Tucson Fashion Week!

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Another four days of fashion-forward fun is here. This year's Tucson Fashion Week includes some big names and some super-big talents, both locally and nationally - from Project Runway stars to notable University of Arizona alums. And we're giving away tickets for each night! Here's the lowdown:

What: Mercedes-Benz Tucson Fashion Week

When: October 16th to 18th.

Where: Venues around Tucson.

1. Launch Party, Designer Competition and Presentation

Architect Nathan Lee Colkitt, a UA alumnus, will judge a Designer Competition. Each fashion designer will be given an architectural structure created by his company, Colkitt & Co, and will create a garment inspired by the architecture. A fashion installation and presentation by national vintage and secondhand clothing boutique Buffalo Exchange will add to the fun. Downtown restaurants Proper and Diablo Burger will provide the food.

When: Thursday, October 16, 5:30 - 9pm

Where: Connect Coworking, 33 South 5th Ave

Cost: VIP single $65; general admission: $35; student or standing room $15.  Tickets here.

2. The Garden Party at Tucson Botanical Gardens

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David Zyla. Photo courtesy of Tucson Fashion Week.

Another great party! Emmy award-winning stylist and author David Zyla will host The Color Story, an interactive fashion show. Joey Rodolfo, senior VP of Tommy Bahama Men’s Design and another UA Alum, will be featured with a retrospective collection of his life’s work, and special award presentation. The Hidden Garden fashion show will feature local and regional designers and unique fashion exhibits. Food provided by Blu: A Wine & Cheese Stop, Prep & Pastry, and Kingfisher.

When: Friday, October 17, 5:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way.

Cost: VIP single $100; general admission: $35; student or standing room $15. Tickets here.

3. Project Runway Showcase and Project Arizona at the Fox Theater

Another high-energy evening that opens with a spectacular costume collection from former Chair of the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Al Tucci. The evening will showcase Project Arizona, inspired by the TV series Project Runway and featuring three emerging designers, including Estrella Sevilla.  A dramatic fashion presentation from Tucson Fashion Week Founder, Elizabeth Denneau and her collection CandyStrike will be staged in the lobby of the theatre (more on that in this issue). TFW closes with a Project Runway Showcase featuring collections and appearances by five Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars designers. Agustin Kitchen, Acacia Real Food & Cocktails, and Penca will provide food.

When: Saturday, October 18, 6 –9pm

Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

Cost: VIP single $100; love seat $60. Tickets here.

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A scene from last year's Tucson Fashion Week Runway. Photo by Gillian Drummond.

Win tickets now!

For the second year running, 3 Story Magazine is a proud sponsor of Tucson Fashion Week - and we have a pair of tickets to give away for each night! We'll be drawing the names from our subscriber list on Monday October 13th. Good luck! 

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