For the third and final day of Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort (catch the day 1 recap and the day 2 recap if you haven’t already), we began the day with a trip to Le Métier de Beauté in Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square to learn all about this fairly new line of skincare and makeup.
I was really impressed with Brian McDowell’s technique and knowledge of the brand, and I loved my makeup for the evening! Brian sent me home with a care package of the brand’s skincare line, so I’m excited to try that out, but more on that later; now, it’s time for fashion!
The third and final night of Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort followed the same format as the previous nights: emerging designers first, established designers after. The theme of the evening was couture, and while many of the designers followed that theme, there were still some really wearable pieces from many of the emerging designers. Let’s recap…
Phoenix Fashion Week certainly ended on a high note Saturday night, and I have SO much to share, starting with Azmara Asefa‘s Apocalypse Ready line. I fell in love with Azmara’s use of cutouts in her pieces and think she stayed true to her design aesthetic all the way through. The styling was also really interesting, and I thought the Beltshazzar Jewels pieces really paired well with Azmara’s designs.
Next up for the emerging designers: Leola Sky. The pieces in this collection looked really well-crafted, and there was one particular skirt that I seriously want in my closet!
Hues of Ego
The third show of the night was definitely a stand out to me, and one that left me feeling like I have lots of shopping to do. Hues of Ego was a local favorite before her line even took the runway, but Natasha Duran-Lynch deserves every ounce of credit she received. The show was so well-put-together, well styled, and just about every single piece was totally wearable. While there were some really great emerging designers on Saturday night, I was excited when Hues of Ego took home the title of designer of the year for the couture group — so well deserved!
The final emerging designer of the evening was Michelle Hébert, and I loved the ethereal nature of her line, combined with a few of the harder black pieces she showed. It was a mix of lingerie and couture evening wear and was an absolutely perfect way to end the emerging designer portion of Phoenix Fashion Week 2015.
The established designers didn’t disappoint on Saturday night either, starting with Design Me, who kicked it off with clean lines and pops of color.
From there, the night continued on a high note with Albert Andrada’s glitzy collection…
…and ended strong with Rocky Gathercole, who closed the show with his wearable artwork!
Overall, Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort was a great experience full of some truly amazing designers — both emerging and established! I’m so excited to see where some of these emerging designers will go and am looking forward to next year’s event.