It was announced yesterday that “Project Runway” designer Korto Momolu will be showcasing her latest collection along with eleven other “Project Runway” alumni. As in previous years the runway event will be proceeded by a press conference. Many of the designers will be taking part in a star studded trunk show the following afternoon.
View Slideshow: Korto Momolu stationary and home goods collection
Fashion Week El Paseo has featured many “Project Runway” designers over the years. Along with Styleweek Northeast, a bi-annual event held in Providence, Rhode Island, it is one of the top spots for fans to see the latest offerings from their favorite “Project Runway” designers.
Last year local Palm Springs favorite Michael Costello shared the runway with Mondo Guerra, Mila Hermanovski, Michael Drummond, Gordana Gehlhausen, Joshua Christensen and Seth Aaron Henderson. Between runway shows “American Idol” Pia Toscano performed on the catwalk in a custom Michael Costello mini-dress.
View Video: Pia Toscano performing at Fashion Week El Paseo
Fashion Week El Paseo is known as “the best of the West”. Each year it features established and emerging west coast designers. One of the most highly anticipated highlights of this fashion week is the annual runway show that features top graduating students from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. This show gives young designers the chance to debut their collections and for fashionistas to get the first look at designer that could go on to be leaders in the industry.
The fashion week takes place in the big white tent located in the heart of the El Paseo shopping district. The area features fashion forward boutiques and upscale eateries and has been compared to Rodeo Drive. Fashion Week El Paseo will be held March 15 through March 23 and a limited number of tickets to the event are still available for purchase online here.