PHXFW Announces the Official 2012 Established Designer Lineup
After the exciting announcement of Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort’s official Emerging Designer lineup, the Official Phoenix Fashion Week Established Designer lineup promises to be just as impressive. The 14 established designers at Phoenix Fashion Week are: Kent Denim, Mabella Chic, Davinci, Café Bleu, Mariska, JOI by Jewel Oribe, Madison Park Collective, Jean Paul Jeune, Silvia Bours, SJ Couture, Bel Kazan, Enzoani, Elevee and Furne One.
THURSDAY October 4th
This brand is a full menswear collection with its core product revolving around denim, featuring uniquely delicious concepts in fashion that are bold, creative, original and unconventional. Based out of Los Angeles, designer and founder Noah Landis started the collection a few years ago to pursue his passion for making quality jeans, featuring a lot of vintage washing and distressing to give them truly authentic looking details.
Former PHXFW Emerging Designer, Mabel of Mabella Chic created this clothing line to inspire women to feel confident and walk with a purpose by expressing whom they really are. At fashion week on Thursday, guests should expect to see a collection designed for women that are constantly on the go and enjoy the social life. The bright vibrant colors and fun fabrics will make a woman feel good and sexy.
“Being an emerging designer for Phoenix Fashion week in 2011 and returning as an established designer for the 8th Annual means Mabella Chic brand is here to stay!”
This “NEW VINTAGE” Collection is aimed at a current, hipster customer looking for vintage looks and retro cuts. Based out of Los Angeles, Da Vinci was originally started in 1952 in California and was one of the first brands to use celebrities for product placement, including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Most recently, Da Vinci was seen on Charlie Sheen on Two and Half Men. If you are someone who expresses your personality through your clothing and loves vintage-inspired menswear, Da Vinci is a great brand to check out during fashion week!
“We felt Phoenix Fashion Week would be a perfect opportunity to launch the “Da Vinci – New Vintage Collection” and were thrilled to have been invited to do just that,” said designer Lena Hermansson.
Created by industry veterans Vince Gonzales and Hayrettin Belli of Vizon Textiles, the brand quickly found its niche within the men’s designer shirt market. Cafebleu gives men an impeccably designed quality garment available in an array of colors to express their own style through fabrics that fit their body and lifestyle. Cafebleu focuses on design. The patterns, color combinations and stitch details create a collection that can continuously be added to your wardrobe for a little sugar that will never scorch your pocket book.
Don’t miss this incredible menswear designers’s PHXFW debut this Thursday on the runway at Talking Stick!
Maria Janossy, a Transylvanian transplant and lawyer-turned-fashion designer of the Mariska brand, has created a high-end contemporary women’s line made in downtown Los Angeles.
Mariska is inspired by the fashion of past decades, made relevant to the modern woman. Classic blazers are reinvented for the 21st century, tailored pants and jackets reveal unexpected details, tops and dresses complement one’s curves – these are timeless pieces that are mixable and matchable, cool and refined, functional and versatile.
“This will be our third Phoenix Fashion Week show. We loved our first show, and the second one exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to see what the organizers have done this time around!” Janossy said. Don’t miss the Mariska finale show on Thursday!
FRIDAY October 5th
Another Los Angeles based fashion line, JOI by Jewel Oribe is designed to encourage the philosophy of living life to the fullest and expressing one’s unique individuality. As designer Shiho Oribe explains JOI by Jewel Oribe as a collection of chic urban designs. Influenced by the trendy daily wear in the streets of LA, the line is easy and cool for an it-girl personality. With her background in Los Angeles and Japanese fashion, her lines are inspired by light elements from the two origins. The clothing merges lifestyle trends of both areas into a single design, creating a cool everyday look.
Madison Park Collective is individuality re-introduced. A highly diverse collection of fine garments, with a raw sophistication and a focused edge.
Since its launch in November 2010, Madisonpark Collective has had a vision of bringing vintage American inspired garments to the modern day world. Madisonpark’s Designer Trey Alligood III, began his career in fashion nine years ago and has garnered significant attention in the fashion industry. Madisonpark Collective can be found at Ron Herman, Atrium NYC, Bloomingdales, Saks, Nordstrom and several other stores across the U.S. and you will have the opportunity to see it live on the runway this Friday!
