Max’s road to happiness was long and rough. In fact, he was to be euthanized at a shelter last year. He had sat for weeks waiting for a new home, and he had several strikes against him — and his time was up.
The eighth year of Fashion Week El Paseo wrapped on a high note Saturday as designer of the week Gilbert Chagoury launched his “Shattered Innocence” collection to rousing cheers and standing ovations from the more than 1,000 people packing the Big White Tent.
Inspired by London street art and American fashion icons like Katharine Hepburn and Bianca Jagger, designer Katharine Polk’s spring collection for Houghton New York wowed audiences Friday night with an intoxicating blend of hand-sewn embroidery, lavish lace, rich textures, and sexy, sheer confidence.
Ryan, a cancer survivor who appeared in the ninth season of Project Runway, was the winner of season two of Project Runway All Stars. He also studied in Paris with Jean-Paul Gaultier and other top designers.
San Francisco-based designer Elena Slivnyak, a Project Runway season 10 contestant who has since been designing costumes for musicians, brought her ready-to-wear collection, IIMUAHII R2WEAR, to the Fashion Week El Paseo runway on Wednesday.
The last designer of the night was local favorite Michael Costello, who was greeted with loud cheers and whistles, as he thanked everyone associated with Fashion Week El Paseo via a video clip. He talked about the crazy lives he and others in his creative field lead — the drama and the design.
New York-based designer Viktor Luna introduced his Project Runway segment Wednesday night with an A-frame red-and-white dress with a full skirt that popped into view against the simple white background.
The crowd in the big white tent at Fashion Week El Paseo went wild when gorgeous male models burst onto the runway wearing Joshua McKinley’s colorful board shorts, hoodies, and shirts with wild prints.
Seth Aaron was the first designer on the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday night. Aaron, winner of Project Runway season seven and head casting judge replacing Tim Gunn, rolled out out a largely black collection, which featured lots of leather and was punctuated with brightly colored headwear
Fabio Costa, the Brazilian native who was runner up in season 10 of Project Runway, brought a different vibe to Fashion Week El Paseo, showcasing his self-described circus-inspired collection of off-sized clothing and unusual proportions.
Mondo Guerra went all out on Project Runway night at Fashion Week El Paseo, introducing his “Haute Dog” spring line, featuring a bold, bright mix of prints, patterns, and colors reminiscent of a day at the beach.
The new creations will be photographed for the Sunnylands Center & Gardens’ archives before returning to the designers; the photographs will be available for public viewing through the center’s library.
More than 15 El Paseo retailers who sent their best spring looks up the runway on Tuesday night drove home the point in front of a well-dressed audience exceeding 800 at the big white tent at Larkspur Lane and El Paseo in Palm Desert.
Wide-eyed fashion enthusiasts came in full force to Sunday’s Style & Beauty Bash to have stylists, aestheticians, and cosmetologists apply transformative makeovers for a donation of $30, with proceeds going to charities throughout the desert.
Celebrate the work of more than three decades of designers who have appeared in Debut, the college’s annual homage to its graduating fashion talent. Their work includes day and evening fashions, as well as a special collection of fashion jewelry.
Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!