Street Style with Phoenix Fashion Week: Emerging Designers Announcement at MIM 6/17

Sunset View from MIM

The 10 new emerging designers selected for Phoenix Fashion Week 2011 were finally revealed last Friday night at the Fashion Arizona Meet-up event, held at the Musical Instrument   Museum (MIM).  The emerging designers are: Anna Friss of Blue Bird Denim, Trenell Floyd and Monyca Cordova of Deeds of Love, Will Chandler of Dejamone,  Joli’ Richard of Diary of Joli, Latonya Adkins of HourGlass Apparel, Gary Jones of Jones Select, Mabel Cortez of Mabella Chic, Diana Lopez of Indi, Sebastien Millon, and Silvia Bours. Along with the exciting announcement was an exclusive sneak preview of their collections. The designs, however, were not the only trendy  ones that night… a full house of chic attendees impressed Phoenix Fashion Week’s Media Team as well.

Emerging Designer Mabel Cortez

Wearing: Mabella Chic dress and belt, Jessica Simpson earrings, Anna Michelle pumps

Emerging Designer Trenell Floyd

Wearing: Deeds of Love t-shirt, Pepe jeans, Reebok shoes, Kenneth Cole sunglasses, Guess watch

Emerging Designer Monyca Cordova

Wearing: Vintage dress, Fashion District necklace, Aldo pumps

Emerging Designer Will Chandler

Wearing: New York Yankees hat, Polo shirt, Dejamone shorts, Nike Air Flight 89 shoes, Mossimo watch

Emerging Designer Joli’ Richard

Wearing: BCBG blouse, Diary of Joli skirt, Christian Dior pumps, assortment of key necklaces and cuffs

Emerging Designer Anna Friss

Wearing: Everything from indie boutiques and her travels, bracelet from her grandfather

Emerging Designer Latonya Adkins

Wearing: HourGlass Apparel dress

Emerging Designer Gary Jones

Wearing: Jones Select suit and bowtie, Guess shoes, Diesel watch

Melissa Wiehl, Actress

Wearing: Forever21 romper, Charlotte Russe clutch, Fioni pumps, Love Couture bracelet

Martin Valadez, Florist

Wearing:   Forever21 shirt and oxfords, H&M pants and bowtie

*Designers Diana Lopez of inDi , Sebastien Millon and Silvia Bours were not present at the announcement event due to international travels.

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Article by Thuy An Bui, Pictures by Stella Crowl, for Phoenix Fashion Week”

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    • Stacia
    • June 22nd, 2011

    I am so excited to see the new fashion line from Mabellachic! Its clothing that every women will love to wear.

    • Stacia, we too are very excited to havre the Mabellachic collection on board! Team PHXFW

    • jolirichard
    • June 21st, 2011

    What an awesome opportunity. Its only going to get better! #Joliapproved #Top10

    • andres medina
    • June 21st, 2011

    Thats really dope Trannel #deedsofloverising!!

    • Andres, thanks for spending time on our blog. Trannel & his Deeds of Love are set to explode this year! Team PHXFW

  1. I am loving this exposure! I feel famous now! Good looking out Phoenix Fashion Week! Looking forward to coming back

    • Thanks for the positive energy! Go out there and make your brand succeed now! Team PHXFW

  2. Loved this event… Great Blog post. check out The House of Wade Lee’s Emerging Designer Announcement video at youtube/thehouseofwadelee 🙂

  3. Olunife, we missed our Style Leader at the event, but your style team did an amazing job! Thanks, Team PHXFW

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