Wear The Wild Things

Now that New York, Milan, and Paris have had their fashion week fun, it's time for Phoenix to get in on the garment action.

Phoenix Fashion Week 2014 brings 25 designer shows to Talking Stick Resort. And while most of the designers on the roster aren't exactly household names (13 of them are competing to win the title of emerging designer of the year), typically the event does bring in an international garment maker or two, as well as some of the state's most prominent fashion personalities. We've spotted high-fashion model Kelly Mittendorf, Robert Black, and the stars of Vh1's Baseball Wives. Sure, it's not quite the star-studded endeavor that Lincoln Center boasts, but the Valley's fashion set will take what it can get. And when it comes to Phoenix Fashion Week, that means a well-produced event, fashion seminars, after-parties, pop-up shopping, and opportunities to mix and mingle with models and designers.

Models take to the runway starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, at 9800 East Indian Bend Road. Shows continue nightly through Saturday, October 4, the same night the emerging designer and emerging model of the year are announced. Tickets are $40 to $175 per night and available at

Oct. 2-4, 7 p.m., 2014
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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