Photo via AZ Eco Fashion Week Instagram Maggie Driver of Urbanite Runway moderated a panel for AZ Eco Fashion Week featuring local fashion leaders. The panel’s purpose was to highlight the work of each panelist in their contributions toward moving sustainability forward in their respective communities/fields and to educate and raise awareness for fashion consumers about the […]
Photo Courtesy- Claudio Montesano Casillas Claudio Montesano Casillas is a director and producer for Beyond the Label, a documentary in the works that is aiming to provide solutions to the global problem of fast fashion and overseas clothing manufacturing. Beyond the Label started as a Kickstarter campaign, with Casillas aiming to raise money in order […]
Urbanite Runway interviewed Berlin based fashion designer Christine Mayer about her design process, the upcycling workshops she teaches, and why it is important to make old clothes new again. Christine’s interview is one of many that Urbanite Runway conducts for a yearly series in honor of Fashion Revolution Week.
Urbanite Runway spoke with Phoenix based artist Nancy Pendleton in this video interview about her personal style and how fashion has influenced her art.
Screenshots taken from the Agent Inc. mobile app Linda Higgins, a model, went to a test photoshoot to build her portfolio one day. When she arrived, the photographer threw a little silk scarf at her and said, “this is your outfit.” At that moment, Higgins was forced into an uncomfortable situation. Walk away or […]
Photo © Ye Rin Mok Jen Wang is a cartoonist, illustrator, and the author of the graphic novel, “The Prince and the Dressmaker.” The book is available for purchase on February 13, 2018. UR: Give our readers a short synopsis of “The Prince and the Dressmaker.” JW: “The Prince and the Dressmaker” is about a […]
Photo Courtesy of Rawa Awad. (Model pictured. Photo cropped for proper positioning.) Photo Credit to Jim Hesterman. Rawa Awad is the CEO and creative director of Ethár Collection, a luxury modest formal wear line based in Arizona. UR: Walk our readers through your journey in 2013 during Ramadan and how it lead to starting […]
(Photo Courtesy of Joan Berkman, Photo Credits to Jay Fram) There’s a big picture hanging in the office of Fran Zamler’s father of a man with piles and piles of pants stacked behind him. The man in the picture is Ben Gelber, Zamler’s great grandfather, who owned a general store called Ben Gelber and Sons, […]
Quinlan Wilhite Brand: Qmulative Quinlan Wilhite is the designer of Qmulative, a local streetwear brand, and an emerging designer in this year’s Phoenix Fashion Week Designer Bootcamp. When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Wilhite jumped at the chance to help with a specially designed t-shirt. Wilhite worked with World Care, a Tucson based organization that […]
With Arizona State University’s new Bachelors of Fashion degree officially in full swing, Urbanite Runway spoke with some of the students who will be entering the degree from other universities about their reasons for transferring (schools or majors), their goals for the school year, and more. Cora Tallman Transfer School: Mesa Community College, where […]