Get Ready For #PAFW15!

Next month is the commencement of the most anticipated event of the year for Winter Park, Florida.

Park Avenue Fashion Week! The biggest fashion event in the Southeast!

About Park Avenue Fashion Week:

Founded in 2007 by Willow Shambeck and Melixa Carbonell, Park Avenue Fashion Week is the last stop for Central Florida’s event circuit. Providing an unparalleled series of annual fashion events, the PAFW runway show has been transformed from an elegant outside soiree to the biggest fashion event of the year.

A 20,000 square foot, air-conditioned tent is placed in the middle of Central Park’s West Meadow with a full runway and lounge area for VIP guests. Modeled after New York Fashion Week’s Bryant Park, PAFW is home to some of Central Florida’s most influential socialites and trendsetters.

Last year I had the opportunity to attend the show as a media guest. The night was filled with so many gorgeous designs and local stores showcasing their best looks down the runway.

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This year’s annual show will be no exception. It will be an evening filled with incredible experiences and fashion forward events you won’t want to miss.

The introduction of the new PAFW blog named #HashtagsAndHeels will serve as a great resource for all things related to PAFW and Park Avenue. It will be your go to guide for the entire duration of the festivities.

Want to win tickets to the show? Check out their blog regularly for the latest contest.

Take a look at what's in store for PAFW 2015 and take part in the four events leading up to the main fashion show on October 17th.

Park Avenue Fashion Week will be casting only the best models for their 2015 runway show. If you're interested in participating, casting will take place on August 29th from 11-4pm. More information, including the requirements and location, can be found here.

As part of Park Avenue Fashion Week's Emerging Designer Contest, the area’s leading designers have been narrowed down to the Top Ten.

Each contestant will show three designs and will be interviewed by the elite Emerging Designer Competition panel of judges. Purchase tickets here, for the exclusive opportunity to meet some of Central Florida’s up-and-coming designers and preview their designs on September 24th from 6-10pm.

This year the Park Avenue Fashion Week Team will introduce the first ever Kick-Off Brunch on October 11 from 11-2pm! This inaugural brunch will kick-off the week long festivities in style for PAFW15 at The Alfond Inn courtyard. Enjoy the never done before brunch in the lush oasis of Florida greenery and hardscape walkways. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Experience the 2nd Annual “Fashion of Cocktails” bartending competition at Winter Park's retro cocktail lounge, Park Social on October 12th from 6-9pm. This official Park Avenue Fashion Week event, produced by Shel Marks PR & Events in partnership with Infinium Spirits, brings together bartenders from various local venues to demonstrate their stylish mixology skills. To purchase tickets, please click here. VIP tickets to the runway show already include entry to this event.

Park Avenue Fashion week is the last stop for Central Florida’s event circuit, providing an unparalleled series of annual fashion events including the renowned runway show taking place on October 17th at 7pm in Park Avenue's Central Park’s West Meadow. Purchase your tickets before they sell out!

Save The Date:

  • 8/29/15: PAFW15 Model Casting Call
  • 9/24/15: Emerging Designer Competition
  • 10/11/15: PAFW15 Inaugural Kick-Off Brunch
  • 10/12/15: Fashion of Cocktails
  • 10/17/15: PAFW15 Runway Show

Not only am I looking forward to all the fabulous events that are taking place in just a few weeks, but this year, I'll experience and cover the show in a completely different and special way.

For the first time ever, PAFW is implementing the addition of top Orlando influencers to represent the show as brand ambassadors.

And guess what? I was chosen as one of the lucky 10 bloggers to take on this prestigious role!

The 2015 PAFW Ambassadors:

"Introducing the Park Avenue Fashion Week Brand Ambassadors. Community figures with a strong influence in their city, enthusiasts of the latest fashion trends, and experts in their personal brand standards."

Photo from the #PAFW15 Meet & Greet.

This week, keep a lookout for the #PAFW15 hashtag on all social media platforms to learn more about each individual brand ambassador. Follow us for exclusive behind the scenes footage, PAFW information and live coverage.

For more information regarding the event as well as sponsorships/advertising opportunities, please visit the official PAFW website.

See you all at the PAFW 2015 events!

Posted on August 14, 2015 and filed under Style & Beauty, Around Orlando.