Apparel Design Archives

PHXFW 2014: Meet Emerging Designer Lillienne Langford

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The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet Emerging Designer Saba Iqbal

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The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet Hues of Ego

Rising local designer Natasha Duran-Lynch's background in architecture is instantly recognizable in her Scottsdale-based clothing line Hues of Ego.

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet emerging designer Misha Mendicino

Inspired through her travels around the world, Misha Mendicino's designs are simple and sophisticated with nature-inspired colors, yet comfortable enough to wear in extreme weather.

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet emerging designer Delora Fuglem of Kismit

Kismet's Delora Fuglem designs “ultrachic fashion for the fearless woman.”

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014 emerging designer State Forty Eight

Arizonan pride runs deep in State Forty Eight’s founders Michael Spangenberg and Nick and Stephen Polando. Arizona-made and founded, this line changes the way you can show your pride for Arizona through street wear that merges passion for the 48th State with forward-thinking designs and quality fabrics.

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

2014 Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designers Slideshow

Phoenix Fashion Week 2014 Emerging Designer of the Year contestants from Arizona.

Phoenix Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer of the Year is an annual contest for promising designers. This year, seven of the contestants are based in Arizona — a first for the program. Scottsdale Living invited the designers to spend an afternoon wandering through the Phoenix Art Museum. Each designer told their story in front of an… Read More →

Valley model creates sexy swimwear line for all body types

Catrina LaDell is the creative force behind Pink Moon Prophecy, a Phoenix-based swimwear company. Photo of Catrina LaDell by Party Through It Photography.

Call it cataclysmic creativity. In this case, define cataclysmic as something that “brings great changes.” In this case, a great change for the fashion industry. Pink Moon Prophecy, created by local model and swimwear designer Catrina LaDell, provides sexy, custom handmade swimwear for all body types. LaDell, using the name Cataclysm, helped hone her unique… Read More →

Wet and wild swimsuit trends with Scottsdale 16′s Jenna Wood

Scottsdale 16's Jenna Wood models a swimsuit from W Scottsdale The Store. Photo by Shavon Thompson

Summertime in the Valley means soaking up the sun, but before you take the plunge and buy a new swimsuit, hear what Scottsdale 16’s Jenna Wood says is trending this summer. The Scottsdale 16, a part of Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations, is a group of young, beautiful women in Arizona who are booked… Read More →

Arizona civil engineer designs sexy, modest swimsuits

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Summertime means sunshine and pool weather, but for many women for the thought of wearing a swimsuit is terrifying and frustrating. Arizona mother and civil engineer Lensa Kitilla suffered from back acne, also called bacne, as a teenager, which left scars. Her scars led to a feeling of embarrassment when it came to wearing traditional… Read More →

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2014

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Valentine’s Day — you either love it, hate it or (sometimes) forget it. If you have a special someone (yourself included!) to celebrate this glorious holiday, take a quick stroll through the Scottsdale Quarter. With the help of the Stephanie Ingersoll, who knows the Quarter better than even the most dedicated shopper, Scottsdale Living has… Read More →

Freak of Nature Gym Clothes Let It All Bulge Out

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You know when you see that guy at the gym with the ripped shirt and bulging muscles that he is making a statement. Not only is the ripped shirt a fashion statement but also a way to show he is there to work and work hard. Freak of Nature is a sports and workout brand… Read More →

Arizona's First, Only Denim Manufacturer Moves into CityScape

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Denim jeans have been an American fashion staple since the 1950s. Today, most jeans are made overseas or south of the border. Unlike most jean manufacturers, though, Roman Acevedo owner of Lawless Denim is continuing to produce his product in the land of the free and home of the brave. Lawless Denim, Arizona’s first and… Read More →

W Scottsdale Launches CHILL Ice Rink

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One of the coldest nights of the season was the perfect setting for W Scottsdale to launch its CHILL ice rink. The only way to describe the transformation of the WET deck into the CHILL rink at W Scottsdale is a winter wonderland. CHILL is a 1,500-square-foot hybrid ice rink that covers the WET pool.… Read More →