Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
One of the most celebrated fashion events on the West coast, Integrated Wealth Management Fashion Week El Paseo, raised over $80,000 that was distributed to 20 local and national charities. Fashion Week El Paseo saw a 16 percent increase in attendance hosting almost 13,000 people at this year’s nine-day fashion event.
But what differentiates Fashion Week El Paseo from other fashion events is the platform it provides that allows consumers to interact and engage directly with the designers. Headlining designers this year included Katherine Polk, Sue Wong, Victor Tung, and Gilbert Chagoury, as well as 12 Project Runway contestants. Each designer presented their collection to hundreds of attendees during the trunk shows allowing for a one-on-one opportunity between designer and consumer.
"Fashion Week El Paseo allowed me to connect with my customers and numerous people in the industry which is a great advantage for a designer,” said Gilbert Chagoury.
Sue Wong said, "It was truly a special pleasure to take part in this unique event and be able to bring my fashions to such a sophisticated audience. I couldn't have chosen a better venue to debut my latest collection than at this wonderful venue.”
Fashion Week El Paseo is the largest consumer fashion event on the West coast and continues to grow each year due to a stellar line-up of top and emerging designers, diverse programming, and an array of special events and after-parties. Fashion Week El Paseo showcased over 40 designers, hosted nine runway shows, and had four trunk show events. As well, six FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising "Debut" designer graduates presented their collections created specifically for this show.
For more information or to become a sponsor for Fashion Week El Paseo 2014, please visit: http://www.fashionweekelpaseo.com/.
A Palm Springs Life event, Integrated Wealth Management Fashion Week El Paseo 2013 is presented by Integrated Wealth Management with sponsorship support from the City of Palm Desert, El Paseo Merchant’s Association, Plummers, The Gardens on El Paseo, El Paseo Village, Bebe, International School of Beauty, J Russel! The Salon, Island Hotel Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill, Just Blow Drys, Wink Lash & Beauty Bar, Voss, European Wax Center, TRIO, El Paseo Jewelers, Cosmopawlitan Café, Eco Board, Sheer Hair Design,, Time Warner Cable and Desert Radio Group.
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