This fall Arizona will be home to not just one but three fashion weeks. With new releases from industry leaders and emerging designers, there are sure to be pieces that end up on everyone’s wish lists.
Scottsdale Fashion Week
Models at Scottsdale Fashion Week will be the first to hit the catwalk on Sept. 28–Oct. 1. Guests can expect to see various luxury designers at this year’s event. The week’s events are expected to bring together local and international designers, buyers, shoppers, models, stylists and special guests.
Opening night will begin at 7 p.m. at Mountain Shadows Resort. Guests will be able to see new pieces from husband-wife designer duo Sachin & Babi. Friday and Saturday’s shows also start at 7 p.m. but will be held at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. Viewers will see the latest from Story Essentials, Cami and Jax, Sanctuary, Yandy and Bach Mai. The Sunday soirée will begin at 11 a.m. at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall with a show featuring new designs from St. John. Following the runway, there will be a champagne and shopping party at the St. John store.
Tickets are available online starting at $75.
Phoenix Fashion Week
At this two-day outdoor fashion show on Oct. 20 and 21 at Chateau Luxe, guests will be able to watch, shop and sip. Celebrating the culmination of a three-month designer boot camp, viewers can expect to see designs from 10 up-and-coming designers from around the United States. Returning fashion brands such as Red Berry Woman will also partake in the shows this year.
On Oct. 21, Phoenix Fashion Week will award one “Designer of the Year,” as well as a male and female “Model of the Year.” The “Designer of the Year” will receive a prize package of goods and services to “ensure long-term brand success.” The two winning models will each receive a full modeling contract from Agency Arizona.
To attend Phoenix Fashion Week, you can purchase tickets ranging from general admission ($50) to VIP ($375) online here. VIP tickets include access to the Chateau Luxe Champagne Lounge, featuring hors d’oeuvres, champagne and a swag bag.
Arizona Fashion Week
Coming back to the Valley for the second year is Arizona Fashion Week. From Oct. 23–Nov. 5, there will be a plethora of runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, networking opportunities, shopping and more for all to attend.
There will be over 18 designers showcasing their work this year, including notable designers Michael Ngo, Usama Ishtay and Kenneth Barlis. Arizona Fashion Week will host three main runway shows to conclude the festivities across the Valley in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Mesa. Official locations will be announced in October.
Presale tickets are available here. Some events are free and open to the public while others require tickets for entry. They are also offering an all-exclusive GA or VIP Insider Pass which are also available for purchase online.