The Can’t Miss Fashion Event of the Season on June 23

Summer is about to get event hotter with Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer & Model Launch party hitting the runway on Friday, June 23rd at Scottsdale’s newest ultra lounge, Ellure. Fifteen new Emerging Designers to show at Phoenix Fashion Week in the fall will be introduced at the Friday night style soiree. The select designers represent a global lineup who were discovered following a 10+ city tour of the United States and abroad including:

Aconav – Phoenix, AZ

Christine Adar – Chicago, IL

Cliff D. Creations – Philippines

EnnYe Collection – San Francisco, CA

Liv Rio – Scottsdale, AZ

Marie Margot Couture – Denver, CO

Moon Arrow – Los Angeles, CA

Nouvelle– Palm Beach, FL

Odd Bird Designs – San Diego, CA

Qmulative – Tucson, AZ

ShaLaJa Swimwear – Atlanta, GA

Taussy Daniel – Maputo, East Africa

Theo Doro – Tucson, AZ

Nahaula – Jalisco, Mexico

WVSH – San Diego, CA

The designers will compete in a 3-month Bootcamp challenge in preparation to show at Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort, October 5-7, 2017 and potentially win the title of ‘Designer of the Year and a $10,000 prize package.

Four Accessory Designers will compete for “Accessory Designer of the Year”: Enji Studio Jewelry of San Diego, CA; GFASH of San Diego, CA; Multi Colored Animal of Phoenix, AZ and Tagliente of Phoenix, AZ.

The 2017 Top 40 model lineup will also be revealed at the launch party. The models, who were discovered after a state-wide search earlier in June, will compete in their own 3-month Bootcamp comprised of beauty and runway challenges to win the title of ‘Model of the Year.’ The journey began just a couple weeks ago with Leidan Mitchell Salon model makeovers, where the salon gave them all new looks and tested their photo skills for the Headshot Challenge.

Tickets for the Emerging Designer & Model Launch Showcase are $30 for general admission, VIP Lounge seating for (6) $300.  Tickets can be purchased exclusively at

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