Delray Beach, FL (December 8, 2017)… Downtown comes alive with style!  Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Delray Beach Fashion Week from January 24 – 28, 2018.  Experience spectacular fashion, local designers, art and beauty at this special event created by the Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown merchants.  The local designs and diverse fashions will take center stage at the fashion runway events, Downtown fashion designers and hair show, fashion luncheon, Stiletto Race, and the Delray Beach Fashion Week Boutique Shopping Event. 

Events will take place throughout Downtown Delray Beach and two of the runway fashion shows are free to the public to stand and watch.  The 5th Anniversary VIP Pass and reserved runway show seat tickets are available at, and 100% of ticket proceeds throughout Delray Beach Fashion Week benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families and the Arts Garage’s educational programming for children. The 5th Anniversary VIP Pass is $165, is limited, and includes a front row reserved seat at all runways shows, receptions, luncheon and a signature Amanda Perna tote with swag from Downtown merchants.  Runway show reserved seats range from $25-$50.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this award-winning and special event again this year, ” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA. Delray Beach Fashion Week is a unique, fun and all-encompassing opportunity to share with our local residents and visitors the fashion and beauty that is found right here in Downtown Delray Beach.

There is a “Chance to Win” Downtown Delray Beach Package valued at $500 which also benefits the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. Receive one “Chance” with each VIP Pass or runway seating ticket purchased.   Additional Chances to Win will be available at each runway show for $5 per chance or $10 for three chances.


2018 Delray Beach Fashion Week Highlights

Events details will be updated on

As of 12.8.2017


Wed., Jan 24, 2018:

6-10PM            An Evening Downtown Evening Wear Runway Show

                        Location: The Colony Hotel, 525 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Ticketed runway seating, Downtown Merchant Tent, Red Carpet – Step and Repeat, Live Entertainment from Fred Astaire Delray Beach Champion Dancers and Achievement Centers Dance Team and more

Ticket: $30 per seat for runway seating benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, free to stand and watch

6PM- 8PM: Live jazz entertainment; Artist on display, Silent Auction, Beauty Bar

8PM SHOW: Evening Wear

Emcee:  Amanda Perna

Recommended attire: Cocktail Attire


Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

7-10pm           Delray on the Runway Designer Fashion Show & Hair Show

                        Location: ARTS GARAGE, 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach

                        Ticketed Event $50 per person benefiting the Arts Garage Art and Education Programs for Children

Ticket includes: Reception (2 drinks and passed apps) silent auction and Fashion Show

                        Theme: Shades of Blue – blues music & attendees encouraged to wear blue

                        7-8pm Reception and Entertainment

                        8pm – Designer Runway Show and Hair Show

                        9pm:  Entertainment and Meet the Designer post reception

Emcee:  Amanda Perna

                        Recommended attire: Creative, blue cocktail attire


Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

11:30am-1pm Tropical Paradise Luncheon & Fashion Show

                        Location: CHE!!! Restaurant, 900 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Tickets: $40 to include lunch and the show; Benefiting Achievement Centers for Children and Families

11:30 – 12:15: Entertainment, Lunch, Raffle

12:30  - Fashion Show to begin

Emcee:  Suzanne Boyd, WPEC CBS 12 Morning Anchor and Delray Beach resident

Following the event – shopping Downtown!

Recommended attire: Resort wear


5:30-7:30pm   6th Annual Vince Canning Stiletto Race

                        Location: Old School Square Pavilion and Park, NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach

Costs: $25 entry fee per runner; ($35 day of the race) Benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families

                        Produced by the ACCF


Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

7PM-9PM         Swim & Surf Runway Show

Location: Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach

Tickets:  $25 per seat for runway seating – benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, free to stand and watch

                        Theme: Celebrate the tropics

Emcee:  Suzanne Boyd, WPEC CBS 12 Morning Anchor and Delray Beach resident

                        7pm – 8pm: Fun Music, Beach games, vendor tables 

                        8pm: Swim Wear Runway Fashion Show

                        8:45pm: Thank you ceremony and final walk

                        Recommended attire: Tropical


Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

1pm-4pm       Delray Beach Fashion Week Boutique

Location: Old School Square Fieldhouse, 51 N Swinton Avenue (entrance off of NE 1st Avenue), Delray Beach

Cost: Free to attend

Shop the runway looks that you loved during Delray Beach Fashion Week at this convenient, one-stop-shop, pop-up boutique at the Old School Square Fieldhouse. Join us at the Fashion Week Boutique for the ultimate shopping experience featuring 18 participating Fashion Week retailers, light bites, libations, music, a step & repeat, and more.


