Spend This Spring at One (or All) of These SoCal Fashion Shows
Written By: Marissa Stempien Southern California Fashion Week
Unless you’re Anna Wintour, landing a seat at Paris Fashion Week can be just short of impossible. Thankfully, there are a number of local and equally awesome fashion weeks in the Southern California area where you can support local talent, get a first look at up-and-coming international designers and even snag that highly-coveted front-row selfie.
Southern California Fashion Week
LA Fashion Week: March 15-18
This March, Porsche presents LA Fashion Week, a three-day event that highlights the collections of international and West Coast fashion designers and artists. Presented at Hollywood’s NeueHouse, LAFW showcases LA as a leader of American fashion, technology, cuisine and design. Enjoy runway shows from names like Peruvian designer Noe Bernacelli and the fabulous designer Betty Tan.
7561 Sunset Blvd, Ste 202
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Shop ’Til You Drop
OC Fashion Week: March 26-28
Orange County is undoubtedly a fashion haven unto itself, and OC Fashion Week showcases this bi-annually with a three-day event filled with shows, shopping and socializing. Working to bring the best of both local and brand name designers to guests, this event hopes to present Orange County as an emerging fashion and media market. Here you’ll see major sponsors like Lamborghini as well as some international names on the runways.
14 Monarch Bay Plaza, Ste 301
Monarch Beach, CA 92629
855.365.0247 ext 101
High Heat Meets High Fashion
Fashion Week El Paseo: March 17-24
This March, Franklin Loan Center presents Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Desert. The eight-day event, which kicks off March 17, will highlight some of Southern California’s best designers, from emerging talent like Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s debut designer Ashley Neville, to established names like Alice + Olivia. Held at The Gardens on El Paseo, this event brings together a collection of trunk shows, cocktail parties, runway presentations, meet and greets and exhibitions to share the best of local design with sartorially-savvy guests.
The Gardens on El Paseo
73545 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Mark Your Calendar
Palm Springs Fashion Week: April 5-8
Palm Springs Fashion Week kicks off this season with a four-day event at Palm Springs Air Museum. This season will include pieces from a number of local and international designers in an effort to highlight the diverse culture and style of the region. Guests will be privy to runway shows, art installations and exclusive shopping experiences that are available only at this one-of-a-kind event.
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262
With a degree in English Literature and minor in Asian Studies, Marissa loves all things reading, writing and LOCALE. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Marissa is an avid traveler, and counts her well-stamped passport and battered suitcase among her favorite possessions. When not online shopping or binge-watching the latest Netflix series, Marissa enjoys writing short stories in her spare time.