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Phoenix Fashion Week
April 15 - April 16$50.00
Phoenix Fashion Week, the Valley’s leading authority on fashion, hosts its annual series of more than 20 runway shows, April 15 to April 16, at Chateau Luxe in North Phoenix. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. with pop-up shops and fashionable networking until 10 p.m.
The two-day event celebrates the conclusion of a rigorous emerging designer Bootcamp, led by the executive director of Phoenix Fashion Week, Brian Hill, in which four hand-selected designers from around the nation have been preparing to launch their collections at Phoenix Fashion Week and beyond.
This year’s schedule builds on the success of past years including former Phoenix Fashion Week Bootcamp participants returning as established designers. Such as JC Donaldson of Phoenix-based menswear label, House of Donaldson.
Among notable experiences is the Little Black Dress Challenge in which Phoenix Fashion Week partnered with Goodwill of Central Arizona. Open to the public, the challenge calls on designers to try their hand at up-cycled fashion by utilizing their neighborhood Goodwill clothing and competing for the chance to have their design featured on the runway Friday, April 15th. Phoenix Fashion Week’s natural evolution to offering more sustainability in fashion, led to the Mayor of the City of Phoenix, Kate Gallego proclaiming August 22 Sustainable Fashion Day. This distinguished honor inspired the first-ever Phoenix Fashion Week Green Carpet, launched in 2019.
Each morning from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the two-day event will include a variety of fashion and business-focused seminars sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education and taught by industry experts, offering insight and real take-a-way tools on how to launch, market, and successfully run a fashion business long-term. This year’s line-up of seminars will be led by Arizona fashion brand success story, Mike Spangenberg of State Forty-Eight, and Director of Education, Alison Callaway.
On Saturday, April 16, Phoenix Fashion Week will award both ‘Designer of the Year’ and ‘Model of the Year’ Male and Female. The two winning models will each receive full modeling contracts from industry leader, Agency Arizona, successfully launching their careers. Also, that evening, Hill and the Phoenix Fashion Week team will announce ‘Designer of the Year’ and a $10,000 prize package comprised of goods and services to ensure long-term brand success for the winning designer.
In addition to the fabulous designer runway shows, guests will enjoy an elevated experience that includes the new Chateau Luxe VIP champagne lounge, featuring gourmet hors d’oeuvres by a two-time award-winning private chef, Will Turner. This new experience includes a VIP Front Row seat, coveted swag bag filled with fashionable goodies, red-carpet experience, exclusive access to designer pop-up shopping in the Style Villa Marketplace, designer meet and greets, live music, high energy performances, and more.
Tickets are required to attend Phoenix Fashion Week at Chateau Luxe and range from $50 GA to $375 for VIP Front Row.
To learn more about Phoenix Fashion Week or to purchase tickets, visit phoenixfashionweek.com.