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LabelHorde Incubator Update
Phoenix Fashion Week
Fashion Group International's October Event at PHXFW
Custom Dress Made for Special Client
Tucson Fashion Week
#LoveUp Fashion Show
MCC FFC Fashion Show Looking for Participants
Twist N Styles Hair Fashion Show
Fashion Diversity
ACI's Fashion Events at PAM
Fashion Jobs

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Scaffolding the Local Fashion Industry

Now that we are up and running and providing sourcing for the AZ fashion industry, we want to move into a brick and mortar location where we can offer so much more. Our plan is to create a space that provides....

  • Fashion manufacturing training on industrial equipment

  • Light manufacturing and sample making/prototyping for local brands

  • Sewing, pattern making, sketching, grading/marking, CAD classes

  • Tech packs

  • Pattern making services

  • Grading/marking services

  • Fabric sourcing

  • Larger manufacturing sourcing

  • In house equipment rental (designers can come in and use the machines)

  • Meeting space / seminar space

  • Fashion show / event space

  • Designer studio space

  • Photography studio area

  • Fashion themed parties

  • Kids sewing lessons/camps

  • Networking

When and how will it happen? Read more here.

Phoenix Fashion Week

This Week

Get your tickets now! I will be there Friday night with FGI-AZ and also as judge for the Little Black Dress Contest. Looking forward to supporting local designers (you can find them all in the LabelHorde directory) HUES OF EGO by Natasha Duran Lynch, LOUSY RICH by Breanna Rose Skoon, and Tucson designer LAURA TANZER.  I hope to see you there. Stop me and say hi!

- Angela


Cocktails and Couture @ PHXFW

Be an FGI "Celebrity" at Phoenix Fashion Week
“Special Celebrity” seating tickets have been arranged for FGI-AZ Members and potential future members to attend the fabulous fashion show, determining Designer of the Year for 2015!!
This is a NOT TO BE MISSED event and your chance to see what Phoenix Fashion Week is all about!!  All FGI Celebrities (that’s you) will enjoy a private cocktail party and gathering beforehand in one of the beautiful Talking Stick Resort suites.  

Then, on your way to the show, stroll thru the Style Villa marketplace to shop all the hottest designs from talented local designers and top retailers! A magical evening for all!! We hope you can be a part of this fun and exciting FGI “fashionable” evening at Phoenix Fashion Week!

LOCATION:  TALKING STICK RESORT  9800 E. Indian Bend RD, Scottsdale, 85256

5:30PM PRE-SHOW COCKTAILS & NETWORKING: Take this opportunity to find out what our amazing FGI-AZ Members are up to - we'll have lots of time to mix & mingle before the show!



COST: $45 



Architect Will Bruder's Wife Gets a Custom T-shirt Dress

I was so honored to get an order for a custom dress from the beautiful wife of Architect Will Bruder, Louise Roman. Mr. Bruder is known for buildings such as the Burton Barr Library. the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art annex, the Henkel Building and more. The dress was ordered by Louise to wear to a Night In The Stacks event at the library and was made from all Library and Phoenix themed T-shirts that Louise provided from her meaningful and memory-filled personal collection. What a thrilling opportunity for me!

To order your own, go to and there you can chose your style, color, size and even logo theme. You can even provide your own collection of shirts.


This month!

Get your tickets now!


Fashion Event Benefiting the Johnjay and Rich Care for Kids Foundation

I will have a custom design in this show worn by Fitness Cover Model, Tiffany Lee Gaston.
A few other local designers will also be participating including Ballroom gown designer Sheri Loraine.


#LoveUp is an accidental movement started by Johnjay Van Es. Auto correct changed his friend's text from "love it" to "Love Up" and the phenomenon was born!

Johnjay and Rich think #LoveUp will be a great way to remind people to pay it forward and spread the love!


Recon Apparel Printing reached out to Johnjay and the Johnjay & Rich Care for Kids Foundation, to help make this movement grow. Recon Apparel donates all net proceeds from each purchase of a LoveUP product to the Johnjay & Rich Care for Kids Foundation. For more information on how you help or donate to the cause, please contact our President of The Johnjay & Rich Care for Kids Foundation, Kirsten Johnson at or 602-370-0561. You can also text the word CARE to 90999 to make an automatic $5 donation to the foundation.

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Looking for participants

The Mesa Community College Fashion Focus Club's Latest Fashion Show will be held on October 27th from noon to 3pm in the new, modern Student Lounge building. The goal of the club is to showcase talents of local designers, MCC student designers and MCC student graduates. 
If you are interested in participating, please contact...
Jamie Ackerman for questions about details
Jessica Kelley to apply to be in the show with one design
Dwayne Johnson to apply to be in the show with a 5-10 piece collection

Designers will need to apply by sending photos of their work. 
Designers will supply their own models, hair, makeup however there may be some to chose from supplied by the MCC FFC.


Fashion Events at the Phoenix Art Museum

Find these events and more all on our AZ Fashion Calendar here

Holiday Luncheon with Fern Mallis (Dec 8)
Patricia Underwood Luncheon (Sept 9)
Thea Porter Bohemian Chic Lecture (Oct 14)
Elsa Schiaparelli Lecture (Nov 11)
Lecture with the author of Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano (Oct 21)
Gianfranco Ferre discussion (Oct 31)


Local fashion jobs listed here

These companies are hiring:
Cleo + Clementine
Hues of Ego
Artistry by Sheri Loraine
Diego Milano

Go to our Classifieds Page for more details.

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