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    Tucson Fashion Week unites the national fashion scene to the Old Pueblo

    Rebecca Noble
    Rebecca Noble/ The Daily Wildcat Models walk the runway on Saturday at the Tucson Fashion Week Wrap-up Show at La Encantada.

    Tucson Fashion Week will marry fashion, style, art and celebrity over the course of the next three days through local fashion showcases available to Tucson culture connoisseurs and community members alike.

    The annual community event aims to provide a means for emerging local designers to show off their talent to fashion insdustry leaders.

    “[TFW] provides a professional platform for emerging designers, independent retailers and established brands to showcase their work to local and national consumers, buyers and industry leaders without leaving their own backyard,” said Lindsay Furrier, front house manager at TFW and marketing student.

    The event’s three nights will pique fashion week attendees’ interest with everything from vintage rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts to luxury couture gowns, along with music, art and cuisine, according to Melanie Sutton, co-owner and creative director for TFW.

    TFW kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 13, with City Chic: A Fashion Show, Art Exhibit & Party which inclues a VIP-only art exhibition, a runway show, live musical performances and an after-party.

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson will host the second night of the event, where guests can enjoy another runway show and designer presentations.

    TFW festivities will come to a close on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Etherton Gallery and The Carriage House with Maison De Mode. This intimate, salon-style fashion show paired up with the Tucson Ladies Council to benefit Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center, a local charity.

    “One hundred percent of the sales from that evening [will go] to the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center,” said Paula Taylor co-owner and creative director for TFW. “We always gave to charity, but this way we could dedicate one whole night.”

    According to Taylor, the TLC brings the right clientele to support SACAC.

    Tucson Fashion Week continues to be a staple in the Tucson fashion and art culture and has successfully brought local and big-name designers together in one city for the past decade.

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