This past Friday I attended Phoenix Fashion Week’s, “Emerging Designers Announcement,” at the Toni and Guy Academy in Scottsdale. The moment I walked in I could feel the excitement and energy bouncing off every person in the room and was greeted by Brian Hill himself (the Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week)…which is always an honor!

Before the announcement, I was able to chat with other stylists and fashion bloggers about the 12 new designers chosen for Phoenix Fashion Week! (Pictures shown below)

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For those of you that don’t know, Phoenix Fashion Week’s mission is to bridge the gap between national and international designers and premier retailers; their ultimate goal is to garner global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week has gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. I am lucky enough to be able to work with this AMAZING organization!

Every year Phoenix Fashion Week travels to different cities around the United States to find upcoming designers. During this time they have an application process and then from there, hand-pick 12 designers to enter the competition/boot camp. During this boot camp they learn the skills of being a business owner, marketer, designer, accountant and cheerleader for their business.

Drum roll please………….. Below are the 12 Emerging Designer Looks 2013

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Now are you officially excited for fashion week in October?! I am and I cannot wait to see who will win 2013 Emerging Designer!

Which looks are your favorite?! Can you guess mine?

Have an amazing week and Style On Peeps!


  1. Herbert Victoria
    Herbert Victoria says:

    THANKS FOR THE WRITE UP! I’m one of the designers and I’m excited to show you Phoenix my latest collection. Hope to stay in touch, thanks and manuy blessings!

  2. Ja'ire Hattley
    Ja'ire Hattley says:

    Thank you so much for the post & excellent photos representing each brand. I hope to connect with you as we get closer to the main event in October.

    Thank you,
    JA’IRE (Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer 2013)