Tickets for Phoenix Fashion Week 2018

 

Join us October 18-20 at Talking Stick Resort for THE fashion event of the year!

12 Emerging Designers will compete for Lifestyle | Contemporary | & Couture DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

5 Accessory Designers will compete for Accessory Designer of the year

& 40 TOP ARIZONA MODELS will compete for MODEL OF THE YEAR!

Dont miss your chance to snag these DISCOUNTED tickets!

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Fashion Rewired Podcast: Alison Callaway

From Corporate Employee to Winning Entrepreneurial Pitch!

While in college, she had a dream of showcasing her designs at the world famous Henry Bendel store!  Today on @FashionRewired, Alison Callaway shares her interesting retail journey that ultimately saw her create and launch the first ever emerging designer program within e-commerce giant Zappos.com.  Be sure to follow Alison’s Blueprint of Success that helped her land her the role of Director of Education at Phoenix Fashion Week and Program Manager at GoDaddy.com.

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ON iTunes/ Apple PODCASTS

#LIVE Alison Callaway- Director of Education, Phoenix Fashion Week interviewed on Fashion Rewired Podcast with Brian Hill

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#nowplaying Alison Callaway- Director of Education, Phoenix Fashion Week interviewed on Fashion Rewired Podcast with Brian Hill

Remote Emerging Designer Meet and Greet

 

Are you interested in Phoenix Fashion Week’s 2018 Emerging Designer Bootcamp, but you weren’t able to make any of our “in person” meet & greets”?  Well, you haven’t missed your opportunity!  Every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6pm PST we will be holding a “meet & greet” on a conference call!

If you are interested in joining a session and learning more about our Emerging Designer Program, please email your RSVP for LOGIN INFO to brenna@phoenixfashionweek.com

Deadline to apply to be a 2018 Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer is April 30th!  Good Luck!  And we hope to speak to you on an upcoming call!

 

2018 San Francisco Meet and Greet

 

Calling all designers in the San Francisco, CA area! Phoenix Fashion Week is headed your way. We are beginning our search for the best up and coming fashion brands to take part in our 2018 Emerging Designer Program. If you are interested come meet us and learn more about our program!

MEET & GREET DETAILS:

WHEN: ​Tuesday 2/6  5:30 PM

WHERE: ​FIDM San Francisco ​

​ADDRESS: ​​55 Stockton St. San Francisco, CA 94108

​HOSTED BY: ​FIDM

EACH YEAR: Our designer scouts travel to cities throughout the U.S. and host fashionable “Meet & Greets” at hand selected venues. The purpose is to introduce our www.phoenixfashionweek.com team to the local fashion scene and potentially INVITE top fashion professionals in San Francisco to be a part of our Fall Fashion Week in Arizona.

RSVP: Brenna@phoenixfashionweek.com
Provide: Your full name, brand name, website address, contact e-mail, & contact phone #.

 

2018 Phoenix Meet and Greet

 

 

 

Calling all designers in the Phoenix, AZ area! Phoenix Fashion Week is headed your way. We are beginning our search for the best up and coming fashion brands to take part in our 2018 Emerging Designer Program. If you are interested come meet us and learn more about our program!

MEET & GREET DETAILS:

WHEN: ​Thursday 1/1​1 From ​7:00pm – ​9:00pm.

WHERE: ​Monorchid www.monorchid.com ​

​ADDRESS: ​​214 E. Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ 85004​

​HOSTED BY: ​Aconav & ​MCA- PHXFW”s Designer of the Year Winners​ 2017​

EACH YEAR: Our designer scouts travel to cities throughout the U.S. and host fashionable “Meet & Greets” at hand selected venues. The purpose is to introduce our www.phoenixfashionweek.com team to the local fashion scene and potentially INVITE top fashion professionals in Phoenix to be a part of our Fall Fashion… Week in Arizona.

RSVP: Brenna@phoenixfashionweek.com
Provide: Your full name, brand name, website address, contact e-mail, & contact phone #.

 

 

 

2018 Tucson Meet and Greet

 

Calling all designers in the Tucson, AZ area!  Phoenix Fashion Week is headed your way.  We are beginning our search for the best up and coming fashion brands to take part in our 2018 Emerging Designer Program.  If you are interested come meet us and learn more about our program!

