Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer: Orlando Dugi

Meet Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer Orlando Dugi who will have his exclusive collection available at PHXFW Designer Preview Fashion Show & Sample Sale on August 3.
Tickets for the must-attend fashion event of the season can be found here.

Name: Orlando Dugi

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Age: 39

Title: Head designer and owner at Orlando Dugi

Married/Single: Partnered

Kids: None

City you live in: Santa Fe

A typical day in my life includes…

coffee and news in the morning is a must. I have to take my time sipping my coffee and not drink it on the go. Shower and to the workroom. When I can, I like to cook. I don’t have recipes that I use over and over again instead I look for a new recipe online. A friend gifted me a subscription to Bon Appétit and I can’t wait to try them out. In the evening, if both my partner and I are not working, we usually sit together and watch a TV show before bed.

I was born…

in Northern Arizona on the Navajo Nation in a small town called Tuba City.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is my family is there. It’s my home.

I’m listening to…

Panic at the Disco.

My family…

is pretty large. I don’t see them very often because I’m always working.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Charles James.

One thing I cannot live without…

love.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an archeologist, from watching Indiana Jones. I’ve always been interested in past civilizations.

I’m inspired by…

my culture and strong women.

The one person who motivates me is…

my partner.

My personal style…

I love a suit and tie.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

hate.

The perfect day would be…

having breakfast, then walking around downtown, enjoying food and wine for lunch and dinner and having dessert each time.

My first job was…

a produce stocker in high school.

My favorite escape…

staying home all day.

My life…

right now, is launching my brand.

I’m currently working on…

my Spring and Summer 2019 collection.

I can’t wait for Phoenix Fashion Week because…

it will be my first step into the industry with a clear focus.

Always…

be kind.

Never…

leave the house in lounge clothes.

Favorite Quote…

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”- Socrates.

Biggest Dream…

to make everything in-house.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

is small talk.

Orlando Dugi will be showing his designer collection during Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort October 18 – 20, 2018. You can see him before the main event though at Phoenix Fashion Week’s Designer Preview Fashion Show & Sample Sale on August 3. Grab your tickets for this exclusive, must-attend fashion event of the season here.

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest bridging the gap between national and international designers, premier retailers and top fashion media garnering 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 Southwest. For more information visit phoenixfashionweek.com and follow Phoenix Fashion Week on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

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