Fashion Week on El Paseo
PALM DESERT - Fashion Week El Paseo™ (March 16 - 24) will present an alluring runway show by featured designer Anthony Franco who will debut his Fall 2012 and Spring 2012 collections at the seventh-annual event in Palm Desert on Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
Fashion Week El Paseo™ the West Coast's most anticipated fashion event unfolds March 16-24, 2012, in the Fashion Week Tent on El Paseo, the Coachella Valley's most fashionable shopping district.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony Franco began his love for clothing and design at a young age. As a self-taught designer, he began making his own patterns as a young child. He would create his patterns out of any type of fabric available including shower curtains, draperies, and even table cloths. His design work has been for both on and off the runway and ranges from commercials, music videos and live stage shows to personal styling, movie design, and of course, design of his fabulous collections. In 2007, Anthony Franco earned the Mercedes-Benz Designer of the Year Award for his Fall 2007 collection.
"This Collection I am presenting is a capsule collection of my new Fall 2012 Men's and Women's Line along with my Spring 2012 Collection," says Franco. "For this new show I have taken my favorite pieces from seasons past to illustrate the cohesiveness of how my Collections have evolved."
Fashion Week El Paseo™ is the premier consumer-driven fashion experience showcasing the best of West Coast design. This event also welcomes the industry and has hosted more than 30,000 guests in its last six years.
Showcasing the newest collections by top designers, as well as fresh ideas by emerging designers from Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Fashion Week El Paseo™ is one of the desert's most popular events and features a fun-filled week of runway and trunk shows, champagne receptions, after parties, in-store events, and events to benefit local charities.
An exciting Fashion Week El Paseo highlight will be an appearance by 7 Project Runway designers including Michael Costello and others from the popular realty TV series.
Other Fashion Week events include an Evening of Fashion featuring Saks Fifth Avenue; La Chien, a day devoted to canine couture fashion, and a runway show featuring more than 15 retailers from the El Paseo shopping district.
Fashion Week El Paseo™ is presented by Integrated Wealth Management with the sponsorship support of the City of Palm Desert, El Paseo Merchants Association, Land Rover of Rancho Mirage, Bebe, Time Warner, El Paseo Jewelry and Valley View Dental.
For updates, a complete schedule of events and tickets visit: http://www.fashionweekelpaseo.com/