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