Elkhart County fashion week begins

Published: Sep. 18, 2017 at 5:56 AM EDT
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Elkhart County Fashion Week runs September 18th through September 24th. The week-long event celebrates local artists, designers, and fashion. Retailers will offer discounts, and there will be daily activities to participate in, including a couture fashion show.

All proceeds benefit the Goshen Theater. A link to their website is



(a link to the schedule - including links to ticket information - is


Monday, Sept. 18 – Saturday, Sept. 23
Venturi, 123 E. Lincoln Avenue, Goshen
Common Spirits, 111 E. Lincoln Avenue, Goshen

Cocktail Competition!

Stop in during the week and vote for your favorite on Facebook.

Monday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – noon
Stephenson’s, 211 S. Main Street, Elkhart

Specials throughout the store

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cinnamon Stick, 102 S. Main Street, Middlebury

Special in-store promotions

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages

206 S. Main Street, Goshen


208 S. Main Street, Goshen

25% off jewelry, handbags, & scarves

Wednesday, Sept. 20, noon – 7:30 p.m.
Elegant Designs

620 S. Main Street, Elkhart

Designer Trunk Show

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5 – 9 p.m.


Trucks Luxe Wagon, Boho Pretty & Refined Threads, Civic Plaza

, downtown Elkhart

“Truck Stop”

Joined by food trucks Maple Indian, Ricky’s Taqueria, and Ron’s Riverdogs


Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Men’s Fashion Cocktail Party “Man of the Cloth” – Kevin Koch, Master Tailor, Designer

211 E. Washington Street, Goshen, IN

Kevin Koch has transformed the 140 year-old former 1st Baptist Church into a stunning showroom and work space. His studio is literally a “Sanctuary” – replete in high ceilings, gorgeous woodwork and magnificent stained glass windows. Meet his team and preview exquisite custom formal & casual wear for men. Champagne, hors d’oeurves and piano music.

$50 per person

Friday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
“Golden Triangle”

Jules Boutique (130 S Main), Brass Cactus (133B S. Main), and Variedades Alexa (216 S Main) form a “triangle” on Goshen’s Main Street.

Look for the white balloons and special in-store promotions.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Eugene Alexander Couture Runway Show

The Goshen Theater, 216 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN

Local style merchants strut their stuff in a showcase of formalwear and cocktail attire. Award-winning fashion designer Eugene Stutzman hosts a show of his iconic dress collection that has been worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Whitney Houston and Sarah Jessica Parker. Black Tie optional – strut YOUR stuff as you hear “Who are you Wearing” from the red carpet entrance.

$25 – $125 per person

Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 – 10:30 p.m.
“Get on the List” VIP Party

Ignition Music Garage, 120 E. Washington Street, Goshen, IN

Hipster mecca, just around the corner from the Goshen Theater. Meet designer Eugene Stutzman, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeurves. See and be seen in your best attire.

Attendance only in conjunction with a $75 or more Runway Show ticket.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
Opening – Eugene Alexander: The Fashion of Eugene Stutzman Abner Hershberger Gallery, Goshen College, 1700 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN

The gowns of Eugene Stutzman and Alexander Wallace (Eugene Alexander) come to life on black, white, and silver mannequins. The art of fashion is brilliantly displayed and each tells “a bright lights and big city” story. Meet ’73 Goshen College alum Eugene Stutzman and hear about the inspirations for his designs.

Free and open to the Public