Scottsdale Fashion Square will be the style epicenter of Arizona as the iconic luxury leader hosts “Fashion A’Fare,” a celebration of fashion, food and floral creations against the backdrop of the shopping destination’s curated collection of esteemed luxury brands from March 5-8, 2020.
Presented by Caesars Republic Scottsdale, a new non-gaming boutique hotel opening in 2021 next to the iconic shopping destination, the weekend-long event kicks off on Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m. with the unveiling of the Floral Mannequin Collective in the Luxury wing. Mannequins will be featured as the canvas for original works of art created with live flowers and designed by luxury brands, florists and local artists during an invitation-only cocktail reception that includes a musical cabaret performance by Arizona Theatre Company featuring Chanel Bragg and Xander Mason with music director Mike Padilla and a special appearance by Moya Angela.
Continuing on Friday, March 6, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Neiman Marcus will host the inaugural Runway For Research, a ticketed brunch benefitting TGen Foundation held at 8:30 a.m., Jimmy Choo will celebrate the Spring/Summer 2020 Collection with an exclusive reception for Colleen’s Dream Foundation at 11 a.m., which will be followed by music and floral art displays in Luxury wing from 3 to 7 p.m. The day’s festivities will be complemented by in-store experiences and special surprises throughout the day for shoppers.
The activities continue to engage and excite on Saturday, March 7 with retailer and restaurant chef demonstrations and culinary presentations with Arizona Culinary Institute, Zinqué and Crate & Barrel in the Grand North Valet Circle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those in attendance will be treated to raffle prizes and giveaways throughout the demonstrations. There will be a special award ceremony to honor winners of the Floral Mannequin Collective designs 1 p.m. Shoppers will be greeted with music and floral art displays in the Luxury wing while Arizona State University’s School of Art design students put on a fashion show to remember at 4 p.m., followed by a Viva celebration at 6 p.m. hosted by ICONIC Life at the newly renovated Salvatore Ferragamo.
Sunday, March 8 starts with a special International Women’s Day celebration at 9 a.m. with a wide variety of events in the Grand North Valet Circle, including a flower bouquet station, a mini fitness exhibition by Fabletics at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Jo Malone London Scent Station, Peloton trial rides, juice and smoothie sampling by Sunlife Organics, unveiling of a signature specialty drink by Tocaya Organica, a pop-up farmers market from Uptown Market AZ, Zinqué “Casamigos” bar, and a coding skills workshop hosted at Apple at 1 p.m., which will also host an augmented reality experience at 3:30 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, join Fashion Square Gives Back where a variety of activations will benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Artist Gretchen Roëhrs created a custom floral fashion illustration exclusively for Scottsdale Fashion Square branded totes. When you make a $30 donation, you’ll receive a Fashion A’Fare tote with 100% of proceeds benefitting the charity. Tocaya Organica is debuting the floral inspired Full Bloom Spritz, and a portion of sales of the new drink will benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Additionally, luxury brands including Burberry, CH Carolina Herrera, Coach, Escada and more are celebrating with special in-store experiences and exclusive capsule collections.
Some events are FREE, while others will be ticketed. For a comprehensive list of all in-store events and promotions, please visit fashionsquare.com for details.