The 3rd annual Delray Beach Fashion Week transformed Downtown from January 16-23 with fashion Shows, runway events, a designer showcase, beauty clinics, a hair show, and of course shopping. With 13 events and more than 70 models showcasing over 280 looks throughout the week, hundreds of people attended the events, and the sold out fashion show runway seats raised more than $7,000 for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, as well as Old School Square and the Rapunzel Project. Created by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the local merchants, Delray Beach Fashion Week was led this year by committee members Jule Guaglardi, Owner, Roxy Lulu; Jelena Loverich, Owner LoveRich Boutique; Margaret Doerrer, Owner, Margaux Riviera; Mary Ann Brown, Master Stylist, In the Grove Hair Salon; and Glavidia Alexis, Owner, Glavidia’s Hair Studio. The event was a great opportunity for the more than 65 participating businesses to showcase their merchandise, designs, and create in-store events. Highlights included: Opening Night Show “Havana Nights” in front of the Colony Hotel featuring Resort Wear for men and women. “Evening with Great Gatsby” Runway Fashion Show featured fashion from the Delray Beach based designers and evening wear. The Timeless Fashion Show & Luncheon featured men’s and women’s fashions for all. The inaugural Seasons for a Reason Hair Show featured Downtown Delray Beach Salons and Stylists. The finale event Beachside Glamour featured more than 16 fashion retailers showcasing Delray SURF & SWIM in the streets and on the runway at Worthing Park. “Fashion Week is truly a special event for Delray Beach because all of the participating businesses are based within the Downtown area.” said Laura Simon, Director, DDA. “One of the main goals of the DDA is to market and promote the businesses to drive economic growth, and everyone coming together to highlight this unique niche is a fantastic way to do this!” For a recap of Fashion Week photos and videos please visit delrayfashionweek.com and facebook.com/DelrayFashion. For more information, please call 561.243.1077.