2012 Emerging Designers Announcement Event
Phoenix Fashion Week Brings (7) City Tour Ends with the Next Ten (10) Emerging Designers.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 10, 2012) – Phoenix Fashion Week is hosting their annual ‘Emerging Designer Announcement Event’ on Thursday, June 21st in the Founder’s Room at The Musical Instrument. This official announcement highlights the fall 2012 Emerging Designer line-up, along with a trunk sale by this year’s accessory designers presented for the first time to the public.
This year, Phoenix Fashion Week is introducing 10 new Emerging Designers to show at fashion week in the fall. These designers have the opportunity to launch their brand at the eighth annual Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort, October 3-6, 2012. This year’s Emerging Designers were discovered following Phoenix Fashion Week’s seven-city tour of the United States, including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Flagstaff, and Tucson, Arizona. These next “IT” designers will compete for a $10,000 prize package of goods and services to help launch their brand. The Emerging Designer Announcement event is supported by Balluun.com, Focal Point Salon, and Zappos.com. An after party at Narcisse Tea and Champagne Lounge will directly follow the event at 10pm and is open to the public.
Past Emerging Designer contest winners Joanna de’Shay of Black Russian Label (2009) and Jeanne Hankerson of SJ Couture (2010) will be special guests at the announcement event. Both winners of this impressive award will be available to share their perspective to guests and some best practices to the next (10) Emerging Designers for fall 2012.
There have been amazing success stories that have stemmed from Phoenix Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Contest, including last year’s winner, Anna Friss of Blue Bird Denim, selling her line to an additional ten boutiques after fashion week.
Also, 2011 Emerging Designer, Silvia Bours of Mexico is now carried by Zappos.com and also became the face of their new iPad App, ZAPPOS NOW that launched this past Christmas.
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ABOUT PHOENIX FASHION WEEK
Phoenix Fashion Week is the primary fashion industry event in Arizona. Phoenix Fashion Week’s core purpose is to push the Arizona fashion industry forward. The organization’s mission is to bridge designers and buyers together through our three pillars of fashion, education, and humanity. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week continues to gain rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. For more information please visit www.phoenixfashionweek.com.
ABOUT THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM)
The MIM was founded by Robert J. Ulrich and Marc Felix. The idea for MIM was created by a trip to the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, Belgium. The two founders brought back this idea to Phoenix, Arizona to develop MIM. Their vision for MIM was exceptional; create a museum that represented instruments and music from every country around the world. Through preserving and creating an extensive collection of instruments MIM is following their vision. With the help of state-of-the-art audiovisual technology museum attendees can experience the music of these instruments in their original cultural context. For more information, visit www.themim.org.