Shop Garment District: Friday, August 3rd

 

 

Phoenix Fashion Week is hosting their annual Designer Fashion Show + Shop Garment District

When:  Friday, August 3rd at 7pm

Where: Moxy Hotel Tempe, 1333 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Time:  Doors open to the public at 7pm for Garment District shopping and a meet and greet with the designers.
Seating for the fashion show will begin at 8:30 pm.

Get a preview of the collections that will be shown at Phoenix Fashion Week 2018 in October as well as Arizona’s TOP 40 Models competing for ‘Model of the Year.’.

Tickets are $35 for fashionista seats (rows 3 and 4), $50 for Couture seats (row 2) and $70 for VIP front row seats.

For more information and tickets – www.SGD2018.eventbrite.com

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!

www.phxfw2018.eventbrite.com

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.

TUNE-IN NOW!

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.”

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