Fashion Week El Paseo celebrates style, innovation, and trends at the West Coast’s largest consumer fashion show, taking place March 20‒28, 2020, at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert.
What began in 2006 by Palm Springs Life magazine as a way to showcase stores on El Paseo — featuring 10 stores, a few generous restaurants, and about 250 attendees — has evolved into a nine-day event that attracts more than 14,000 guests from around the world.
The talents of renowned and emerging designers, many of whom have been featured on Bravo’s Project Runway, this premier event showcases their newest collections. After the designers present their collections, they mingle with guests and vend their work at trunk shows.
Auxiliary events include cocktail receptions, pre- and post-show parties, celebrity meet-and-greets, silent auctions, and more. Some benefit local schools or organizations; scholarships have been provided to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising students as well as to the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, while the proceeds from another go to Animal Samaritans.
El Paseo Fashion Week tickets are available on an event-to-event basis, or you can purchase a pass that grants you access to all Fashion Week events and includes VIP seating at all the fashion shows. The full Fashion Week schedule is available on the official Fashion Week El Paseo website, where you’ll also find photo galleries, biographies of the designers and tips on where to stay.