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Each year the Phoenix Fashion Week team travels across the country (New York, Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, St. Louis, Dallas, Tucson, and Phoenix) in search of the best emerging designers to apply for our challenging 3-month emerging designer bootcamp.
These curated emerging designers have the unique opportunity to strengthen their business skills in a real time curriculum taught by industry experts from NY to LA, as well as grow their brand by competing in various fashion business challenges presented to them over the 3 months leading up to fashion week in October.
With a focus on business skills that range from business planning, marketing plans, cut & sew, retail math and social media, the emerging designer bootcamp also has real time fashion challenges wrapped throughout the curriculum.
Congratulations to the 2020 Emerging Designer winner: KEITH ENGLISH by Karina English from Scottsdale, AZ.
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“Phoenix Fashion Week, after winning Lifestyle Designer-of-the-Year, has been absolutely pivotal for QMULATIVE! The PHXFW team consistently challenges me, helps develop fresh ideas, and pushes my brand to new heights – all via their ‘business of fashion’ approach! The progress I’ve made since bootcamp is undeniable.” Quinlan Wilhite | QMULATIVE
“My experience with Phoenix Fashion Week was insane! There was so much information being thrown to us from every direction: branding, marketing, advertising, networking, making a collection, tag line, brand messege, how to sell, and the list goes on. I can honestly say that every designer in the bootcamp was different, and that’s the amazing part, we were all in this together with a final goal- to have a successful fashion business.” Rachael Levine | ARAE
“My advice to all emerging designers out there is to understand your business, to get organized and apply to Phoenix Fashion Week boot camp, the best organized Fashion Week I’ve ever been a part of. Not only do you get the exposure from participating, but the PHXFW team guides you, and helps you build your business. It’s a win-win when you’re lucky enough to be selected to be part of this amazing program.” Neide Hall | Charmosa Swimwear
“This was the most organized fashion show that I’ve ever seen in my entire life! Attendees could see the effort and love, that you, Brian and the whole team have put in order to make the whole Phoenix Fashion Week event worth going to and worth remembering. There was so much attention to detail and it’s amazing. You weren’t kidding, when you say “all hands would help me out,” they all did and the dressing was so quick, it was impressive! I can’t believe I stressed out for no reason.” Farah Abu | Farah Abu
“I signed up for the Emerging Designer Bootcamp to get the marketing side of my brand established. I am amazed with all that we accomplished in four months! Bootcamp has allowed my brand to grow in directions that I couldn’t ever have thought of, but never put into practice. PHXFW equipped my business with the tools that any business in fashion needs to get off the ground. I am forever grateful for the tools, seminars and the whole production put on by the PHXFW team!! Thank you to the whole entire PHXFW Team!” Teresa Wangia | Beltshazzar Jewels
“Best thing that ever happened to me as a fashion designer! Building your fashion brand? Try it, you will thank me later!” Dorota Zglobicka | Theo Doro
“The “Designer Boot Camp” provides you with all the necessary tools to succeed and grow creatively and professionally. Make good decisions, do the work, and build a strong team around you because it takes a village in fashion! The entire PHXFW team is there to support and encourage you every step of the way.” Breanna Schoonover | Lousy Rich