Fade to black. The lights went dark under The Big White Tent to mark the start of Gemma Kahng’s haute couture collection as Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 rounded out its last night. The evening benefited Fashion Group International Palm Springs.
The premier couture collections from students attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising was an expression of their appreciation for the FIDM program and owning their personal creative perspectives.
The Project Runway Trunk Show under the Big White Tent marks one of the top experiences at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo featuring designers Michelle Lesniak, Dom Streater, Patricia Michaels, and Daniel Esquivel.
With well-known keyboardist Rami Jaffee and his all-star cover band, Bitch, providing a musical background that enlivened the room, the Shops on El Paseo rocked Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
Every dog has his day, and that day was March 22 at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015’s Le Chien. The event highlighted some of the cutest creatures swathed in canine couture ever to take the stage.
Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 came to life with the commencement of its 10th Anniversary opening celebration March 21 under The Big White Tent in the heart of the desert’s most illustrious shopping district, El Paseo.
Astrella Leitch's collection of luxury T-shirts with iconic album imagery and musical delighters will be on display when Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo opens March 21 for eight straight nights of fashionista frivolity.
Kevan Hall, who is part of a group of designers that shaped Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo into one of the top fashion shows in the country, returns to the desert to showcase his ladies line of golf outfits.
See the homes designed by the men synonymous with Palm Springs modern architectural history, including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and Rick Harrison, William Krisel, and William Cody during the Fall Home Tour on Nov. 1.
Costa Mesa offers world-class fashion at South Coast Plaza, a palette of award-winning performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, exquisite dining and endless relaxation at an exceptional selection of hotels.
Nightfall can bring out the best of the holiday season in the Greater Palm Springs area. We've put together a list of venues that make viewing holiday lights a night out with the whole family or your significant other.
Amid the flutter of butterfly roofs and other specimens of midcentury modernism in The Mesa neighborhood in Palm Springs, a lone Craftsman home stands out on a grassy flat. The handcrafted property features Brazilian Koa hardwood floors and several low-pitched rooflines, bearing exposed rafters — a signature of the home’s breed and the artisan’s expertise.
Hotrod dads and skateboarding sons always try to keep up with mothers who stay a few steps ahead. This 1965 Carroll Shelby Cobra is just the ticket to keep up with today’s super-performance mom. With a high-rise 427 engine that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, it’s one of the fastest American cars on the road.
Superlative engineering has distinguished Patek Philippe for 174 years. The brand has earned the official Geneva Seal for its mechanics and boasts the world’s two most expensive watches, including the $11 million Henry Graves Supercomplicated Pocket Watch.
At the outset of 2013, the PGA Tour website’s profile page for Byron Smith showed a blank silhouette in the space deemed for a golfer’s standard-issue headshot. Now in the 10th year of a decade-long pursuit to compete at the sport’s highest echelon, the roads of Smith’s journey have taken the 32-year-old Palm Springs native from the depths of his own resolve to golf courses around the world.
She’s chic, adorable, and her legs — all four of them — look fantastic in the latest spring fashions. She’s your doggie, and her wardrobe just got a fabulous upgrade! Designer Linda Higgins showcased her delightful and cheery canine fashion line, Classy Doggie Designs, at Cosmopawlitan Café & Boutique, Sunday March 17.
To all the naysayers who lament over the long-passed golden age of 1920s glamour — when starlets were swathed in precious satins and royalty floated from room to room, adored in embroidered gowns of unimaginable opulence — Sue Wong has just answered your prayers.
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.
It’s one thing to take your style cues from the irreverent and urbane looks seen on television. It’s another thing entirely when the fashions that barrel down the runway are there to be touched, examined, and purchased. That’s the joy Project Runway trunk show attendees experienced on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Renowned interior designer Robert Bailey brought his sophisticated style to Jacquie Somerville’s La Dolce Vita-meets-glam retro house in Rancho Mirage. The property reflects the aesthetics of his favorite Uptown Palm Springs design stores: Boulevard, Christopher Anthony, Trina Turk, and Raymond | Lawrence.
The kitchen often proves the liveliest, most popular room in the house. Outfit it with top-of-the-line appliances, custom detailing, and fanciful décor. Here are some fine ideas for your gourmet temple.