Alberta Fashion Week is a fashion event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was started in February, 2009 by David R. Politi in Calgary, Alberta. It is a bi-yearly Fashion Week featuring local and national, Canadian designers. Its first shows were held between October 4–10, 2009, at the Banke of Nova Scotia, on Stephen Avenue in Calgary. Most of the designers involved were women, showing a mix of ready-to-wear and haute couture. To stay competitive with other non-fashion events, and encouraging for young fashion enthusiasts, tickets prices were kept low – under $22 for standing-room.