“OH, I LOVE PALM SPRINGS,” Trina Turk beams as guests arrive at the iconic, hillside Ship of the Desert, the house in The Mesa neighborhood of south Palm Springs owned Trina Turk and her husband, Jonathan Skow.
This year’s marquee designer Oliver Tolentino hails from the Philippines and uses the materials of his homeland to inspire his couture gowns.
The sixth evening of Fashion Week El Paseo — Turk again presented her Palm Springs Eternal collection in a runway show fit for Manhattan.
See the future as top graduating students from the internationally recognized Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles debut their collections.
A Fashion Week sponsor and El Paseo boutique, InSanity presents its edgy and sophisticated clothes for the spring, as well as jewelry designed by Denise Roberge.
The ambitious pursuit spotlighted 16 El Paseo retailers, each showing a single brand of clothes, jewelry, and accessories with a decidedly desert feel.
Opening night of Fashion Week El Paseo the runway presentation of Best of Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2011 collections.
Being at Colleen Quen’s runway show Saturday night — the marquee event of Fashion Week El Paseo — make one feel like they were some place other than in the desert.
“I already have orders from some of the models,” said budding knitwear designer and recent FIDM grad Julia Nish. The California native’s collection of knits was the standout showing of Fashion Week El Paseo’s FIDM Debut 2010, which featured collections by nine of the school’s third-year design students.
Truth be told, of anything listed on Fashion Week El Paseo’s weeklong lineup, we were most excited for the Islands of the World runway presentation, which took place last night under the big white fashion tent in Palm Desert. Why? Because everywhere you look, from popular fashion blogs such as Jak and Jil to the pages of Elle to the streets of Los Angeles, ethnic tribal dressing is in full effect.