KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Trendsetters all over Knoxville are ready to watch the runways. However, they are staying close to home to do so. Gage Models and Talent will host Knoxville Fashion Week from March 1-March 5.

The event benefits Autism Speaks and the Autism Achievement Academy.

Fashion Week will consist 5 nights of runway shows ending with the Grand Finale event. Locations for the shows include The Sunsphere and Jackson Terminal. Models will be wearing swimwear, evening wear and day wear. Guests will be able to see fashions of local designers. Designers include Xen by Rachele, Rose Sharifi, Nastershum, Red Cadence, Savannah Johnson and more.

March 1: Kick off event

March 2: The night will feature emerging designers and models.

March 3: The runway show will feature couture hairstyles and special effects.

March 4: Fashion gurus can expect to see swimwear, couture and menswear.

March 5: Grand Finale event

General admission tickets costs $45 and VIP tickets are $75. Tickets can be purchased online. Five day packages are available.