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JULY 2010

PHOENIX FASHION WEEK LOOKING FOR

LOCAL TALENT

July 16th, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ – Think you’ve got what it takes to be a model? Haven’t been discovered yet? Local unsigned men and women will be given the chance to participate in the leading fashion event in Arizona. It’s Phoenix Fashion Week’s mission to shed more light on the talent that we have in the Valley. That is why the creators of the event will be hosting a casting for the top undiscovered models in the area. A total of 30 fresh faces, 10 men and 20 women will be selected to walk down the runway, during the “Emerging Designers” contest-show, October 7th-9th, 2010. “We are showcasing the next generation of models,” said Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.

The casting call will be held on Monday, July 19th at MYST Night Club located at 7340 E. Shoeman Ln. in Scottsdale. Models should arrive between 6PM and 9PM.

Female model requirements include: (without shoes) minimum height of 5’8″, size 0 to 4, and mature models are welcome. Women must bring 3″ heels and skinny jeans and a tank top would be perfect. If not, please wear something form fitting.

Male model requirements: must be attractive, slender muscular tone, and (without shoes) minimum of 5’10”. Men should also arrive in slim jeans/pants and slim shirt. All models must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Participants under 18yrs. of age must have a parent or legal guardian present. (We willbe measuring all applicants’ height, so please do not attend if you do not meet the height requirement.)

Before arriving at the casting call participants should make sure they have two photos, one full body and one head shot, along with their measurements and contact information attached on the back.

Professional photos are not required. Those who have previous modeling experience should bring a resume listing all prior experience and a portfolio. Previous experience is not necessary, so do not be intimidated; the casting call intends to find the top undiscovered models in the area.

Models: have your runway walk ready and do not miss a chance to be a part of the leading fashion event in Arizona! This is a great chance to be discovered and get signed with a top agency.

Open Model Search

July 19th, 2010 6pm-9pm

Myst Nightclub

7340 East Shoeman Lane

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For more information about the model search please email celestial@phoenixfashionweek.com or press@phoenixfashionweek.com. Please make sure that you have EVERY requirement listed above to be a part of this event and bring everything listed.

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Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona. The organization’s mission is

bridging national and international designers with premier retailers and prestige fashion media. Phoenix

Fashion Week’s 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 is gaining rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the valley. For more information, log onto http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com

Myst is an 18,000 square foot, bi-level night club located in the Heart of Old Town Scottsdale 7340 East Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 for more information on events please visit http://www.mystaz.com

FEBRUARY 2010

Phoenix Fashion Week brings Green Style to the Valley

Arizona’s Premier Fashion Event

September 30th – October 2nd, 2010

February, 2010 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona’s leading fashion event, Phoenix Fashion Week will host the first ever eco-friendly fashion event in the valley. With increased global discussions about our carbon foot print, greenhouse gas emissions on the rise, man made environmental disasters in the news and the concern over depleting the earth’s resources, everyone is trying to do their part to become more environmentally friendly. Over the past few years, the fashion industry has taken note and now on September 30th, 2010, Phoenix Fashion Week goes green.

Since its foundation, Phoenix Fashion Week has stayed true in its mission to educate, inspire and nurture fashion within Arizona. This year that mission continues. Globally, there are a fast growing number of Eco friendly designers, makeup artists, manufacturers and enthusiasts.  There is a wide range of options for the environmentally conscious consumer to live a ‘fashionably green lifestyle’ – a concept not new to Phoenix Fashion Week but one that will be a major focus during this year’s event.  Throughout the line-up of more than 30 fashion designers, the eco-designers will use environmentally friendly techniques that include sustainable fabrics, safe dying inks, safe chemicals, and other natural design methods.

