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Phoenix Fashion Week 2011

Snapshot: Phoenix Fashion Week 2011

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.

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[stextbox id=”grey”]Want to see more photos from Phoenix Fashion Week 2011? Visit Scottsdale Living’s website, where you’ll also find recaps of Thursday and Saturday nights’ runway shows.[/stextbox]

Phoenix Fashion Week 2011

Phoenix Fashion Week 2011: Saturday Night Recap

Bravo, Brian Hill; Phoenix Fashion Week 2011 was spectacular this year, making Talking Stick Resort the place to be this past weekend. And Saturday night rounded out the weekend with fabulous head-turning fashion and show-stopping pieces from both local and nationally-acclaimed designers. Even the new face of Prada’s fall 2011 campaign was present, Kelly Mittendorf, who, just one year ago, walked the Phoenix Fashion Week runway.

Saturday night’s runway show spotlighted established designers, including Stop Staring! Clothing, Joy Li, Mariska, Michelle Jonas and Blaque Label. Stop Staring! was a personal favorite of mine. This line is made for women who want to embrace and show off their curves with these 1940’s- and ’50s-inspired vintage dresses. What caught my eye were the stockings, embellished with playful prints and designs.

Joy Li‘s line is inspired by her mantra, “Less is More,” as she revealed in the brief video interview, which aired prior to her runway reveal. Her designs had a modern, edgy vibe, with combat boots paired with silk, lace and furs — fashion that “projects inner strength, beauty and confidence.”

The high-end, contemporary women’s line Mariska, from downtown Los Angeles, really took us back in time with psychedelic prints, as models stomped down the runway to the Cher hit blasting from the speakers.

Michelle Jonas Travelwear was next in line with a premium resort wear line, catering to travelers who want to be comfortable and sexy, emphasizing their silhouettes. And lastly was Blaque Label, which won the Outstanding Brand Award 2011, due to its unique vision, trendy, high-fashion designs, as well as its ability to exhibit constant improvement and consistency. Blaque Label was an audience favorite — and rightfully so considering the collection is worn by celebs, including Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kourtney Kardashian and Demi Lovato, to name a few.

And let’s not forget about the emerging designers, including Arizona-based HourGlass Apparel, which, you guessed it, is a clothing line of hourglass apparel; Joli Richard, from Texas, a modern take on old Hollywood glam; Ohio’s Jones Select, a contemporary line for men; and Sylvia Bours from Mexico, for those women looking for something unique.

Thanks for an incredible weekend of fashion, wine and networking, Phoenix Fashion Week team!

Take a look at some of the designs from Phoenix Fashion Week 2011’s Saturday night runway show:

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Photos by Cory Bergquist

Check out our Thursday night recap, and click through the photo gallery, too.

Phoenix Fashion Week 2011

Phoenix Fashion Week 2011: Thursday Night Recap

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.

For more information about Phoenix Fashion Week, visit phoenixfashionweek.com.

View photos from last night’s event:

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Photos by Cory Bergquist

Want to know which designers are sending the models stomping down the runway tonight?

Here’s the agenda:

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. “Get Discovered” Happy Hour
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Style Villa: Shopping Marketplace
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Red Carpet
7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Designer Runway Shows:
SJ Couture
Evan Golf
Carroll Shelby Collection
Blaque Market
Alana Hale
Black Russian Label
10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Emerging Designer Shows:
Blue Bird Denim
INDI Apparel
Mabella Chic
10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. After Party presented by:
Fashion Arizona Meet Up
14th floor, Degree 270