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Delray Beach Fashion Week Returns Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Disclosure: I was invited to attend Delray Beach Fashion Week as a guest of the Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority. No monetary compensation has been received for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Photos courtesy of the Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority. 

In Downtown Delray Beach, there is a lot of emphasis on supporting local business — and that is totally evident every year during Delray Beach Fashion Week when local designers, boutiques and hair salons are center of everyone’s attention for five days straight.

Delray Beach Fashion Week

From January 24th-28th, Fashion Week attendees will experience firsthand the couture culture that resonates in this cozy, small beach town, and with this year being the 5th anniversary, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and downtown businesses promise to bring out all the bells and whistles. To celebrate this milestone, a limited amount of Fashion Passion VIP tickets ($165) are available, which includes VIP seating at all four fashion shows, a special anniversary edition Swag Bag (valued at $150) designed by local celebrity designer, Amanda Perna, and admission to the VIP reception. There are still a few VIP tickets available so click here to get ’em while you can!

Delray Beach Fashion Week

Delray Beach Fashion Week events will take place throughout downtown. For full details and to purchase tickets, click here. Check out the schedule:

  • Opening Night Evening Wear Fashion
    When: Wednesday, January 24th
    Where: In front of The Colony Hotel
    Time: 6-8pm: Live entertainment, artist on display, silent auction, beauty bar; 8-9pm: Showtime!
    Admission: Free to stand and watch; $30 runway seating benefiting Achievement Centers for Children and Families; Includes special gift and a chance to win a Fashion Week prize
    Attire: Cocktail
  • Delray on the Runway Designer Fashion & Hair Show
    When: Thursday, January 25th
    Where: Arts Garage
    Time: 7-8pm: Reception and Entertainment; 8pm: Runway show featuring looks from 11 designers with hair provided by local styles and salons; 9pm: Entertainment and Meet-the-Designer post-reception
    Admission: $50 benefiting Arts & Education Programming at Arts Garage; Includes 2 drinks and passed apps during reception, live entertainment, fashion show and post-reception
    Attire: “
    Shades of Blue” Party, so wear BLUE!
  • Tropical Paradise Luncheon & Fashion Show
    When: Friday, January 26th
    Where: Che!!! Restaurant
    Time: 11:30am-12:15pm: Reception and lunch service including a three course lunch provided by Che!!! Restaurant with speciality cocktails from Iceberg Vodka and Cockspur Rum, live entertainment from Rosa Marrero and photo ops; 12:20-1pm: Resort wear fashion show
    Admission: $40 benefitting Achievement Centers for Children and Families; Includes lunch and fashion show
    Attire: Resort wear
  • Vince Canning Stiletto Race
    When: Friday, January 26th
    Where: Old School Square Pavilion
    Time: 5:30pm: Registration opens; 6:30pm: Race begins; 7:15pm: Awards
    Admission: Free to watch; Entry is $25 in advance, $35 same day, benefitting Achievement Centers for Children & Families
  • Swim & Surf Finale Runway Fashion Show
    When: Saturday, January 27th
    Where: Old School Square Pavilion
    Time: 7-8pm: Music, beach games and vendor tables; 8pm: Runway show and drawings; 8:45pm: Final walk and thank you ceremony
    Admission: $25, benefitting Achievement Centers for Children & Families; Includes a special gift and chance to win a Fashion Week prize
    Attire: Evening casual
  • Fashion Week Boutique Shopping Event
    When: Sunday, January 28th
    Where: Old School Square Fieldhouse
    Time: 1-4pm: Enjoy music, food and beverages while shopping designs from over 18 participating retailers and stylists.
    Admission: Free to attend

This is five days of fashion and fun that you do not want to miss. Get your tickets now!

Delray Beach Fashion Week

Special note: Raffle & ticket proceeds from the Opening Night Evening Wear Fashion Show (1/24), Tropical Paradise Luncheon  & Fashion Show (1/26) and the Swim & Surf Runway Fashion Show (1/27) benefit Delray Beach Achievement Centers for Children & Families, and proceeds from the Delray on the Runway Designer Fashion Show & Hair Show (1/25) benefit Art & Education Programming at the Arts Garage. With each ticket purchase, you’ll have a chance to win a Downtown Delray Beach prize package, valued at $1,500. Additional raffle tickets will be available at each show for $5 per raffle ticket or $10 for three raffle tickets.

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Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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