1.10.2014

13 Highlights from TFW 2013


1. Inspired Icon Betsey Johnson’s runway capsule collection attendance at the  main runway event.


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2. Over 1500 people attended all three days' events, featuring people from Arizona, Mexico, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.


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3. The legendary Edith Head makes an appearance at TFW.


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4. Project Runway contestant and American designer, Bert Keeter, showcased his runway collection.


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5. There were more than 25 local, regional and national emerging and professional designers featured at TFW.

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6. Tucson best chefs and restaurants participated in creating culinary delights.

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7. Five of Tucson’s creative bartenders and mixologists invented new cocktails based on designers’ collections.

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8. Thousands of dollars were raised in scholarships for the U of A Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing and The Center For American Culture and Ideas.

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9. The Tucson Care Card program, a shopping discount card launched by Tucson Fashion Week, raised thousands of dollars for The Gootter Foundation.


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10. Three unique locations highlighted all parts of our city -- The Desert Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, and La Encantada shopping center.


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11. It was truly a community-wide event with over twenty-five sponsors at the local and national level featuring our Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Tucson.

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12. Prizes were awarded to the winning designers to help facilitate their careers, such as meeting with manufacturers and, designers in LA and New York.


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13. TFW also conducted a fashion design student competition featuring students from the Art Institute and Pima Community College.


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