Tucson is hosting its own Fashion Week in October - Tucson News Now

Tucson is hosting its own Fashion Week in October

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  Tickets are now on sale for Tucson Fashion Week (TFW) 2014. This exciting four-day event will take place on October 16 -19 and will bring together talents from all levels of the fashion industry for four days of world class fashionable experiences, featuring the work of major industry icons as well as that of emerging talent, and more.

The TFW 2014 Industry Icon is Senior Vice President of Men's Design for Tommy Bahama, Joey  Rodolfo, also a UA Alumnus. Other special guests include UA Alumnus and founder and principal of Colkitt & Co., Nathan Colkitt; costume designer and former Dept. Chair of the School of Theatre Arts at the UA, Al Tucci; Emmy Award-winning stylist and best-selling author David Zyla; and five fashion designers from the Lifetime Reality show Project Runway.

General admission tickets for all events are $35 per person. A limited amount of student/standing room tickets are available at $15 per person. Tickets for the Sunday VIP Experience are $50 per person. The VIP package, which includes tickets to the first three events, is $285 per person. VIP Tickets for the individual nights of TFW are $100 per person. All can be purchased on the TFW website at www.tucsonfashionweek.com.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 ~ 6-9 pm - LAUNCH PARTY, DESIGNER COMPETITION & FASHION SHOW @ CONNECT COWORKING & RIALTO BLOCK PARTNERS  

Special guest and industry leader Nathan Colkitt will judge an innovative Design Competition inspired by one of Colkitt & Co.'s architectural buildings. A ready-to-wear collection from Arizona-made, Lawless Denim will be showcased, as well as a fashion installation presented by national vintage/second-hand

clothing boutique, Buffalo Exchange

Friday, October 17, 2014 ~ 5-10 pm - THE GARDEN PARTY @ TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS

Hosted by award-winning stylist and author David Zyla, the garden party will include an interactive salon style fashion show highlighting local retailers including Loop Jean Company, Posh Boutique, and W boutique. There will also be a special guest appearance by TFW 2014's Industry Icon, Joey Rodolfo,

Tommy Bahama Senior VP of Men's Design and UA Alum. A retrospective collection of his work will be shown. Collections by local and regional designers Laura Tanzer, Christina Cornwell, Jamaica Cole, and Too Strong will also be featured on the garden path runway.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 6-10 pm - PROJECT RUNWAY SHOWCASE & PROJECT ARIZONA @ FOX TUCSON THEATRE

Featuring capsule collection from Costume Designer and former UA School of Theatre Dept. Chair, Al Tucci; the works of three emerging Project Arizona designers: Estrella Sevilla, Loreto Echevarria, and 2013 Betsey Johnson's Choice winner Meggen Connolley of Magnetic Threads and a presentation of

TFW Founder Elizabeth Denneau's CandyStrike collection. The evening concludes with the Project Runway Showcase, featuring the works of five Project Runway/Project Runway All-Star designers Bert Keeter, Korto Momolu, Daniel Esquivel, Mila Hermanovski, and Peach Carr.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 ~ 10 am-1 pm - PROJECT RUNWAY SHOP & SIP @ PLAYGROUND ~ An intimate brunch and trunk show offering the works of Project Runway Designers.

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