ALL ACCESS: Fashion returns to Tysons Galleria presenting great looks for an even greater cause – the Make-A-Wish Foundation
By Madeline Hassin
If your busy life in the nation’s capital is holding you back from attending Mercedes Benz Fashion Week this week don’t worry, you can get your trend fix right around the corner at Tysons Galleria during its annual ALL ACCESS: Fashion event, held this year from September 22-24.
In past years, stars like stylist and author Phillip Bloch and Bravo’s Tim Gunn worked the runway, and this year though the list is TBA, the celebs are sure to show. Importantly, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic is the 2011 beneficiary of ALL ACCESS: Fashion. The organization raises fund in order to grant wishes to local children with life-threatening conditions.
Is there a lot going on there? Yep, a whole lot. Luckily, for you, we have your handy dandy guide right here, all you have to do is pick out the right outfit, and get ready to shop and immerse yourself in a fashionista’s lifestyle.
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Defining luxury business today through technology, innovation and the global consumer.
Presented together with The Fashion Group International® of Washington, D.C.
Moderated by: Jennifer Barger, Editor in Chief, Washington Post Fashion Washington
Panelists: Rohit Bhargava, Senior VP Strategy and Marketing, Ogilvy 360° Digital Strategy Gregory Furman, Founder and Chairman, The Luxury Marketing Council
Colin Kroll VP Product and Engineering of Jetsetter a member of the Gilt Group
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
*By Invitation Only; RSVP strictly required
Friday, September 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE RED CARPET RUNWAY PRESENTATION OF THE FALL 2011 DESIGNER EVENINGWEAR COLLECTIONS
Curated by Dress Collections Buyer Kelcye Ball
Host Committee: Jennifer Barger, Mary Barth, Kay Kendall, Cynee Simpson, Aureta Thomollari, Angie Goff, Kelly Collis, Andre Wells, Amanda Polk, Lynda Erkiletian, Lana Orloff, Cary Melnyk, Dana Manatos, Christian Edwards, Edward Marc, Tammy Heller, Liza Wright
Silent Auction and cocktail reception to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic
*Seating by invitation only; standing room available
Saturday September 24, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
ALL ACCESS FASHION: DAY
Experience the trends with a full day of events including trunk shows, designer and celebrity appearances, branded lounges and couture experiences.
In store experiences from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Ermenegildo Zegna, Ralph Lauren, Montblanc, Karen Millen, Vineyard Vines, BCBG MaxAzria, Aram, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Anne Fontaine, Nicole Miller, Betsey Johnson, Comfort One Shoes, Bo Concept and more. A portion of sales at participating retailers will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic
Designer Runway Shows and Presentations:
9:00 am – Neiman Marcus Children’s Collections Show *Neiman Marcus level 1
12:00 pm – Anne Fontaine
1:00 pm – Nicole Miller
2:00 pm – 7 For All Mankind
Vineyard Vines *roving runway platform east
Anthropologie *roving runway east
3:00 pm – Elie Tahari
4:00 pm – Aram *roving runway platform west
Sarar *roving runway west
5:00 pm – Karen Millen
6:00 pm – Millers Furs *roving runway platform west
7:00 pm – Ermenegildo Zegna Menswear Collections Show
8:00 pm – Betsey Johnson
** All shows at Center Court unless otherwise stated
Saturday September 24, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BRANDED LOUNGES AND COUTURE EXPERIENCES:
Capitol File Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Lounge, ArtJamz Stylista Zone, Maserati Men’s Style Lounge