In its ninth year, Fashion Week of Rochester returns Tuesday October 9th and runs through Saturday the 13th and features five nights of runway shows highlighting local & national designers, retailers, community leaders and talent. The annual fundraiser for The Center for Youth attracts thousands of people to the city and raises funds and awareness for youth homelessness, youth shelters and emergency programs.

VIP & general admission tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 5th. Tickets can be purchased online at Limited VIP tables for each night are available by contacting

For a second year in a row, admission is free to area youth ages 12-18 to the October 10th Lead the Way show, an inspirational night featuring area youth, business leaders & emerging talent.

Fashion Week 2018 events:

  • Thursday October 4th – Boutique crawl and Oysters & Bubbly event with Midtown Athletic Club Tuesday, October 9th – Afternoon Rendezvous Runway Show & luncheon

  • Wednesday, October 10th – Lead the Way Runway Show

  • Thursday, October 11th – Walk & Roll Runway Show

  • Friday, October 12th – Runway to Rochester Runway Show

  • Saturday, October 13th – Fabulous Finale Runway Show

Where: 100 E. Highland Drive (open lot directly south of Midtown Athletic Club)

The 6+ acre lot will feature a canvas & beam structure erected on-site. The ‘igloo-style’ tent returns to Rochester a second year in a row, even bigger than the year before.

Why: Fashion Week of Rochester shines a light on emerging and well-known designers in support of The Center for Youth programs & services. In its 9th year, Fashion Week provides crucial funding necessary to provide safe and stable housing to young people and operate crisis services for families and children, including an expanded Crisis Nursery location and an LGBTQ homeless & trafficked youth shelter scheduled to open later this year.

You can buy Fashion Week tickets here.