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Phoenix Fashion Week Kicks Off with a Pink Carpet, Black Leggings and Boob-Holding Buckle Tops

Phoenix Fashion Week Kicks Off with a Pink Carpet, Black Leggings and Boob-Holding Buckle Tops
Photo by Jessica VanZalen

Phoenix Fashion Week kicked off the first shows for its sixth year at the W hotel in Scottsdale Thursday night. The event, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Phoenix, raised funds and awareness to fight breast cancer.

Check out some highlights (and low lights) from the shows and a continuing fashion week schedule after the jump...

Models close the (predictably) über-trendy Forever 21 show.
Models close the (predictably) über-trendy Forever 21 show.
Photo by Jessica VanZalen.

​The night started with the Be Fashionably Pink fashion show featuring local celebrities and breast cancer survivors.

Models included Arizona Cardinal Tim Hightower, Miss Arizona, and "American Idol" contestant Brooke White.


Designs at Mariska mix "sexy" and "granny" on the runway.
Designs at Mariska mix "sexy" and "granny" on the runway.
Photo by Jessica VanZalen

Established designer shows kicked off around 8:20 p.m. and featured designs from Forever 21, Evan Golf, Local Celebrity, Allyce King Swim, AhKoukla, Mariska, and Black Russian Label. 


There were the expected hits and misses. Forever 21 was exceptionally styled, which we expected given its established brand name and accessory line, but surprise standouts included Audrey Hepburn-esque preppy tops with black leggings and flats from Evan Golf and sugary sweet swimwear from Allyce King.

Photo by Jessica VanZalen
Short shorts and high boots by Russian Black Label.

These looks were of course fashionably tame compared to the booty-baring bottoms and Ugg-like boots (why must this trend continue?) and boob-holding buckle tops from Black Russian Label

If you're heading out tonight or Saturday, check out the schedules below:

(Red Carpet is 6 to 7 p.m., shows scheduled to start at 8 p.m.)

Friday Night: 

Kiss the Girl Clothing

Femme Athletic

Seam Ripper

Badb Apparel

Domino Jeans

Masquenada Swim

Timothy Maurice

Fender Clothing

Emerging Designers:

SJ Couture

Shamini

Coleccion

Shantidas


A shiny buckle-top (ouch?) by Black Russian Label

Saturday Night:

Blaque Label

7 Diamonds

Nymph Fashions

Jean Paul Jeune

Oday Shakar

Emerging designers:

Couture by Lola

Mary Jane Smokewear

Noctis Threads



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