For this year’s event, the organization will incorporate sustainability and ‘living green’ in all aspects of the shows production. VIP’s, Eco Divas, fashionistas and paparazzi can mix and mingle in the new ECO Lounge. Featured models will be styled with organic makeup; attendees will get to walk the green carpet.  Fashion week guests should expect everything from eco-friendly apparel and accessories to recycled furniture and organic refreshments. “It’s our 6th Anniversary and as a brand we strive be on the forefront of all things fashionable. What these designers and companies are doing to help the environment just makes sense. Several of our Phoenix Fashion Week team members have been dedicated to green initiatives and sustainability for sometime. To us being green is more than just a color – it’s a lifestyle. Come September 2010, green will be the new black!” said Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.

Brands, products, and services that would like to participate in Phoenix Fashion Week and its green initiatives please can contact Phoenix Fashion Week: info@phoenixfashionweek.com.

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona.  The organization’s mission is bridging national and international designers with premier retailers and prestige fashion media. Phoenix Fashion Week’s 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 is gaining rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the valley. For more information, log onto www.phoenixfashionweek.com

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AUGUST 2009

Phoenix Fashion Week

And Fashion Business Inc.:

Apparel for Success – “The Workshop”

A Comprehensive Fashion Business Seminar

Phoenix, AZ August, 2009 – Adding to its string of innovative fashion industry events, Phoenix Fashion Week in conjunction with Fashion Business Incorporated, will be continuing Apparel for Success – “The Workshop” on October 24, 2009 at the Hotel Valley Ho.  Apparel for Success is a comprehensive fashion industry seminar series, aimed at educating burgeoning fashion business leaders, designers, retailers, design students and anyone interested in launching or growing a fashion business.

Apparel for Success will feature fashion industry experts: Frances Harder – Founder of Fashion Business Inc. and author of “Fashion for Profit.”  “In times like these if you have a creative idea and you are willing to work smart and hard, your opportunities will be unlimited,” says Ms. Harder.  Dana Fried – Managing Partner of Delphic Consulting Group, says “This apparel workshop will prepare you to work smart in a very competitive industry.”  The workshop will be moderated by Brian Hill – Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.

The one-day (8 hour) workshop will delve into core fashion business basics such as: transforming creative ideas into a legitimate business, appropriate licensing, legalities in business set-up, determining funding and financing needs by creating a sound and practical business plan.  This workshop will also show how to get samples made, how to find the right manufacturer and protecting intellectual property.  Other topics include how to determine pricing, while ensuring profitability and finally covering the facts about trade shows and their benefits.  Attendees will also gain knowledge on sales, marketing, branding, maintaining cash flow during tough economic times, and appropriate budget allocation to ensure successful growth for any fashion business.

“Seminars such as Apparel for Success work to develop Arizona’s fashion industry from the bottom up” Says Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.  “We strive to produce meaningful programs that educate and nurture fashion business personnel with a goal of funneling commerce back into our community and developing sound and stable fashion businesses throughout Arizona.”

The second Apparel for Success – Workshop will take place at the Hotel Valley Ho in old town Scottsdale on Saturday October 24, 2009 from 9am-5pm.  Cost $225 for students and early bird. To register www.fashionbizinc.org.

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona.  The organization’s mission is bridging national and international designers with premier retailers and prestige fashion media.  Phoenix Fashion Week’s ultimate goal is o garner global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry.  Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community service effort and for infusing world-class innovation into the valley.  For more information log onto www.phoenixfashionweek.com

The Fashion Business, Inc. 501 c (3), based in Los Angeles, California, provides the fashion Industry with the resources and training to turn businesses into a profitable reality.  FBI Resource Centers, along with our website and business partners, offer our members business education, technical training, sourcing, networking, marketing, and consulting services.  These services promote the success of FBI members and insure the future vibrancy of America’s fashion industry.

Delphic Consulting Group based in Seattle, Washington, provides common sense guidance and inspiration for growing companies.  Dana Fried and his Associates have vast experience in consulting to a wide spectrum of apparel businesses.  These include wholesale, retail, manufacturing and service businesses, “At Delphic we provide companies instant hands-on senior management expertise at the cost of hiring an entry-level executive.

