Eight nights of runway. Thirty-eight designers. Six-hundred-fifty pairs of shoes. The 12th incarnation of Fashion Week El Paseo unfolded the latest trends across seasons, including menswear and more than a few diaphanous ensembles that left very little to the imagination. Since its inception in 2006, Fashion Week has become the largest event of its kind on the West Coast. Attendance
The 12th annual Fashion Week El Paseo, produced by Palm Springs Life, officially began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening night. Frank Jones, Palm Springs Life publisher and president of Desert Publications Inc., invited Palm Desert dignitaries including Mayor Jan Harnik and city council members, to a private tour of the Fashion Week tents, audiovisual facilities, and backstage areas. Newscaster
There is a sensory overload that occurs when seven very different designers flood a runway. Collections blur together amid thumping music and shouted commentary among friends as each model struts along the catwalk. By the time the post-show house lights flicker on and the throngs of voguish ticketholders pour from the tent, heads are spinning. Perhaps it’s the Champagne. Perhaps
Decades ago, when CD Greene was majoring in painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, he would sneak unnoticed into his friends’ fashion design classes, reluctant to reveal his nascent affinity for fabric and tailoring to his peers — or his parents. But there is nothing shy about the wearable works of art he went on to create.