EVENT RECAP: PHOENIX FASHION WEEK OCTOBER 1 to 4
Over 6,000 fashionistas, global brands hailing from Dubai, Philippines, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, FIDM and more, along with Mercedes Benz - the Official Automobile of PHXFW, Presented by Schumacher European LTD, Model of the Year Presented by Boots and Walgreens, and Official Hair Partner TONI & GUY, make for another successful year of fashion in the desert.
Thousands of fashionistas, industry professionals and taste makers flocked to Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort for a week of high fashion, shopping and industry expert-led seminars. With an impressive lineup of global partnerships and brands, 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.
Phoenix Fashion Week kicked off with Fashionably Pink on Wednesday, October 1st to a sold out crowd at Schumacher European LTD showroom in Phoenix, with proceeds benefiting local charity 'Don't Be a Chump! Check for a Lump!'
Mercedes Benz - the Official Automobile of PHXFW Presented by Schumacher European LTD
Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort began on Thursday, October 2nd with FIDM Debut Designers Carol Wong (left) and Tylor Leigh (right), who were fan favorites of the evening. With Wong's futuristic elements and Leigh's graphic colors and paint-splattered models, it's no surprise multiple fashion bloggers named them as some of the best collections shown during fashion week.
Finally, Phoenix Fashion Week brought in powerhouse finale designers to close each night of fashion shows, including Thursday's Albert Andrada, Friday's Aris Pico (top) and Saturday's Kenneth Harion Couture, Yen and Rocky Gathercole
Monster Products took to the PHXFW runway for the first time during the Dolcessa Swimwear show on Friday evening, styling several models in their celeb-favorite Monster Diamondz Headphones.
The Style Villa Marketplace was a "hot spot" this year, powered by T-Mobile and featuring the latest Samsung devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4, Samsung Galaxy Note® Edge, and Samsung Gear STM.
Internationally acclaimed TONI&GUY styled the hottest runway hair as the Official Hair Partner of PHXFW 2013.
Local Emerging Designer Misha Mendicino Designs was named PHXFW's 2014 'Designer of the Year' following a close competition in the Emerging Designer Bootcamp.
Model of the Year Presenting Sponsors Boots and Walgreens announced PHXFW Top 40 models Nick and Bianca as the 2014 male and female Model of the Year Winners, who will each receive a contract with The Agency Arizona!