fashion week el paseo

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

From understated elegance to sheer extravagance, take a look back at March’s Fashion Week El Paseo.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo

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

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Rhapsody in Neutrals, Fabric, and Skin

The beautifully wearable fashions by Adam Lippes were the artistic highlight of Fashion Week El Paseo's opening night.

Emily Black Fashion Week El Paseo

This story may be missing a lede because instead of attending the opening night party of the 2017’s Fashion Week El Paseo, my husband insisted we stop en route at Catalan in Rancho Mirage for red wine, smoked octopus, and wedge salads. I was a little grumpy about missing the bedecked throngs milling about, cocktails in hand, in all their

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Opening Night

And what’s a great opening night show without a stellar cast?

Maggie Downs Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo unfurls with a red carpet affair, starring designers Christopher Bates, Mikael D, and Adam Lippes. Together, these designers present compelling collections that represent the fashion-forward splendor in the week to come. Welcome to Opening Night. Opening Night featuring Milan’s award-winning men’s fashion designer Christopher Bates, American luxury women’s sportswear designer Adam Lippes, and international red-carpet designer