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JULY 2009

Phoenix Fashion Turns Five

Arizona’s Premier Fashion Industry Event

Phoenix Fashion Week – Celebrates Milestone 5th Anniversary

July, 2009 AZ – Phoenix Fashion Week will don its’ most fashionable birthday suit to date when its turns 5 years old in high style in October, 2009!

Based in the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States, Phoenix Fashion Week was established in 2005 with a mission to feature talented, established and emerging fashion designers from around the globe. Quickly growing to become the leading fashion industry event in Arizona, Phoenix Fashion Week has been successful in its core goal and mission of bridging designers and buyers.

With many success stories already documented such as 7 Diamonds’ (a premiere line of men’s trendy dress shirts) entry into Nordstrom via Phoenix Fashion Week last year, this fast growing organization is moving full force to make 2009’s fashion week the best and biggest yet!

In honor of its 5th Anniversary, the first half of 2009 already boasted major additions to Phoenix Fashion Week. The organization launched its first ever “giving back” holiday initiative working with the local – Helping Hands AZ – to raise money and donate apparel and gift cards to needy families across the Valley for the holidays. The organization has launched the first in a series of Apparel for Success Workshops, a two day seminar featuring industry experts teaching the basics of launching, maintaining and growing a successful apparel business.  Phoenix Fashion Week has also contributed to television by offering advice on simple twists on every day fashions, from the style experts of Phoenix Fashion Week on Sonoran Living ABC 15 and previewing 80s comeback style on Fox 10.

Taking place October 1-3, 2009 Phoenix Fashion Week’s 5th anniversary event will be held at the famed hipster Mecca – Hotel Valley Ho. It will feature 24 established designers including four accessory designers, and 12 emerging designers that will showcase prêt-a-porter, couture, denim and luxury sportswear collections.  The event will kick off with the Fashionably Pink opening gala highlighting an all pink celebrity fashion show and benefiting the Phoenix chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The three day event will also include a style villa with designer sample sales and public and private after parties each night.

Having garnered major support from the local community for the past four years, including high profile residents, city officials, business leaders and the media, Phoenix Fashion Week is already an internationally recognized fashion event while still maintaining its strong ties within the state of Arizona.

“As Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week, I am so proud to have worked from the bottom up to execute a successful event for the past four consecutive years” says Brian Hill.  “In the beginning I was lucky to just be a volunteer on the Phoenix Fashion Week team.  Now, we strive to make this organization authentic within our community by infusing energy, industry, commerce and goodwill back into the Valley,” he adds. We are a dedicated and passionate team of fashion professionals who are all working tirelessly to make 2009 – our 5th anniversary event – the most memorable fashion week to date.”

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona.  The organization’s mission is bridging national and international designers with premier retailers and prestige fashion media. Phoenix Fashion Week’s 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 is gaining rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the valley. For more information log onto www.phoenixfashionweek.com

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Phoenix Fashion Week

And Fashion Business Inc.:

Apparel for Success – “The Workshop”

A Comprehensive Fashion Business Seminar Series

Phoenix, AZ July, 2009 – Adding to its string of innovative fashion industry events, Phoenix Fashion Week in conjunction with Fashion Business Incorporated, will be launching Apparel for Success – “The Workshop” on August 1st & 2nd, 2009 at the Hotel Valley Ho.  “The Workshop” is a comprehensive fashion industry seminar series aimed at educating burgeoning fashion business leaders, designers, design students and anyone interested in launching or growing a fashion/apparel business.

“The Workshop” will feature fashion industry experts: Frances Harder – Founder and Executive Director of Fashion Business Inc. and author of “Fashion for Profit.”  “In times like these if you have a creative idea and you are willing to work smart and hard, your opportunities will be unlimited,” says Ms. Harder.  Dana Fried – Managing Partner of Delphic Consulting Group, says “This apparel workshop will prepare you to work smart.”  The workshop will be moderated by Brian Hill – Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.