This dapper, sophisticated menswear fashion brand is not only a local line, based in Phoenix, AZ, but they also will be returning to Phoenix Fashion Week again as an Established Designer. Designer Rez Ghayour believes “colors and designs are the hobbies of fashion but its job is to cover our bodies.”
Whether you are looking to revamp your career wardrobe or want to experiment with trendy menswear pieces, Jean Paul Jeune has a look for you. Don’t miss their runway show this Friday on the PHXFW runway!
Last year’s PHXFW Emerging Designer crowd favorite, Silvia Bours looks to add some drama to the runway this year when she debuts her newest collection on Friday as an Established Designer! Based out of Sonora. Mexico, the line features one-of-a-kind pieces of art that are theatrical and sweet, but always feminine.
Chosen as Zappo.com’s featured designer on last year’s Holiday iPad app, Bours promises a glitzy collection that will surely create a blogging frenzy and media buzz.
Silvia Bours will be the finale show on Friday evening at Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort.
SATURDAY October 6th
Designer Jeanne Hankerson began SJ Couture in 2009 and creates original high-quality wedding gowns for today’s woman. Based out of Phoenix, Hankerson was actually the Emerging Designer of the Year in 2010 and has been building a successful brand ever since. “After winning emerging designer in 2010, it seemed a natural fit to continue on the established runway, and this will be our second appearance as an established designer.”
Hankerson takes inspiration from her dreams, the past, as inspiration can strike at any time. Look for her swoon-inducing garments on the runway Saturday evening!
This Los Angeles-based designer will feature a collection with original prints drawing inspiration from the colors and patterns of nature and from traditional Balinese textiles. Designer Bel Kazan infused each piece with the artisanal heritage of Bali, with each garment hand printed and screened.
“My signature jersey is loved for its buttery feel and coveted styles: It’s universally flattering, elegant, versatile and comfortable. BEL KAZAN gives back to the culture and people that give it its beauty via living wages, flexible work environments and open- air factories.” Kazan said. Look for this inspiring designer on the runway this Saturday!
Providing brides with chic gowns that don’t falter on fit or finish, Enzoani is another amazing Los Angeles designer with a unique vision. Enzoani was introduced in 2005 with the launch of their flagship bridal collection, Enzoani. Enzoani and its designer Kang Chun Lin has since introduced 3 additional bridal divisions, a special occasion line, a prom line, and a shoe line. The vision has always been to establish a company that was innovative and not afraid to challenge industry standards. Enzoani is deeply rooted in bridal but continues to introduce new product lines that help reach new creative goals and to establish the company as a lifestyle brand.
Elevee is a luxury brand that has been creating custom hand tailored wardrobes for high profile executives, professional athletes, and celebrity elite, for over a decade. Elevee is a completely vertical company that manufactures, designs, and styles in the U.S.A. Elevee’s hand tailored, custom wardrobes are designed exclusively to fit each client’s lifestyle from causal to formal. Elevee infuses the expertise of their design team, the craftsmanship of their Master Tailors and the finest fabrics in the world with your personal style and comfort level in mind. They understand the impact of being impeccably dressed and the necessity to establish each client’s own unique image and brand. Elevee’s old world approach and new age design offers a distinct look that redefines style.
If you are loving the dapper trend right now, looking for a sophisticated wardrobe or even a menswear blogger, give Elevee a look on Saturday!
A regular on the catwalk at international fashion weeks including London, Dubai, Los Angeles and Miami, this designer is certainly making a big impression in the fashion industry here since opening boutiques in Los Angeles, especially among celebrities and fashion elite. Celebrities who can be seen wearing Furne’s creations include supermodel Heidi Klum, singing sensations Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Shakira and many more.
“This 31-piece collection we are bringing this year consists of celebrity iconic pieces as well as favorites from each past collection that are also favorites among published editorials and press,” One said.
Don’t miss this showstopping established designer lineup when they hit the runway this Thursday-Saturday at Phoenix Fashion Week! For tickets, click HERE.
Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week
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