Fabulous Designer: Quinlan Wilhite

Each week we will be highlighting one of the fabulous emerging designers from Phoenix Fashion Week 2017. This week, meet fashion designer Quinlan Wilhit, the Founder and Designer for QMULATIVE – “vanguard wares for the urban individual.”

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

First fashion job: My brand; it challenges me everyday and I absolutely love what I’m doing/creating!

When did you know you had a passion for fashion: the very first day my grandma taught me how to sew (Spring ’13)!

Person who has impacted your life the most: my parents: their unwavering support, guidance, and wisdom!

Your biggest fashion accomplishment in your eyes: Definitely being selected as 1 of 15 Phoenix Fashion Week emerging designers! This is such a pivotal step and amazing opportunity to bring my ideas to fruition!

The biggest obstacle you have overcome: self-doubt

A Designer who inspires you: Ronnie Fieg of KITH; his consistency proves itself over&over and he’s pushing boundaries (incorporating architecture into his line/movement, for example).

Favorite quote: “to wish anyone anything but the best is a waste of energy!” –Levi Maestro

Advice to someone pursuing a career in fashion as a designer: become and remain an avid student of the industry + provide value!

Favorite piece you have ever designed:


For more information about QMULATIVE, visit qmulative.blogspot.com.

If you would like to attend Phoenix Fashion Week 2017, you can purchase tickets here: bit.ly/PHXFW2017FABAZ. Use promo code FABAZ for a $20 gift card good towards any seat (not applicable towards standing room tickets).

One Comment

  1. Eleonor Leon

    Go Q! Keep moving up, up, + up!

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