In the world of fashion...there are major highlights every year that dedicated fashionistas look forward to. The new spring season collection releases through runway shows in the major hot spots are definitely on everyone's fashion schedule. We are getting ready for a riveting week of fashion beginning on October 1, 2013. And so the count down begins.
For the next 14 days, as we count down to what rocks the world of fashion in Arizona, we will focus on the the talent of the emerging designers and their designs styles for this year which are definitely trendsetting and standout. First we would like to recap the first major view of the runway for the emerging designers which takes us back to the August 9th event. ************************************************
You know that feeling of anxiety and giddiness you have when you experience something for the first time and you know it’s so incredible you have no way to describe it or stop the awesome feeling that comes with it…Phoenix Fashion Week and Studio 3D delivered this experience on Friday, August 9th as they presented "Shop Garment District Fashion Show". If you have ever been to the Village or Soho in New York, you would be able to relate. Studio 3D was electric and compounded with intensity from all sides of fashion, runway, culture, and vibe. And the vibe was strong.
The Studio 3D house was full as many have already reported and flowing with curiosity as well as observations by the fashion newbies in the crowd and the experienced fashionistas that breathe fashion; there are a few of us (total understatement)!! What Phoenix Fashion Week has created is a lifestyle view of fashion that reaches many demographics. It was evident the emerging designers followed their leader in guidance and representation and approached the runway with fiery gusto. Each designer demonstrated their capability to bring their creations to life in such a manner that you felt part of “The Emerging Designer Experiment” (coined phrase by PHXFW) at a visceral level.
In format and structure, I love the Phoenix Fashion Week presentation of runway as you are completely engaged as you see the dancing of the fabrics, the movements of the models, and the explosion of artistic colors and blends from each of the designers. This event was no exception in the quality and class of this continually developing edgy fashion organization. Each of the emerging designers has a specific focus and niche by what they create. Here’s a brief recap of each of the designers:
- Dolcessa – from Las
Vegas, NV a place I like to call my second home, they bring the
swimwear to shape you sexy. The vibrant color blends with the sleek
cuts, embellishments and styling make their designs a must have for
summer and tropical weather fun.
- Doux Belle –
Vintage, vintage, vintage…did someone say the “roaring 20s” or
“The Great Gatsby”…fringe with the classic and sophisticated
styling make these designs a favorite go to for themed and standout
formal wear. The designs exude elegance at many levels. Enjoy this
while you can.
- D.p.c by Dora Yim
– classic lines and exquisite tailoring…every professional woman
should consider this clothing line when you want to control the
boardroom or you are the BOSS. These are uniquely styled and will
stand the test of time with color compatibility that will extend the
coordination of these pieces.
- Herbert Victoria
– The infusion of culture and innovation in the line is
complimented by the use of bold lines and shapes as well as warm and
cool colors coordinated in fashion that almost looks like it's
telling a story. The western influence is evident and the flexible
styling of the designs makes this an attractive and forward thinking
- Ja’ire – understands
the lines required to accentuate the shapes and the necessary
elegance and celebrity that anyone would need as their designs
represent the inner and outer beauty of those fortunate enough to
take on the persona developed into the styles of Ja'ire. The sexy
and classy are readily evident in the designs shared so far.
- Linden – form
fitting simple cuts that flatter the figure with unique styles that
use innovation and often recycled materials; you won't find these
artistic pieces just anywhere. Inspired pieces and their
coordination is a given as you can't go wrong with this chic line.
- Loin Cloth – hip,
cool, vibe for all types of individuals that dream and are
ambitious. With the selection of comfort wear for the active and
driven person you can be sure to find something that fits your
fancy...the focus is on quality and offers the person who wants to
have fun in life that chance when you put on one of their shirts or
- Medium Apparel –
borderless and global urban streetwear, need I say more. Attention
to detail, quality and the creative word play in the messaging of
the clothing makes this an unforgettable line. If you want to say
it with clothing, no reason to go further, they got your number.
- Michelle Herbert –
they are a favorite of an past emerging designer from last year and
they truly represent visions of couture art and concepts that
combine romance and elegance with details that cannot be duplicated.
Every piece is artistic and requires recognition for the feelings
they erupt as you experience their line.
- Proverbs by Efua –
fashion for a cause...forward thinking creators towards making a
difference to help end human trafficking. The dresses and scarves
carry with them elegant simplicity that makes these designs
adaptable from day to night and from business to fun just by adding
accessories and complimentary pieces. Their message is clear and is
for the conscious buyer.
Gentry – Urban chic with styles of vintage, Victorian and
added embellishments make for a finely cut line. The highlights
include the softer edges of dress designs and coordinating the
unique styles. They definitely represent mastery of cloth and
layered styles well.
- Trang Nguyen – Sleek
silhouettes and chiffon are the signature for these designs. Classy
and modern represent the styles that inspire luxurious lifestyles.
Floral accessories also accentuate the line uniquely so you see
elegance from head to toe.