More than 800 people arrived at The Talking Stick Resort on Thursday night for Phoenix Fashion Week, the largest attendance at the event yet. The second day of Phoenix Fashion Week featured collections from both established and new designers from Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between.
Kent Denim’s collection was both polished and classy. The jeans were wearable for all mens’ styles, ranging from business casual to everyday boot cut jeans. Some models received extra cheers from the crowd after strutting the runway in just Kent Denim designs.
Mabella Chic’s collection was everything that the socialite needs in her closet. Bright colors light up the runway in body flattering silhouettes. The collection was primarily 60s inspired mod dresses, but the flowing pants and tops created a modern feel.
Davinci’s retro inspired collection primarily featured business casual looks. The well styled outfits were all cohesive and produced a fun twist on the modern working man. Fall colors and plaid prints were very prevalent in the collection
Inspired by vintage London, Cafe Bleu’s collection was a sophisticated addition to the runway. The shirts had a flattering fit and were a new take on the classic dress shirt. Hidden evil eye buttons were on each cuff, which were enhanced by eye catching patterns.
Black and white garments with pops of red and blue dominated the looks of Mariska’s collection. From shift dresses to business attire, the collection had a wide rage throughout it. The designers incorporated a vast amount of textures, utilizing both structural and flowing fabrics.
An Arizona State Alumni, designer of Living Dreams, Michael Poulos’ collection featured playful graphic t-shirts. Quality cottons and beach inspired prints graced the canvases of the T-shirts.
Tie-died jersey was the basis of Ofra Style’s collection. The clothes had a relaxed feel, and the active ready to wear clothing could be worn by any girl on the go. Bright colors enhanced the collection and gave the basic silhouettes an eye catching quality.
Samantha Patterson’s collection was based off the concept of modesty. Patterson was able to blend stylish outfits while also remaining conservative. Movement and bright floral patterns danced across the runways as this emerging designer show cased her collection.
The versatility of the Shawl Dawls’ collection was shown throughout their show. The fabric had a water like look to it and was accented by the fringe on the garments. The shock factor of Shawl Dawls’ collection was culminated in their last look; an all white satin dress, with an elegant, lace runway training veil.
Jenna Lose and Nathalie Lopez