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Phoenix Fashion Week Supports Young Fashionistas
Budding Designers set to debut skills.
Phoenix Fashion Week Featured in TIME Magazine
Off the Runway, Inside the business of local fashion weeks. By Feifei Sun
PHOENIX FASHION WEEK 2012 SMASHES ATTENDANCE RECORDS, GAINS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
Over 6,000 fashionistas, 2.2 million TV impressions, and doubled ticket sales made PHXFW12 a rousing success
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 20, 2013) – Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 shattered its annual attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to the tents at Talking Stick Resort. With over 2.2 million TV impressions, doubled online ticket sales over 2011, and a feature in international magazine TIME, Phoenix Fashion Week has not only secured its position as the leading fashion event in the Southwest, but is quickly gaining recognition as one of the fastest growing fashion events in the country.
The 8th annual Phoenix Fashion Week not only brought success for designers and buyers alike, it also continued its successful crusade against breast cancer with the annual Fashionably Pink fashion show kicking off the week. The event raised thousands of dollars for Susan G. Komen, with founder Nancy Brinker attending as an honored guest. 10 inspirational survivors and 25 celebrities walked in the show to show their support for the cause.
Furne One, Dubai based designer to the stars, brought international recognition to PHXFW with a 31-piece ‘Best Of’ Collection. Pieces from Furne’s line have been seen on the likes of Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Heidi Klum, and Jennifer Lopez. To close the show at fashion week, International supermodel Raina Hein walked in the finale look.
Phoenix Fashion Week also reached another milestone this year with a feature in TIME Magazine. Of the feature, Brian Hill, Executive Director of PHXFW, said, “To have PHXFW featured in a globally recognized publication like TIME Magazine has been a big confirmation for our team to know that we are on the right track. This is a sign of good things to come in 2013.”
Three 2012 PHXFW designers – Jlynn Hausmann of Jhaus, Paulie Gibson and Bri Seeley – were also chosen by Zappos to sell designs on the ecommerce platform. “The partnership that we forged with Zappos.com led us into our 7-city tour looking for the best 12 emerging designers in the nation and to have 3 of those 12 selected by Zappos to be sold on their global ecommerce platform is amazing, rewarding and life-changing for these designers,” said Hill.
For additional information about Phoenix Fashion Week and interview requests contact Melissa Rein. For more information about Phoenix Fashion Week visit www.phoenixfashionweek.com.
MIM (The Musical Instrument Museum) and Phoenix Fashion Week Present: The 2011 Emerging Designer Announcement
Local, National Fashion Designers Compete in Annual Fashion Week Contest for $15,000 Prize
PHOENIX- (Monday, June 13, 2011)- This Friday, June 17th from 7pm to 9pm, Phoenix Fashion Week Fashion Arizona and The Musical Instrument Museum (www.themim.org) team up to host the “Announcement of the 10 new Emerging Designers of Phoenix Fashion Week 2011″ at The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Ariz.
Fashion fans are invited to Meet & Greet designers from all over the US that will compete to be the next “IT” designers to launch their brands this fall at Phoenix Fashion Week, October 5 – 8, 2011. For the first time ever, national Emerging Designers will participate in the program representing Ohio, Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Missouri and Arizona competing for a $15,000 Prize Package of Goods & Services to help launch their brand.
The first 50 guests will receive PHOENIX FASHION WEEK goodie bags and a be (FREE) raffle will be held for big gift packed with gifts for a lucky fashionista.
The 2009 and 2010 Emerging Designer winners will guest speak and share their experience and perspectives on participating in the contest and the award-winning Phoenix Fashion Week annual production.
The public is invited to participate in the reveal attending this special event and hearing what inspires these young designers, while catching a “sneak peek” of their Spring 2012 collections.
The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85050. This special event is free to attend. The Emerging Designer Contest is Powered by: CityScape, Madison Buyer, and Splinter Creative.
For more information about The 2011 Emerging Designer Contest or Phoenix Fashion Week please contact Melissa Rein. For updates about Phoenix Fashion Week visit www.phoenixfashionweek.com.
MIM enriches the world community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible high-quality musical instruments, images, and music from every country in the world. We celebrate our world’s diverse musical cultures and foster global understanding by offering our guests an incomparable interactive experience, a welcome and fun environment, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances.
About Phoenix Fashion Week
Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona. The organization’s mission is to bridge the gap between national and international designers and premier retailers and prestige fashion media. Phoenix Fashion Week’s ultimate goal is to garner global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. For more information, please visit www.phoenixfashionweek.com.
TWITTER: Media covering Phoenix Fashion Week, posting stories, and live blogging from the event, are encouraged to use Phoenix Fashion Week’s official Twitter handles and hash tags: @PHXFashionWeek and #phxfashionweek.