Phoenix Fashion Week
In its eighth year, Phoenix Fashion Week has assembled a robust lineup of all things fashion – runway shows, shopping, a modeling contest, workshops and more. The four-day Oct. 3 to Oct. 6 event will be held primarily at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.
Led by an 11-person team dedicated to the continuing success of the event and showcasing emerging talent as well as world-famous designers, the week also is dedicated to “fashionable humanity,” benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Phoenix with its Fashionably Pink celebrity runway show. The show kicks off the event Oct. 3 with each designer creating one outfit inspired by the color pink. More than 30 celebrities and local breast cancer survivors will wear the apparel on the runway.
Gown from emerging designer Sew Twisted Designs, Vail, Ariz.
Dubai designer Furne One – Amato Haute Couture, who has dressed stars that include Katy Perry, Beyonce and more, will provide the Fashionably Pink finale dress. This opening night show will be held at the Musical Instrument Museum.
Oct. 4 through Oct. 6 events will be held at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Each evening will feature nine fashion shows. Guests will also be able to visit the Style Villa in the lower atrium courtyard inside the resort, which opens at 5 p.m. each night and features booth vendors, including emerging and established designers as well as local boutiques and an assortment of stylish brands. Style Villa is open to the public.
At top, left, Katy Perry wears a crystal-studded black and silver design by Furne One, accented by broken vinyl records with a matching Swarovski-embellished headpiece. Right, gown by emerging designer Natalia of Italia Rocks Couture.