Fashion Week can inspire style-seekers to make wardrobes even fiercer, trading in dull felt vests for bearskin jackets or peaceful closet bears. Bear down on today's trends with today's Groupon: for $27, you get a ticket package to Gainesville Fashion Week 2011 (up to a $54 value). The package includes access to the opening-night art show at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Sharab Lounge, and runway shows at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 and Saturday, April 9 at Villa East.
Gainesville Fashion Week invigorates the community with five days of events flaunting fashion, art, music, and culture. To kick off Fashion Week, the ticket package includes an exclusive invitation to Wednesday's private, opening-night art show ($18 value). Watch the red-carpet procession and imbibe in live music, DJ jams, and drinks specials while perusing art. General-admission tickets to the runway shows on Thursday and Saturday (up to $18 value each) let fashion fans gape as models parade the catwalk in concepts executed by national and local designers, spot lighting emerging designers as well as local boutiques, artists, musicians, and miniature figurine mavens.