The two-day seminar will delve into all categories of core business basics such as: transforming creative ideas into a legitimate business, appropriate licensing, legalities and business set-up, determining funding and financing needs by creating a sound and practical business plan.  “The Workshop” seminar will also touch how to get prototype samples made, finding the right manufacturer and protecting intellectual property, how to determine pricing, and ensure profitability and all the facts about trade shows and their benefits.  Additional topics will include: sales, marketing and branding, maintaining cash flow during tough economic times, and appropriate budget allocation to ensure successful growth for any fashion business.

“Seminars such as “The Workshop” work to develop Arizona’s fashion industry from the bottom up” Says Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.  “We strive to produce meaningful programs that educate and nurture fashion business personnel with a goal of bringing commerce back into our community and developing sound and stable fashion businesses across the valley.”

The first annual Apparel for Success – “The Workshop” will take place at the Hotel Valley Ho in old town Scottsdale on Saturday and Sunday August 1st & 2nd, 2009 from 9am-5pm.  For pricing and registration please log onto www.phoenixbizinc.org.

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona.  The organization’s mission is bridging national and international designers with premier retailers and prestige fashion media.  Phoenix Fashion Week’s ultimate goal is o garner global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry.  Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community service effort and for infusing world-class innovation into the valley.  For more information log onto www.phoenixfashionweek.com

The Fashion Business, Inc. 501 c (3), based in Los Angeles, California, provides the fashion Industry with the resources and training to turn businesses into a profitable reality.  FBI Resource Centers, along with our website and business partners, offer our members business education, technical training, sourcing, networking, marketing, and consulting services.  These services promote the success of FBI members and insure the future vibrancy of America’s fashion industry.

Delphic Consulting Group based in Seattle, Washington, provides common sense guidance and inspiration for growing companies.  Dana Fried and his Associates have vast experience in consulting to a wide spectrum of apparel businesses.  These include wholesale, retail, manufacturing and service businesses, “At Delphic we provide companies instant hands-on senior management expertise at the cost of hiring an entry-level executive.”

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FEBRUARY 2009

Old Hollywood Moves Fashion Forward

Iconic Style Landmark- Hotel Valley Ho

To Be Official Venue Of

Phoenix Fashion Week’s 5th Anniversary

October 1-3, 2009

Phoenix, AZ. February 2009 – The legendary Hotel Valley Ho has signed on to host the 5th anniversary of Phoenix Fashion Week taking place October 1-3, 2009. Touted as the “Hub of Hip,” the landmark space was a coveted hideaway for Hollywood’s elite in the mid 1950’s and after a re-design in 2005, it still stands as the place to see and be seen for the who’s who of Valley hipsters.

The classic mid-century design and lighthearted ambiance makes this downtown Scottsdale urban resort an ideal partner for Phoenix Fashion Week. “As a staple of design and style in the Valley for over fifty years, we are so proud to be holding our 5th anniversary Phoenix fashion week at Hotel Valley Ho,” says Brian Hill – Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week. Displaying all glass mod rooms, cozy lobby sitting areas and a rooftop with breathtaking views of the valley, the retro chic manicured grounds of the Valley Ho are perfect to house Phoenix Fashion Week’s three day glitzy fashion extravaganza. Featuring an opening pink-carpet charity event, three days of fashion shows, complimentary fashion seminars, designer sample sales, style villa and nightly after parties, Phoenix Fashion Week will take over the swanky hotel for three days utilizing virtually every space.

“Hotel Valley Ho has long been a supporter of fashion and design, dating back to hosting poolside fashion shows in the 1950’s.  As with fashion, the hotel has evolved and reinvented itself as a haven for the fashion elite.  Partnering with Phoenix Fashion Week is a way for us to further our ties with the fashion community while continuing with our history of being on the forefront of cutting edge style.  We look forward to being the official venue for this year’s Phoenix Fashion Week.” Says Jesse Thompson, Director of Marketing Hotel Valley Ho

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona.  The organization’s mission is bridging national and international designers with premier retailers and prestige fashion media. Phoenix Fashion Week’s 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 is gaining rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the valley. For more information log onto www.phoenixfashionweek.com

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