Phx Fashion Week: Shop Garment District Show

    Last week was Phoenix Fashion Week’s Shop Garment District Show. The event, which took place at the elegant Palomar Hotel is Downtown Phoenix, was another showcase for the top 13 emerging designers. Before the runway show, guests had an opportunity to meet the designers and shop their collections. Though the event was smaller than the Emerging Designer & Top 40 Model Announcements that took place in June, the enthusiasm and support for these designers and models was just as strong. The runway show was a testament to how much these designers have grown in just a few months. Each designer got to present 4 outfits. Some of theses designers even got to work with leading local stylists Audree Kate, Jenesis Laforcarde, Nuvia Magdahi, and Jackie Marin. The collections that stood out to me the most were Hues of Ego, Arae, and Michi Kinitwear. In fact, Hues of Ego seemed to be a crowd favorite that night. The designs from these brands looked complete and high quality. Hues of Ego pulled off a pinkish lace jumpsuit that look both elegant and wearable. I especially liked the sparkly ornament hanging down the model’s back. I also appreciated how the stylists […]

The Importance of a Stylist

In the beginning, it’s common for photographers to wear multiple hats. For my first fashion shoot, I played stylist and photographer. Though I pulled it off, it was stressful finding clothes and matching them with the right accessories. Even though I love fashion, my jeans and t-shirt style made me feel a little out of my element. Needless to say, the shoot gave me a greater appreciation for stylists. There is so much that goes into creating a great fashion shoot. Lighting and camera equipment aside, there’s the selection of clothing, accessories, makeup, and hair. Every decision creates a nuance in the entire look. In a fashion editorial there are multiple outfits. Every outfit has to have it’s own look but also fit into a greater theme. This is no easy feat. Creating different looks while maintaining continuity is harder than it sounds. Stylists deserve a lot of credit. Last week I attended the Spring into Style event, hosted by Phoenix Fashion Week. The breadth of talent confirmed that Phoenix’s fashion community is only getting stronger. Six local stylists, which included Vanessa Gonzales, Nuvia Magdahi, Audree Lopez, Jenesis Laforcarde, Timothy Boado, and Jackie Marin, presented their interpretation on various themes. […]