Phoenix Fashion Week to Host Emerging Designer Fashion Show at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale

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Courtney Pedroza
Provo-based label POINT&HUE showed a little black dress at Phoenix Fashion Week's emerging designer announcement event.

Phoenix Fashion Week's 2014 emerging designers are about to emerge just a skosh more.

The group of 14 up-and-coming designers and labels from across the country has been working through an educational program and competition in which they learn how to build successful brands with the help of Phoenix Fashion Week. About a month into the process, the designers will show off a preview of their progress during a shopping and fashion show event at 7 p.m. Friday, August 8, at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

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Phoenix Fashion Week to Announce 2014 Emerging Models in Scottsdale

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Courtney Pedroza
More than 100 models showed up to an audition for Phoenix Fashion Week's emerging model program.

Aspiring Cara Delevingnes of Arizona, don't sleep through this one.

Phoenix Fashion Week will introduce 2014's crop of 40 emerging models during an announcement party at INTL Scottsdale on Thursday, July 10.

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Tempe Stylist Justin Kimberlin's Androgynous Look Is Inspired by BDSM and the Olsen Twins

Andie Flores
Justin Kimberlin rocks a modern androgynous look.

Believe it or not, Justin Kimberlin went through an Abercrombie & Fitch phase.

Don't ask him to see pictures -- the 23-year-old Nashville native burned them a long time ago. Now based in Tempe, the stylist's current look is a gender-bending parade where fear is irrelevant and freak flags fly high.

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Ashley Denton Wants Phoenix to Express Itself with Fashion -- And Be Less Judgmental

Andie Flores
Ashley Denton shows off her style in front of a neighborhood mural by Gennaro Garcia.

All of Ashley Eaton Denton's interests are beginning to come full circle.

The 28-year-old -- born and raised in Phoenix -- used to run her own mobile vintage shop and is now focusing on shaping Field & Fellow, the new fitness, vintage, art, and D.I.Y. blog she runs with her husband, Trevor. It's a lifestyle.

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ASU Student Gavin Plooster Explains His Health Goth Style

Andie Flores
Gavin Plooster's look is rooted in internet subcultures.

Gavin Plooster is highly considering going into the field of computer science.

It'd be a good fit. The 24-year-old Southern California native's life is deeply immersed in and influenced by Internet culture, from the way he thinks to the way he fashions his everyday looks.

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Meet Phoenix Fashion Week's 2014 Emerging Designers

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Courtney Pedroza
Design duo RAYAN showed a full-length dress.

Phoenix Fashion Week introduced its new class of emerging designers on Friday, June 13, at Toni & Guy Academy in Scottsdale.

While there were more Arizona-based designers than ever before, most of the 14 businesses included in this year's group of up-and-comers looked like they have a long way to go before they're ready to present runway collections at Phoenix Fashion Week from Wednesday, October 1, through Saturday, October 4, at Talking Stick Resort.

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Tempe Artist Amiel Cruz's Colorful Style Is a Surrealist Fiesta

Andie Flores
Amiel Cruz in front of trash-turned-art in his home.

Once, while on trash duty at the Chinese restaurant he worked at, Amiel Cruz found a beautiful painting of a woman wedged between some dumpsters.

The 20-year-old kept the painting, took it home, and made it his own by placing thumbtacks through the woman's face. Cruz's eye for art and his own sense of style are very much the same: Do it yourself, do it well, and do it a little crazy.

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Bridget Lang's Style Is Inspired by Glitter, Vintage, and Rock 'n' Roll

Andie Flores
Bridget Lang loves strong females and collectible vintage items.

When 21-year-old Bridget Lang and her boyfriend walk around Phoenix, sometimes they get weird looks.

Lang, who has moved all around Arizona, says the couple just dresses a little differently. "I know people look at us funny," she says. "But if we're comfortable and happy about what we're wearing, it's all good."

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Tawnee Clifton Wants Phoenix to Have an Underground Fashion Scene

Andie Flores
Tawnee Clifton's style inspirations also include Alexander Wang and Lydia Deets of Beetlejuice.

If you look inside of Tawnee Clifton's closet, you'll find nothing but black clothing.

The 20-year-old wears black every single day, which means she not only has to get creative with her style, but she also understands the importance of a good layering piece.

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Dennita Sewell to Host Fashion Lecture Series at Phoenix Art Museum

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Designs by Coco Chanel from Phoenix Art Museum's 1920s fashion show, "Modern Spirit."

Perhaps you know the difference between a bat-wing and a bishop sleeve, but you've got nothing on Dennita Sewell.

Phoenix Art Museum's curator of fashion design will host a summertime series covering the history of fashion from the 18th century's intricate pieces to today's most notable designers.

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