A Fashion Forward Phoenix

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Since 2008, Phoenix’s Annual Fashion Week is a glamorous fashion gathering in the Southwest. Its mission is to bridge national and international designers with retailers, boutiques, fashionistas, and top fashion media globally – garnering global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. This year’s event is taking place from Oct 1 to 3 at Talking Stick Resort and will include Phoenix Fashion Week’s signature Designer of the Year competition, Business of Fashion Seminars, a Model of the Year competition and the event’s popular Style Villa shopping experience. There are 13 new and incredible emerging designers showcasing their designs alongside established designers.

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Phoenix Fashion Week is also pleased to welcome the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) as the official presenting sponsor for its ‘Business of Fashion’ Seminar Series. The sessions are dedicated to educating students in the fashion, graphic design, interior design, and entertainment industries. This year’s daily seminars will take place from 9am to 12pm, October 1st - 3rd, and the lineup is set to include engaging topics and top fashion industry expert speakers. “Phoenix Fashion Week is built on education and to have a globally recognized fashion institute like FIDM, and top speakers from around the nation come to support this mission, helps to further push Arizona, fashion forward.” said Phoenix Fashion Week Executive Director, Brian Hill.

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The Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale will serve as the stylish backdrop for three days of established and emerging designer runway shows. This year, PHXFW attendees can expect over 27 high-energy fashion shows featuring designer brands ranging from locally to internationally recognized, including stylish sounds by DJ Q, glamorous after parties, and special celebrity guests. Visit the official PHXFW website for more information on how you can attend this fashion event.

Written by Somlynn Rorie