What started 10 years ago as a tip of the hat to Benicia’s retail fashion options, has grown to a much-anticipated yearly event with plenty of star power. Coming up September 28 & 29, an ensemble of four designers from the reality fashion series “Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars” will be presenting their ready-to-wear collections on the Benicia Fashion Runway catwalk.

Showcasing the collections will be several models who competed on “America’s Next Top Model,” including Erin Green who appeared on Cycle 24. She will walk the runway for designers, and serve as host of the evening’s festivities.

The latest East Coast fashions come to Benicia
Designer Adrian Alicia of NYC Haute Couture will be on hand with his dramatic collection recently presented at New York Fashion Week. Here’s a look at other designers you’ll see at the upcoming Benicia Fashion Runway event:

• Amy Bond, season 16
• Samantha Black, season 11 (All Stars season 4)
• Richard Hallmarq, season 11

Schedule of events:

Friday, September 28, 2018
6:30-8 p.m., talk with designers
Union Hotel Courtyard
Ticket Price: $25

8-10 p.m. Designer Trunk Show
Christina S Fashion Destination
Free to the public

Benicia Fashion Runway kicks off with a special evening of behind-the-scenes stories by “Project Runway” designers. It’s a rare opportunity to hear first-hand what it’s like to be on the reality show with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. The event is 6:30-8 p.m. at the Union Hotel Courtyard, 401 First Street in Benicia.

From 8-10 p.m., the designers will be hosting a trunk show preview to the runway show. It’s free and open to the public at Christina S Fashion Destination, 370 First Street, Benicia.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
6-10 p.m. Grand Finale Runway Show (see below for details)
Treasury Commons, First and East D streets
Ticket Price: $45

Grand Finale Runway

• 6-7 p.m.: Preshow reception, wine and fashionable tastes outdoors at the Treasury Commons, First and East D streets.

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

• 8:30-10 p.m.: Shop the night away after the runway show and get great deals at some of Benicia’s most interesting stores.

Tickets are available at the following locations: Christina S Fashion Destination, 370 First Street, 707-745-5125; Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street; and online at

About Benicia Fashion Runway
This two-day fashion event is now in its 10th year and is known for collaborating with “up and coming” designers as well as fashion legends. It was started in 2009 to showcase what Benicia offers in fashion, and throughout the years has hosted 20 Project Runway designers, graduates from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FDIM) and iconic designer Patricia Field, who put fashion into “Sex and the City.”

The Grand Finale Runway Show takes place under the stars and is attended by enthusiasts from as far as Florida, Utah and LA. For more information about the event, please contact Christina S Fashion Destination at fashfun@aol.com, or 707-486-2499.

About Christina S Fashion Destination
Christina S Fashion Destination, 370 First Street, has become a Bay Area destination for fashion and style. 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. Please see www.christinasbenicia.com.