How are we supposed to enter a new year and celebrate season in South Florida without the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA)’s Delray Beach Fashion Week? We’re so excited to report that they have recreated it all for us this year, with the 9th Annual Delray Beach Fashion Week slated for February 24–28.
We can’t believe it’s been 9 years since the Delray DDA first graced the city with this great event, and COVID-19 was not going to get in the way of this year’s iteration. This 9th annual event will feature a variety of fashion-focused experiences set in open-air environments following all safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
And be on the lookout, because LLScene will be taking over Boca magazine’s Instagram account, @bocamag, at the opening event on Wednesday, February 24: Tropical Paradise Preview – Resort and Evening Wear Fashion Show & Luncheon. You can be there with us live and digitally!
It’s more important than ever to bring awareness to all of the amazing local businesses that Delray Beach has to offer, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. This year’s events include “The Tropical Paradise Preview: A Resort and Evening Wear Fashion Show and Luncheon” at Taru at Sundy House, “Sunset Shop & Sip” in Pineapple Grove, “Sunsational Shop & Stroll” on Atlantic Ave., and two days of fashion trunk shows, in-store events, and shopping. More details can be found below.
This year just wouldn’t be the same without Delray Beach Fashion Week, and we’re so grateful that the hard-working team at the Delray Beach DDA was able to figure out a way to make it happen and keep everyone safe.
“The annual Delray Beach Fashion Week will look and feel a little different this year due to COVID-19,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director of the Delray Beach DDA. “We have redesigned the week of events to be in line with the needs of the community and to continue to provide a true fashion experience as we showcase and support the many small business retailers throughout downtown Delray Beach. Masks will be required to be worn at all events, as well as following CDC Guidelines including social distancing and providing hand sanitizer stations.
“The DDA and downtown merchants are proud to produce this award-winning event reimagined for its ninth year and look forward to sharing with our residents and visitors’ fashion, beauty, and fun!”
Updated event details and tickets are available on www.DelrayFashionWeek.com, but here is a breakdown of what you can expect at each event.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021: Tropical Paradise Preview – Resort and Evening Wear Fashion Show & Luncheon + LLScene’s @bocamag Instagram takeover.
Overview: Celebrate the Tropical Paradise of Delray Beach with a themed runway fashion show featuring more than 40 resort and evening wear looks from over 20 downtown Delray Beach shops and local designers. Plus a reception, three-course lunch, silent auction, and entertainment all outdoors in the beautiful gardens of Taru at Sundy House. Each guest will also receive a welcome cocktail, signature Amanda Perna swag bag, and entry into a raffle package worth more than $500. Tickets must be bought in groups of 2, 4, 6, or 8 to maintain social distancing. Space is limited with 50% capacity.
Time: 11:30 a.m. – Welcome Reception, 12 p.m. – Luncheon, 12:45 p.m. – Fashion Show, with silent auction and entertainment throughout the event.
Location: Taru at Sundy House, 106 S. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
Parking: Complimentary valet parking is available at Sundy House and free parking is accessible until 4 p.m. with a two-block walk from Sundy House at the Robert Federspiel Public Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Ave.
Tickets: $125 per person, includes a reserved seat at the luncheon, welcome cocktail, Signature Amanda Perna SWAG bag, silent auction, fashion show with over 40 looks, entertainment. Proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families.
Attire: Resort Wear
***All guests will have temperature checked upon arrival and receive personal hand sanitizer; masks required by guests, staff, and models unless seated and eating; entire event outside in the garden with socially distanced tables and sanitizing stations.
Thursday, February 25, 2021: Sunset Shop & Sip in Pineapple Grove
Overview: A Sunset Shop & Sip through the Pineapple Grove neighborhood in downtown Delray Beach. Check-in at 3rd & 3rd outdoors and receive a goodie bag of shopping specials, complimentary beverage, and utilize our map to shop the retailers throughout Pineapple Grove. Make a purchase and receive a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win a prize at various retail locations.
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Check-in: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: Pineapple Grove, downtown Delray Beach. Check-In: 3rd & 3rd, 301 NE 3rd Ave.
Tickets: $25 per person available online in advance and on-site. All proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children and Families.
Friday, February 26, 2021: Sunsational Shop & Stroll on Atlantic Ave.
Overview: A Sunsational Shop & Stroll down Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to A1A. Check-in at Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine and receive a complimentary beverage, light brunch bites, and a goodie bag of shopping specials, then stroll Atlantic Avenue to shop the many retailers seen in Fashion Week. Make a purchase and receive a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win a prize at various retail locations. Enjoy complimentary parking along Atlantic Avenue.
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check-in: 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Check-in at one of downtown Delray Beach’s newest restaurants, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, 307 E. Atlantic Ave.
Tickets: $25 per person available online in advance and on-site. All proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children and Families. Complimentary parking passes available for Atlantic Avenue street parking.
Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28, 2021: Fashion Trunk Shows & Instore Events
Overview: Fashion trunk shows, in-store events, and shopping throughout downtown Delray Beach.
Location: Throughout downtown Delray Beach; Parking available at Old School Square Garage—95 NE 1st St (FREE until 4 p.m.; $5 Flat Rate after).
TICKETS: Available through www.DelrayFashionWeek.com. All proceeds benefit local Delray Beach non-profit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. Tropical Paradise Preview – Resort and Evening Wear Fashion Show & Luncheon – $125; Sunset Shop & Sip in Pineapple Grove – $25; Sunsational Shop & Stroll on Atlantic Ave. – $25.
CHARITY BENEFICIARY: Achievement Centers for Children and Families
SPONSORS: The Delray Beach Fashion Week Reimagined 2021 Sponsors who make this possible (As of February 5. 2021): Taru at Sundy House, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, 3rd & 3rd, Parisi Events. Official DDA Partners: Menin Development and 4th & 5th Delray.
For a complete list of the retail participants and hair and makeup salons participating, visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com. You can also find updated information on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/138952708058694.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
In order to keep all guests, employees, participants, and models safe, the following protocols will be in place at the Fashion Week Luncheon event and throughout the rest of Fashion Week:
- Masks: Masks will be required when entering, moving about, and leaving the property. Masks can only be removed when guests are seated at tables. Masks must also be worn when inside a building including going to the restroom.
- Temperature Checks: Temperature checks will be performed for all attendees, employees, models, and participants at the Fashion Week luncheon. If the temperature is above normal, the person will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
- Social Distancing: For the luncheon, all tables will be separated by a distance of at least 6 feet. Tables will be limited to 10 people max (must be the same party to sit at the same table). The shopping events will be spread out among several retail stores and maximum occupancy per store will be determined by retail store.
- Hand Sanitizer: Hand Sanitizer will be provided at check-in, fashion luncheons and shopping days. All guests will be asked to sanitize their hands upon check-in at the events.