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Fashion designers from Project Runway and
Project Runway All Stars will appear at

Benicia Fashion Runway,

 September 29-30, 2017

Benicia, Calif. (July 21, 2017) An ensemble of four designers from the Lifetime series “Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars  will be presenting their ready to wear collections on the catwalk during Benicia’s Fashion Runway, held September 29-30, 2017. They will be joined by several models that appeared on America’s Next Top Model including Ava Capra who appeared on Cycle 22. Ava will serve as the host for the evening and will walk the runway for each designer.


The Designers

Richard Hallmarq Season 11

Kini ZamoraSeason 13

Sandro Masmanidi Season 12

Samantha BlackSeason 11


Benicia Fashion Runway Schedule

Friday, September 29, 2017 6:30-8:30 PM 

Union Hotel Courtyard

Ticket Price: $20

8-10 PM Designer Trunk Show

Christina S Fashion Destination

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 fashion show with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.

The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Union Hotel Courtyard, 401 First Street in Benicia. From 8-10 PM the designers will be hosting a trunk show preview to the runway show.


Saturday, September 30, 2017, 6-10 p.m.
Ticket Price: $40


Grand Finale Runway

  • 6-7:00 PM: Preshow reception, wine, and fashionable tastes. Held at the Treasury of Commons on First and East D streets.
  • 7:00-8:30 PM: Grand Finale Runway Show and Auction, presenting the collections of each of the 5 designers and Christina S Fashion Destionation.
  • 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 the following locations: Christina S Fashion Destination, 370 First Street; Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street, and online at  Brown Paper Tickets.


Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend is sponsored by Christina S Fashion Destination, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Soroptimist International of Benicia Women’s Resource Center and Safe House. Each designer will donate an item from their collection that will be raffled off at the Grand Finale Runway Show.


About Christina S. Fashion Destination
Christina S. Fashion Destination, 370 First Street, has become a Bay Area destination for fashion and style for the last 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.


About Benicia

The waterfront city of Benicia is known for its interesting shops, rich history, vibrant arts community, and beautiful views. It’s estimated that nearly 500 artists are in residence, and their work can be viewed and purchased at the many public and private galleries throughout town, including Arts Benicia, the city’s art center and gallery. Visitors can discover Benicia’s colorful past at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, the Benicia Fire Museum and the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns. The charming, scenic city provides visitors with an array of popular dining options and a variety of downtown boutiques that feature unique merchandise, from the latest seasonal fashions to exquisite gifts.

For details about a Benicia getaway, please check out www.visitbenicia.org.  www.facebook.com/VisitBenicia.


For more information, please contact Christina Strawbridge at fashfun@aol.com