I had the chance to go to Phoenix Fashion Week at the Talking Stick Resort and take as many pictures as I could manage!
Getting a media pass is always fun for me. And this was no exception.
I got to dive in with the rest of the photographers at the end of the runway. Each of us positioned ourselves carefully to get the standard straight-on shot, or the slightly-angled shot from off the left or right of the runway. Many photographers brought benches and long monopods to get over the heads of everyone else.
The audience diligently took in each design as it went down the runway into the storm of flashes given off by the photographers. Loud music that ranged from popular dance jams to classic hits by the Beatles played on the speakers to keep the energy up, and everyone had a great time.
With all sorts of different styles and designs, there was something there for everyone to enjoy.
Last night, Scottsdale Living staff attended Phoenix Fashion Week 2011’s first runway show at Talking Stick Resort — which consisted of fashion suitable for a gamut of lifestyles, from lounge wear to office attire to swimwear.
Last night’s designers included Velvet Boutique, located in Chandler; Te’ Boutique, located at the Scottsdale Quarter, offering men and women’s sportswear, business and evening attire; Bilby & Moss, a sponsor of PHXFW, with a comfortable clothing line made with light fabrics and designs; Retro Brand, a line boasting that “vintage feel” and plenty of university logos and mentions, including Arizona State University Devils and the University of Arizona ‘Cats; and Veronica Brett from New York City, who designs swimwear in virtually every color, specifically for breast cancer survivors and women who have had mastectomies.
Emerging designers at last night’s Phoenix Fashion Week event included Deeds of Love, fashion that gives back; Dejamone, blending fashion design, graphic design and web design into one cohesive unit; and Sebastien Millon, a world-renowned artist who focuses his imaginative drawings on animals, kids and more.