Guess what time of year it is? It’s time for the 7th Annual Delray Beach Fashion Week, one of our favorite weeks of the year in South Florida. If you’re a fashionista or simply looking for something fun and different to do the week of January 29 – February 2, Delray Beach Fashion Week will give you just what you’re looking for.
The best part about Delray Beach Fashion Week is that most of the events are open to the public and you can purchase tickets for them. One of the main reasons we love Delray Beach Fashion Week so much is because it supports local businesses, and as a local business, we praise the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority for their commitment toward helping businesses in our community.
What’s even better than the concept of Delray Beach Fashion Week itself is the theme this year. Give us football and give us Studio 54 and you will find Delray Beach’s Fashion Bowl “54” theme – two of our absolute favorite things! The week will kick-off with a runway show and Studio 54 dance party on Atlantic Avenue, where you can view the winning collections of designers during Art & Couture All-Stars featuring a fashion show and art experience. Our personal favorite event of Delray Fashion Week is ALWAYS the luncheon, and this year’s Halftime & High Heels Luncheon will showcase resort wear during a fashion show at Che!!! Restaurant.
Due to our prestigious cheerleading careers, neither of us are strangers to pep rallies, and the Old School Super Pep Rally Experience will include a free concert, pop-up fashion events, and tailgate games. There will also be a Shopping Day Blitz during the Shop the Runway boutiques event, where you can celebrate Game Day 2020 throughout downtown Delray with brunching, shopping and a community watch party.
Not sure which event you most want to attend? Here is a complete day-to-day breakdown of the events and how you can purchase tickets.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Fashion Bowl “54”-Kickoff Runway Show & Studio 54 Dance Party
Location: Outside on E Atlantic Ave. between NE 5th Ave. and NE 6th Ave. in front of the Colony Hotel (525 E Atlantic Avenue), Delray Beach
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Overview: An evening inspired by the 54th celebration of the Big Game and the legendary Studio 54! A fun night of fashion and dancing is a fantastic way to kick off a big week! Over 30 retailers will showcase their best from evening wear, resort, and swimwear modeled by over 70 models.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Visit the specialty boutiques, take photos at the step and repeat, and enjoy the spinning tunes of DJ Parisi Events! SUPER Fashion Pass holders enjoy a special reception area with light bites and drinks.
7:00 p.m.: Runway “Best in Show” Fashion Show & Entertainment
8:00 p.m.: Disco Dance Party on Atlantic Ave.
Tickets: $35 per person for runway seating. Ticket includes a special gift bag and a chance to receive a Fashion Week prize. FREE to attend (standing room only). Proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. www.DelrayFashionWeek.com
Attire: Studio 54 attire encouraged
Thursday, January 30, 2020: Art & Couture All-Stars – Designer Fashion Show & Art Experience
Location: Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Overview: Exclusive designer runway show outside in front of the Cornell Art Museum followed by “Art Couture: The Intersection of Art and Fashion” exhibition and reception inside. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with local Delray Beach designers after the show.
7:00 p.m.: Check-in, step, and repeat
7:20 p.m.: Designer Fashion Show outside in front of the Cornell Art Museum
8:00 p.m.: Experience the “Art Couture: The Intersection of Art and Fashion” exhibit, meet the designers, and enjoy light bites and a signature cocktail.
Tickets: $50 per person for entry into the event, runway seating, and reception. www.DelrayFashionWeek.com
FREE to stand and watch; only ticketed eventgoers will be allowed into the Cornell Art Museum exhibit. Proceeds benefit Old School Square.
Attire: Evening casual
Friday, January 31, 2020: Half-time & High Heels Presented by Vince Canning Shoes – Resort Wear Luncheon Show
Location: CHE!!! Restaurant, 900 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Overview: Enjoy a fun, fashion event at Che!!! Restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway, featuring a silent auction, entertainment, lunch, and ready-to-wear resort fashions from over 40 downtown boutiques.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Welcome reception and silent auction with over 30 items from Delray Beach businesses.
12:00 p.m.: Lunch service begins
12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Entertainment & resort wear show to begin
Tickets: $50 per person includes lunch, signature cocktail, a ticket for a chance to win the Fashion Week Grand prize. Proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families. www.DelrayFashionWeek.com
Attire: Resort casual
Friday, January 31, 2020: Old School Square Super Pep Rally – Swim & Active Wear Show with Free Concert & Tailgate Games
Location: Old School Square Park and Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
Time: 6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.: Opening entertainment with local high school marching bands, cheerleaders, the National Anthem, a meet-and-greet with NFL Alumni, and local football legends.
7:30 p.m.: Concert will begin; enjoy this tailgate-like atmosphere with food and beverage vendors available on-site, cornhole games, football toss, ring toss, bocce ball, and more! Visit the Delray Beach Fashion Week Experience booth to meet the models, get your Fashion Week bag, and the opportunity to shop the runway.
8:30 p.m.: Swim & activewear show.
Tickets: a FREE, family-friendly event
Attire: Gameday attire!
Saturday, February 1, 2020: Downtown Shop the Runway Blitz – Boutique Shopping Event
Location: Throughout Downtown Delray Beach
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Overview: A fun, unique way to shop the participating retailers within downtown Delray Beach – Shop the Runway is back by popular demand! The event includes a continental breakfast, coffee, and a mimosa; hop on a shopping shuttle and shop the runway at participating retail stores! For every purchase made, you receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several awesome prizes. Enjoy a post-event reception at L’Acqua Ristorante Italiano. Attendees will receive a Fashion Week SWAG bag with coupons to participating retailers. Visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com for a full list of the participating retailers.
1:00 a.m.: Check-in at Rose’s Daughter (169 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach)
10:30 a.m.: Shopping shuttle departs from Rose’s Daughter
2:00 p.m.: Post-event reception and prize giveaways at L’Acqua Ristorante Italiano on E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Tickets: $25 per person includes welcome reception, SWAG bag, shuttle transportation, and post-event reception. Proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families. www.DelrayFashionWeek.com
Attire: Casual (some walking involved; wear comfy shoes!) Rain or shine
Sunday, February 2, 2020: Celebrate the Big Game 2020 – Brunching, Shopping & Community Watch Party
Location: Old School Square Park, 51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
Time: Community Watch Party from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. with brunching and shopping all day
Overview: Brunching and shopping all day then bring chairs to attend the community watch party on the lawn. 13ft x 27ft screen for watching the Big Game. 6:30 PM: Super Bowl LIV kickoff time.
Tickets: FREE to attend Community Watch Party(donations to Old School Square welcome)
Free Parking at all Downtown Garages
Super Fashion Pass
Tickets: The SUPER Fashion Pass is $175.00, limited, and includes a reserved VIP seat to all runway shows, admission to the Half-Time & High Heels Luncheon and Downtown Shop The Runway Shopping Blitz. It also includes a VIP Lanyard & tag, VIP Receptions at the Opening Show, a “fast track” line at the Old School Pep Rally NFL Alumni meet-and-greet, and a special edition of the 2020 Fashion Week VIP SWAG bag by designer Amanda Perna. Runway show reserved seat tickets and other event tickets range from $25-$50. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families and Old School Square. The SUPER Fashion Pass and runway show reserved seat tickets are available at www.DelrayFashionWeek.com.