MEET & GREET: On Tuesday, December 20th, we are in Tucson!

WHERE: At The Atelier Laura Tanzer (www.LauraTanzerDesigns.com)

WHEN: Tuesday 12/19 From 6:00pm – 8:00pm. 410 N. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ 85701.

HOSTED BY: Laura Tanzer & Qmulative- PHXFW”s Designer of the Year Winners (2016 & 2017)

EACH YEAR: Our designer scouts travel to cities throughout the U.S. and host fashionable “Meet & Greets” at hand selected venues. The purpose is to introduce our www.phoenixfashionweek.com team to the local fashion scene and potentially INVITE top fashion professionals in Tucson to be a part of our Fall Fashion… Week in Arizona.

 

RSVP: Brenna@phoenixfashionweek.com
Provide: Your full name, brand name, website address, contact e-mail, & contact phone #.

Maricopan named Phoenix Fashion Week Designer of the Year

 

Clothing designer Loren Aragon of Rancho El Dorado is the first Native American to be named Couture Designer of the Year at Phoenix Fashion Week.

In the showcase runway show Oct. 7, Aragon’s ACONAV presented his latest designs from his Emergence collection.

“The whole night was a really exciting experience,” said Aragon, whose signature look is comprised of patterns from the pottery for which his Acoma Pueblo heritage is known in the art world.

The Emergence collection is based on the Acoma origin story of two sisters arising out of darkness, finding nourishment in spiritual and practical forms, planting seeds and bringing creatures to life and learning the ways of the world. Aragon’s designs incorporated themes of darkness, light, rainbows, lightning and rain with his original prints.

For the Phoenix show, members of Dancing Earth, an indigenous contemporary dance company from Santa Fe, New Mexico, performed choreography telling the origin story.

Aragon first participated in New York Fashion Week two years ago. He competed at Phoenix Fashion Week last year as an emerging designer and made an impression. But he can already feel the effects of winning the couture competition this time around.

This Aragon design incorporates a rainbow theme from the Acoma origin story.
“It’s really great exposure,” he said. “There have been a lot of responses from markets that want to feature my work in smaller shows and from the normal markets in L.A. and Phoenix,” he said.

Now he is looking for ways to expand and increase supply as requests come in for the ACONAV brand dresses. The current workforce is comprised of Aragon, his mother (seamstress) and his wife Valentina. The design and work space is the lower floor of Loren and Valentina’s two-story home.

ACONAV was one of 15 designers chosen from 300 applicants for the ninth annual Phoenix Fashion Week.

Brian Hill, executive director of Phoenix Fashion Week, said he was proud of the “detailed work and cultural vision” Aragon brought to the runway.

“His brand ACONAV is our new 2018 Designer of the Year, big things are soon to follow,” Hill said.

Aragon spent most of the summer on the Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research’s Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe. He had no time to unpack before he had to get his collection show-ready for the big event at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.

As an emerging designer, Aragon was part of a four-month fashion boot camp to demonstrate his knowledge of design as well as the fashion industry.

The title earned ACONAV a prize of goods and services valued at $10,000 and “bragging rights,” as Aragon put it.

He is proudest of being instrumental of getting Native American fashion recognized on a big stage.

“It’s helping me achieve my goals,” he said. “I’m really happy.”

Click here to see original article from inmaricopa.com

Greyson Schofield – A Fresh Face at Phoenix Fashion Week

 

By Miles Tucker

Phoenix Fashion Week 2017 was spectacular, and its finale was nothing short of breathtaking. Couture Night brought out some of the best emerging and established designers to put on an exhibition, the way only Phoenix can. Spectators from all walks of life came to watch as an assortment of masterpieces made their debut on the runway.

On top of that, 40 of the most talented local models competed in challenges to earn a spot on The Agency Arizona’s model roster. These challenges consisted of best headshot, best runway performance, best print editorial ad and best casting interview. I got the chance to speak with one of these ascending models and had a captivating conversation with him.

Greyson Schofield is relatively new to the modeling industry, but he is prepared to take it by storm. Going into the training course that Phoenix Fashion Week had prepared, he had a little experience but was no veteran. However, he took the advice of his photographers and used it to his advantage.