The 2018 Delray Beach Fashion Week Committee:  Jule Guaglardi, owner Roxy Lulu; Jelena Loverich, owner LoveRich Boutique; Margaret Dorrer, owner Margaux Riviera; MaryAnn Brown, stylist at In the Grove Hair Salon; and Glavidia Alexis, owner of Glavidia Hair Studio and Glavidia: by Glavidia Alexis; Victoria DeSilvio Group and the DDA Team.

Thank you to the Delray Beach Fashion Week 2018 sponsors who make this event possible:

Platinum Sponsors:  



Gold Sponsors: Victoria DeSilvio GroupIn the Grove Hair StudioVUP MediaGrimes Events & Party Tents 

Silver SponsorsComcast Spotlight, Parisi EventsLivingFLAGlavidia Hair StudiosThe Sandy ShoppeShearLuck SalonTipsy SalonbarPURSTRANDS236 Fifth Avenue Delray Beach, Ramen Lab Eatery

Bronze Sponsors: Park View Realty, The Colony Hotel & Cabana ClubChe!!!Old School Square Fieldhouse, LOCAL Magazine, Cockspur RumIceberg VodkaDeluxe PropertiesDelray Dermatology & Cosmetic CenterMellow Mushroom, Avant

Downtown Delray Beach Participants – As of 12/8/2017:


Amanda Johnson Studio, Antica Sartoria, Aqua Swimwear, Beverly Hills Boutique, Blings & Things, C.Orrico, Charleston Shoe Co., Coco & Co., DeBilzan Gallery, Elektrik Boutique, Gallery at Studio 5, Glavidia:  by Glavidia Alexis, Greenlines, Haystacks, House of Zen Dali, Hy Pa - Hy Ma, Kismet Vintage, LoveRich Boutique, LF Delray Beach, Margaux Riviera, Morley, Nina Raynor, Oh My Bod, Patchington, Periwinkle, Petite Connection, Private Jewelers, Ramona La Rue, ROXYLULU, Sara Campbell, Sequin/Biba, South Ocean Beach Shop, Spice, Sunday State Style, Swatches & Rags, The Drop In Surf Shop, The House of Perna, The Sandy Shoppe, Tommy Bahama, Vince Canning Shoes, Who's Karen Boutique.

            Hair Salons:

B. Calvin Smart, Glavidia Hair Studios, In the Grove Hair Studio, Odeon Salon, PURSTRANDS, Salon EscapeE, The Sandy Shoppe, ShearLuck Salon, Tammy Benz, Tipsy Salon Bar, Upper Cutz Barber Shop & Salon.


For more information, event details, and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit,, #DELRAYFASHIONWEEK, or phone: 561.243.1077.




About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.  For more information, please visit or phone 561.243.1077.


About the Charity Partners:

Achievement Centers for Children & Families' (ACCF) mission is to ensure school readiness, provide skill building opportunities, promote academic achievement and support healthy lifestyles. Affordable, nationally accredited programs allow families to work, increasing their overall stability.

Arts Garage is a not-for-profit, performing & visual arts venue located in Downtown Delray Beach. From award-winning, world-class artists to emerging local talent, Arts Garage provides a diversity of programming that appeals to all demographics.  Arts Garage wants to say "YES!" to every parent that wants their children to participate in their Arts Education programming. Event proceeds from the Delray on the Runway Designer Fashion Show & Hair Show will help Arts Garage make this happen by funding their scholarship program. Ticket proceeds will support their Arts Education programming by helping cover the costs of instructors, assistant instructors, materials, and technical fees.



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