Scottsdale is known for its Art Walks. These weekly events give locals a chance to appreciate art in every form; pottery, painting, sculpting, crafts, and the list goes on. Once per year, however, another form of art comes around with an international interest: Scottsdale Fashion Week. Paris may be the home of fashionistas and New York City may be the most obvious choice for fashion in the United States, but no city can compete with the creativity and class of the Scottsdale Fashion Week.
From November 6th to the 9th over fifty individual fashion shows take place across two runways. This means that for five days, a fashion show is almost always available for viewing pleasure. Down on the Scottsdale Fashion Square, there are also additional designers to meet and samples to see while the shows take place. Unlike the more recognized cities, however, where fashion shows take place behind closed doors for VIPs only, Scottsdale makes Fashion Week available for anyone who wants to take part!
I may not be of the fashion set myself, but my wife reminds me every year of the amazing opportunities that come with Fashion Week. In addition to the actual shows, purveyors of fashion, design, beauty products, wellness products and activities, and spa treatments make themselves available across the city. Fashion Week is not just about the clothes; it’s an all-body experience.