Schofield was proud to be humble and jumped at the chance to learn anything the professionals at Fashion Week had to offer him. Schofield abided by the guidance of expert photographers like Tammy Hodges and Romen Cole, and it paid off. Schofield managed to come first in the headshot challenge and the editorial group shot challenge. By quickly picking up and mastering techniques that seemed foreign to him, Schofield made an impression on the judges and brought home a couple victories.


(Schofield’s headshot of the year [Left] and the group print ad of the year [Right] courtesy of Phoenix Fashion Week and shot by Romen Cole @iam_romencole)

Fashion week was the first time that Schofield walked in a show and he presented nothing but confidence. He attributed his fierce demeanor to his commitment to giving the designers he represented the best look possible. Schofield sported outfits for Koran Fields-Cameron’s WVSH and lifestyle designer of the year Quinlan Wilhite’s QMULATIVE along with Accessory Designer of the Year Colin Jared’s Multi Colored Animal.

Schofield believes that when it comes to his career, relationships are meant to be mutually beneficial. To do this he does his best work for each designer he comes across and networks extensively within the industry.

(Courtesy of Phoenix Fashion Week)

When I asked Schofield what he saw in his future for modeling following fashion week, he told me that he wants to reach out to photographers and help them build their reputations. Photographers get the chance to strengthen their portfolios, and Schofield gets to put his name into new circles.

Having a lasting career in the modeling industry can be tough, and doing it right means keeping an open mind. To do this Schofield works with these photographers in order complement his personal portfolio with shots from different fashion genres. Showing versatility is important because scouts know exactly what they are looking for in a model, and being ready for anything makes everyone’s job easier.

(Shot by Tammy Hodges @tammyhodgesphoto featuring headbands by Multi Colored Animal)

What Schofield lacks in experience, he makes up for with his raw talent and eagerness to learn. These qualities are sure to land him contracts as he becomes more familiar with the trade. He looks to pursue all of his business ventures with enthusiasm, and he is sure to make waves as a fresh face in the industry.

Click here to view original article by thechicdaily.com

My First Time at Phoenix Fashion Week

By Ajaden Welter

“Ecstatic, Sensational, Stressful.” These words described the night for Nouvelle Palm Beach designer and contemporary designer of the year Joanne Snodgrass. While myself and Joanne had two completely different experiences at the event. In a sense, these words also described my first ever Fashion Week experience as well.

Attending a Fashion Week has always been a dream of mine. When presented with the opportunity to go to Phoenix Fashion Week, there is no better word than ecstatic to describe how I felt. Immediately I knew I needed to do my homework on the designers featured while also dealing with the nearly impossible task of finding the right outfit to wear.

When I arrived, I did not quite know what to expect. My experience exceeded expectations as I fully divulged myself into the Phoenix Fashion culture and immersed myself in all the different collections that event had to offer.

The opening collection by Theo Doro set to the tune of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” led me into a fashion Oz with enthralling and enchanting looks. Each collection dazzled with a new personality and theme completely different from the last.


Photo Courtesy of @Theo_Doro_Fairyland on Instagram

The show jumped from the youthful quirkiness of Odd Bird Designs, to the homage of their respective cultures in the designs of the EnnYe Collection and Nahuala, to intricate accessories and headpieces meant to mirror coral reefs of the ocean in the Farah Abu.

Photo Courtesy of @Ennye_Collection on Instagram

My personal favorite collection of the night was the exquisite detail and precision in the work of Phoenix area locals Brothers Tailors. Their collection involved a mix of both female and male models in extremely fitted dresses and suits that felt the most modern and relaxed out of all the collections.

Where my night and Joanne Snodgrass’s night differed was her level of stress that night. It was understandably due to the extreme amounts of hard work that she and every other designer put into their collections.

The final word that I would use to describe my night would be inspirational. The hard work that every designer put into their collections instilled a craving in me for more fashion.

Even though the event lasted well over two hours, the time went by too fast because I was mesmerized by all the looks that I saw that night. Fashion is meant to inspire. Not only by the end of the night did I feel inspired, but I left with a brand-new perspective on what it means to eat, live, and dream fashion.

 

Link to original article by thechicdaily.com