By: Riley Anderson
Last weekend I had an experience I have dreamt of since I was little. I went to my very first fashion show! It was everything I had imagined to be and so much more. Ever since I was little, I have always loved watching fashion shows and learning about styling tips and tricks. Fashion has been such a fun part of my life, so I was beyond excited when I found out I was going. I was able to attend the show because of this blog and I am so thankful I got the opportunity to go.
The show was located at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. As I walked in, I immediately noticed constant flashing lights and people streaming everywhere. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a red carpet and a stream of photographers. It was super cool to get a 30 second feeling of fame as I walked down it. After all the photo sessions, I walked around to all the tables of clothes and accessories. There were tons of different looks from street style, to African chic, to hair and beauty products, and even mens fashion.
Once the pre-show lights and cameras finished, it was time for the show to begin. I was squirming in my seat with excitement. The first set designers presented clothes for a more casual, everyday look. These designs were all very unique but meant for everyday fashion. My favorite collection was by Molly Kate Cline because all her clothing is sustainable. This means her fabrics are environmentally safe and can be recycled easily. For me, the most unique collection from the first half was the collection Sisi Aduke. This is a brand that encourages beauty in color. They provide beautiful African designs with a modern sense of style.
For the second half of the show, the designers presented clothing that was more glamorous and not everyday attire. One of my absolute favorites was the For the Stars collection by Jacob . This brand was full of sparkles and crazy studs. I enjoyed this collection because there were matching patterns for both men and women, and the models looked coordinated walking together. This designer has also been worn by many famous people, hence the name For the Stars. But, the most exciting part of the night was when Svetik’s Haute Couture (pictured bottom right) walked the stage. They designed some of the most unique and beautiful wedding dresses I’ve ever seen. They are also located right here in Phoenix!
My first fashion show experience was beyond fun. It was really cool to see the new trends people create every day. If you ever get a chance to attend a local show, I would definitely recommend. You never know who you may run into or what opportunities can come from it.
Picture courtesy of the @phxfashionweek Instagram stories. Go check out their videos and pictures for more chic collections and behind the scenes.
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