Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 Friday Night at Talking Stick Resort

Categories: Events, Fashion

Silvia Bours
Silvia Bours closed the second night of Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 at Talking Stick with a line of bedazzled, fairy tale dresses with flared tulle tutus fit for a kooky yet-uninvented Disney princess.

Her collection was mesmerizing, extreme, and exaggerated clothing. Two fruit-print frocks that resembled a clash between Stella McCartney and Chiquita Banana stood out as playful storybook designs that we could imagine sugary pop divas wearing. But, her well-crafted sparkle burst did little to buoy some of the other designers who showed before Bours.

See also:
-Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 Opening Night at Talking Stick Resort (Slideshow)
-Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 Friday Night at Talking Stick Resort (Slideshow)
-Recap of Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 Opening Night at Talking Stick Resort
America's Next Top Model Contestant Brittany Brown Talks Tough Competition, Sisterly Love, and Phoenix Fashion Week

Three menswear labels brought varying perspectives to the runway. Madison Park Collective looks like its hoodies, T-shirts, and basics are ready to be racked at Urban Outfitters. Emerging designer Paulie Gibson wasn't short on creativity -- though personally we'd be hard pressed to find a man willing to wear shirts that shiny -- with his collection seemingly aimed at cigar-smoking playboys and imitators of Breaking Bad villain Tuco.

photo by Melissa Fossum, designs by Paulie Gibson
Jean Paul Jeune showed nicely made suits in surprising textures, including seasonal fave lurex, some of which skewed a little boy band. (See all-white, open-shirt ensemble for a total Nick Carter get-up.) JPJ showed a few women's pieces, too. The highlighter yellow dress with the scrubs-style neckline grew on us the more we thought about it.

Location Info


Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

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