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Arizona Fashion Designers Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

By on September 14, 2017

  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 […]

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12 Facts We Learned from “Dressing Downtown” at the Rosson House Museum

By on June 17, 2017

The Dressing Downtown exhibit at Heritage Square‘s Rosson House Museum, holds treasures from the past.  In late May, the museum held a fashion history lecture that discussed the clothing styles featured from that era which was Arizona’s Territorial Period from 1863-1912. In the fashion lecture given by Sherri Starkey, the Dressing Downtown exhibit’s guest curator, […]

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Emphatics at Phoenix Art Museum: An Inside Look

By on November 30, 2016

The Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013 exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum, which opened on November 6th, featured the collections of modern powerhouse designers, such as Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Addezine Alaïa, and more, which originated in the Emphatics store in Pittsburgh. In a lecture on the formation of the Emphatics exhibit […]

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Phoenix Fashion Week 2016

By on October 30, 2016

Phoenix Fashion Week is a yearly event in Arizona that brings together the best of local and global talent. Designers from around Arizona and the world are chosen to participate in the many months long Emerging Designer Bootcamp and work tirelessly at growing their brand and creating a new collection to show to the audience at Phoenix Fashion Week each October. The designers […]

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Opinion

The First Monday in May Documentary

By on September 26, 2016

“Fashion can create a dream, can create a fantasy, but there might be some questions about whether fashion belongs in a museum like the Met.” Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief and Condé Nast’s Artistic Director, says this statement in a voiceover as the opening sequence of the fashion documentary, “The First Monday In May” plays out. The screen […]

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The PHXFW Shop Garment District Experience

By on August 25, 2016

Arizona’s most fashionable men and women squeezed past each other and chatted in the Moxy hotel‘s bustling conference room, which was lined wall to wall with pop up boutique shopping spaces from each of Phoenix Fashion Week‘s fourteen emerging designers. Shoppers admired clothes off the racks and tried on garments, shoes, and accessories, all in anticipation […]

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