Week returns for the fifth year this month.

The latest styles from 36 retailers and 12 hair salons will be on display on 80 models during four downtown runway shows from Jan. 24-28.

This year, purchase a VIP pass for $165 that will secure you a front row reserved seat at all runways shows, receptions, luncheon and a signature Amanda Perna tote with swag from downtown merchants.  Runway show reserved seats range from $25-$50. Proceeds benefit Delray nonprofits the Achievement Centers and Arts Garage.

In addition to the shows, the sixth annual Vince Canning Stiletto Race will return and there will be a Delray Beach Fashion Week Boutique Shopping Event.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this award-winning and special event again this year, ” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA. “Delray Beach Fashion Week is a unique, fun and all-encompassing opportunity to share with our local residents and visitors the fashion and beauty that is found right here in Downtown Delray Beach.”

There is a “Chance to Win” Downtown Delray Beach Package valued at $500 which also benefits the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. Receive one “Chance” with each VIP Pass or runway seating ticket purchased.  Additional Chances to Win will be available at each runway show for $5 per chance or $10 for three chances.

Events details will be updated on www.DelrayFashionWeek.com

Wed., Jan 24

6-10 p.m.

An Evening Downtown Evening Wear Runway Show

Location: The Colony Hotel, 525 E Atlantic Avenue

Ticketed runway seating, Downtown Merchant Tent, Red Carpet – Step and Repeat, Live Entertainment from Fred Astaire Delray Beach Champion Dancers and Achievement Centers Dance Team and more

Ticket: $30 per seat for runway seating benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, free to stand and watch

6-8 p.m.:Live jazz entertainment; Artist on display, Silent Auction, Beauty Bar

8 p.m. show: Evening Wear

Emcee: Amanda Perna

Recommended attire: Cocktail Attire

Thursday, Jan. 25

7-10 p.m.

Delray on the Runway Designer Fashion Show & Hair Show

Location: ARTS GARAGE, 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach

Ticketed Event $50 per person benefiting the Arts Garage Art and Education Programs for

Children

Ticket includes: Reception (2 drinks and passed apps) silent auction and Fashion Show

Theme: Shades of Blue – blues music & attendees encouraged to wear blue

7-8 p.m. Reception and Entertainment

8 p.m. – Designer Runway Show and Hair Show

9 p.m.: Entertainment and Meet the Designer post reception

Emcee: Amanda Perna

Recommended attire: Creative, blue cocktail attire

Friday, Jan. 26,

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tropical Paradise Luncheon & Fashion Show

Location: CHE!!! Restaurant, 900 E Atlantic Avenue

Tickets: $40 to include lunch and the show; Benefiting Achievement Centers for Children and Families

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Entertainment, Lunch, Raffle

12:30 p.m. – Fashion Show to begin

Emcee:  Suzanne Boyd, WPEC CBS 12 Morning Anchor and Delray Beach resident

Following the event – shopping Downtown!

Recommended attire: Resort wear

5:30-7:30 p.m.

6th Annual Vince Canning Stiletto Race

Location: Old School Square Pavilion and Park, NE 2nd Avenue

Costs: $25 entry fee per runner; ($35 day of the race) Benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families

Produced by the ACCF

Sat., Jan. 27

7-9 p.m.

Swim & Surf Runway Show

Location: Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue

Tickets:  $25 per seat for runway seating – benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, free to stand and watch

Theme: Celebrate the tropics

Emcee:  Suzanne Boyd, WPEC CBS 12 Morning Anchor and Delray Beach resident

7-8 p.m.: Fun Music, Beach games, vendor tables

8 p.m.: Swim Wear Runway Fashion Show

8:45 p.m.: Thank you ceremony and final walk

Recommended attire: Tropical

Sun., Jan. 28

1-4 p.m.

Delray Beach Fashion Week Boutique

Location: Old School Square Fieldhouse, 51 N Swinton Avenue (entrance off of NE 1st Avenue),

Cost: Free to attend