Fashion Week El Paseo 2010 Recap

Fashion, Food, and Fun Under The Big White Tent

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With great buzz throughout and beyond Southern California, the fifth annual Fashion Week El Paseo raised the profile of this wildly popular event by showcasing West Coast designers, from red-carpet tested haute couture to fresh student collections, in six days of sold-out runway shows at the big white tent at Larkspur Lane.

Purveyors of fine fashion, accessories, décor, and spa services based on El Paseo opened the event with trunk shows, Fashion’s Day Out, and the Runway Bar El Paseo Fashion Show. Then interior designers tried their hands at high fashion, creating outfits from décor materials and inspiration from a museum exhibition of world-class art. Exotic fashions and an exciting show of student designers’ collections preceded the hot-hot-hot men’s night, and the finale, featuring designer of the week Colleen Quen.

Two days of Fashion Food & Wine, a new event that added a daytime, foodie dimension to the week, was followed by the official closing party hosted by Melissa Morgan Fine Art on El Paseo.


THE FASHION EVENTS

• Saturday, March 20-22, 2010 — The Shops On El Paseo Official Opening "Trunk" Show
• Monday, March 22, 2010 — Runway Bar El Paseo Fashion Show
• Tuesday, March 23, 2010 — ASID Project Runway
• Wednesday, March 24, 2010 — Fashion Design From Around The World
• Thursday, March 25, 2010 — FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing "Debut 2010"
• Friday, March 26, 2010 — Men’s Night – Designer Jamie Paul Holahan
• Saturday, March 27, 2010 — Designer Of The Week – Colleen Quen
• Sunday, March 28, 2010 — Fashion Week El Paseo Closing Event – Melissa Morgan Fine Art
• Monday, March 29, 2010 — 2nd annual Desert Cities Charity Bachelor Auction


THE FASHION, FOOD & WINE EVENTS

• Saturday & Sunday, March 27/28, 2010 — Fine Dining and Premium Wine Tasting


THE DESIGNERS


RUNWAY BAR EL PASEO FASHION SHOW

Featured Designers
Colleen Quen – Designer Of The Week
Jamie Paul Holahan – Men’s Night Designer

Debut 2010 Designers
Dominique Pearl David
Nick Gaska
Grace Sori Hwang
Sam Klemick
Daniel Martin
Kapasa Musonda
Julia Nish
Brittany My Linh Vu
Juancarlos Fabian

Participating Merchants
4 Seasons Swimwear
Angela Romeo
bbOne
Between the Sheets
Cactus Flower Shoes
Chicos
InSanity
Josie’s Heart
Mister Marcus
She She
She She Kids
Tommy Bahama
Trio
Troy
Vilebrequin
White House/Black Market


THE SPONSORS

• Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa
• Angela Romeo
• Beaverton Foods, Inc.
• The Bottom Line Magazine
• Cambria
• City of Palm Desert
• Christy Majors
• Desert European Motorcars
• Desert Springs J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa
• Egg & Dart, Ltd.
• Eisenhower Imaging Center
• El Paseo Business Association
• El Paseo Jewelry
• Everything Under The Sun
• Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
• FIJI Water
• The Gardens on El Paseo
• Gundlach Bundschu
• The Inn at Deep Canyon
• Islands of The World Fashion Week
• J. Russell! The Salon
• Jackie Lee Houston
• Jenson’s Finest Foods
• Les Dames D’Escoffier International

• Steven and Ellie Love
• Mary Hansen-Faris
• OpenTable.com
• Palm Springs Desert Resorts
 Restaurant Week 2010
• Palm Springs Life
• Piper-Heidsieck Champagne
• Riviera Resort & Spa
• RR Broadcasting
• Schramsberg
• Segovia
• The Shops on El Paseo
• Silverado Vineyards
• Sonoma-Cutrer
• Star Vodka
• Time Warner Cable
• Trinchero Family Estates
• Viceroy Palm Springs
• Viking Range Corporation
• Walter Clark Legal Group
• Wells Fargo
• Wine Spectator
• Young’s Market Company


 

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