Each week we will be highlighting one of the fabulous emerging designers from Phoenix Fashion Week 2018. This week, meet MaryElizabeth Stewart, the Designer of Rockin Street Wear, a brand creating classic streetwear for the Social trendsetter.
First fashion job: Making jewelry such as personalized photo necklaces I do photography and I was putting the photos i took into necklaces.
When did you know you had a passion for fashion: I’ve always loved fashion when i was a teen thats when i first started customizing and designing my own clothes
Person who has impacted your life the most: My mom shes always encouraging me shes not just my mom shes my friend.
Your biggest fashion accomplishment in your eyes: Being selected as Phx Fashion Week Emerging Designer Im so excited and thankful to be apart of it.
The biggest obstacle you have overcome: My biggest obstacle was getting a reliable person on board to lighten the load. I now have my sister that is completely focused and passionate about growing the brand as my assistant where, before she was a student. I now have more time to focus on designs.
A designer who inspires you: Donatella Versace she is just so amazing!
Favorite quote: “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind” – Mick Jagger.
Advice to someone pursuing a career in fashion as a designer: Don’t give up
How has the Phoenix Fashion Week #DesignerBootcamp impacted your brand? The Phoenix Fashion Week #DesignerBootcamp has impacted my brand by challenging my to put my best work out there & to really keep grinding! It’s made me super excited about my designs & given me more recognition!
Favorite piece you have ever designed:
If you would like to attend Phoenix Fashion Week 2018, you can purchase tickets here: eventbrite.com. Use promo code FABAZ for a $20 gift card good towards any seat (not applicable towards standing room tickets).
Phoenix Fashion Week 2018 Emerging Designer Lineup
Thursday, Oct. 18 (Lifestyle):
Rockin Street Wear
Friday, Oct. 19 (Contemporary):
Cody Chris Collection
Saturday, Oct. 20 (Ready to Wear):
Chau Chic Designs