Fashion lovers mark their calendars yearly for the Delray Beach Fashion Week. This year, fashion was back in the form of the #LoveDelray Fashion Experience. Held March 2-3, the event was presented by Old School Square and powered by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. As usual, it benefitted the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.
The fun began on March 2 at the Cornell Art Museum and Pavilion at Old School Square with a “Bikinis to Ball Gowns” Runway Show. Fashionistas gathered and waited for the show to begin, sipping on drinks and tasting light bites while bidding on the silent auction or checking out the Surfing Florida Exhibition in the museum. Mylon Shamble, who was on American Idol, performed as well. The Achievement Centers for Children and Families’ FRC Platinum Steppers gave a little performance before the fashion show began. Fashionistas gathered to watch models walk the catwalk in styles from local designers. There were a few surprises on the runway: “Love Island’s” Shannon St. Clair and Josh Goldstein graced the runway in model style. After the models did their last walk, everyone mingled some more and waited for the next day to continue the party.
On March 3, there was another event … “Love Your Way Thru Delray” Sip and Shop, which began at the museum again. Guests enjoyed a light breakfast with champagne and mimosas at the museum, then they could shop at the downtown Delray Beach boutiques. Each received raffle tickets for each purchase to win prizes during the conclusion of the event.
There also was the First Friday Art Walk to see on Friday with #LoveDelray Artist Fashion Pop-Ups there. This free event featured the art of William DeBilzan, Amanda Johnson and James Knill. People could meet the artists and view the artwork featured, including fashion on mannequins and live models, as well as enjoy the sounds of classical guitarist Dorian Avila.
For more info. on the event, visit #LoveDelray Fashion Experience | Downtown Delray Beach
Photos by Rachel Galvin (More pics soon on Let’s Talk Magazine Facebook page).