For the sixth season, St. Augustine Fashion Week is back in the Ancient City, showing off the talents of local designers and exploring international trends. The week has a lot in store for the stylish elite, and you want to make the most of the event. So we’re here to help. We’ve compiled everything you need to know – from tickets to the events to the designers. So don your sunglasses and your best Anna Wintour expression and get ready.
Salon Honey + Sage
February 22, 6-8pm
This progressive panel discussion will examine the topic of circular fashion. Circular fashion includes the life span of a garment from its design, materials and manufacturing through its usefulness. This panel discussion will include what we can do after the owner is finished with a piece of clothing, including repair, redesign, reuse, recycling, swapping, and selling at second-hand. There will be a cocktail hour at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion at 7pm. Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided. Tickets are $10.
Student Design Showcase
St. Augustine Premium Outlets
March 1, 6-9pm
Fashion Week kicks off with the Student Design Showcase presented by the St. Augustine Premium Outlets. Featuring 20+ Emerging Student Designers! Bartram Trail Fashion Academy Student Design Competition and Student Design Teams present their fabulous collections. Join in for the most fashionable events of the season. Admission to the event is $25 and includes 2 drink tickets, passed apps, and the runway show.
VIP Preview Party
Push Push Salon
March 4, 7-10pm
VIP ticket holders and media are invited to join STAFW to preview looks before they hit the runway. Meet and mingle with Season 6 Designers and STAFW leaders and enjoy some drinks, tapas, and music. This event is by invitation only.
STAFW Boutique Day
Introduce yourself to the world of local fashion with some delightful displays from area retailers. As part of St. Augustine Fashion Week, a number of St. Augustine boutiques will host events in their establishments to show off their beautiful attire and accessories. Each boutique will host their event at various times of the day (the full schedule can be found online). Participating retailers are Linen + Waves, Declaration & Co., The Closet, Market Street Boutique, Rochelle’s, and Paper Root Clothing.
Runway Show, Night 1
Bozard Ford Lincoln
March 6, 8-11pm
The first night of runway shows will feature collections from STArt Now, Kierra Krochet, Elle Paris Fashions, Earth Month Boutique, Noelani, and an anonymous designer of avant garde fashion. Guests will enjoy a true red carpet experience as well as craft cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, nightly entertainment, and a professional runway production.
Runway Show, Night 2
Bozard Ford Lincoln
March 7, 8-11pm
The second night of runway shows will feature Mahina Swimwear, Corvega, Deborah M, Blue Dolphin Court, Fulani, and Magnifique.
Designers locally and beyond will come together and show St. Augustine their favorite designs. They have specialties in jewelry, denim, handbags, menswear, shoes, totally-wearable couture, and much more. Their designs are exciting, unique, and visually fascinating. For a full list and to peruse some of their work, check out our Meet the Designers post.
General Admission tickets are $50 per night. VIP tickets are $100. Tickets must be purchased for each night separately. Tickets can be purchased at www.stafashionweek.com/upcoming-events.
For more information on St. Augustine Fashion Week Season Six, visit www.stafashionweek.com. Images by Dawn Wallace of Daybreak Photo Co.