Emerging Designer Bootcamp

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 Phoenix Fashion Week.

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 2023 Emerging Designer winner: PASTICHE La FEMME by Amber & Antonio Hall from Coolidge, AZ

Congratulations to the 2022 Emerging Designer winner: RED BERRY WOMAN by Norma Baker-Flying Horse, South Dakota

Congratulations to the 2020 Emerging Designer winner: KEITH ENGLISH by Karina English from Scottsdale, AZ


  • Identify & Monetize Your Ideal Customer
  • Build the Perfect Brand Message
  • Write Your Own Press Releases
  • Fashionable Social Media
  • Retail Math For Profit
  • Look Books & Line Sheets
  • Pop-Up Shops & Trunk Sales Digital / Live
  • Effective Marketing Plan
  • Sell Big To Buyers
  • Retail Ready, Prep-Pack-Ship
  • Controlling Expenses
  • Brand & Social Impact
  • Want to run a better brand? START HERE