It’s time for fashion, shopping, and mingling during Benicia’s Fashion Runway Weekend, September 29 and 30, 2017. Four designers from the Lifetime series “Project Runway” will be showcasing their ready-to-wear collections and sharing behind-the-scenes stories during this won’t want to miss couture extravaganza.

Join fellow fashionistas throughout the Bay Area to sip wine and mingle with celebrity designers at one of the most talked about fashion events in Northern California. It includes insider stories from the designers, receptions with great food and wine, trunk shows, a runway show and raffle, and lots of shopping options.

Season 16 of “Project Runway” on the Lifetime channel is now underway, so it will be in full swing while stars from past seasons are in Benicia. They will be joined by four models who appeared on TV’s “America’s Next Top Model,” including Ava Capra. Ava will serve as host for Benicia’s Fashion Runway Weekend, and will also walk the runway for each designer.

The Designers:

  • Richard Hallmarq, Season 11
  • Kini Zamora, Season 13
  • Sandro Masmanidi, Season 12
  • Samantha Black, Season 11

Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend Schedule:

Friday, September 29, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Union Hotel Courtyard, 401 First Street
Ticket Price: $20

Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend kicks off with a special evening of behind-the-scenes stories by “Project Runway” designers. Join us and hear first-hand what it’s like to be on the reality fashion show with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.

Friday, September 29, 2017, 8-10 p.m.
Christina S Fashion Destination, 370 First Street
Everyone is welcome

The Friday evening fun continues when the designers host a trunk show preview of Saturday’s Grand Finale.

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 6-10 p.m.
Treasury of Commons, First and East D streets
Ticket Price: $40

The Grand Finale Runway show includes:

6-7 p.m.: Preshow reception, wine, and fashionable tastes.

7-8:30 p.m.: Grand Finale Runway Show and raffle, presenting the collections of each of the designers and Christina S Fashion Destination.

8:30-10 p.m.: Shop the night away after the runway show, as stores stay open for the ultimate shopping experience.

Tickets are available at Christina S Fashion Destination, 370 First Street, Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street, and online at

Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend is sponsored by Christina S Fashion Destination, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Soroptimist International of Benicia Women’s Resource Center and Safe House. A donated piece from each designer will be raffled off at the Grand Finale Runway Show.

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About Christina S. Fashion Destination

Christina S. Fashion Destination, 370 First Street, has become a Bay Area destination for fashion and style for the past 10 years. Featuring international designer clothing and accessories that are exclusive to boutiques, the store hosts frequent trunk shows and special events to showcase the latest trends from around the world.