Scottsdale Fashion Week, Arizona's ultimate fashion celebration scheduled for November 5-7, has confirmed a runway line up that is guaranteed to offer something for everyone.
The celebration kicks off on SouthBridge with the Wearable ArtWalk Opening Presentation and Preview Runway Fashion Show from 6-7p.m. where models will showcase one-of-a-kind pieces of art-to-wear clothing and jewelry. Calvin Charles Gallery's 'Living Sculpture' featuring live body painted models as sculptural fashion is sure to be this year's highlight. The Wearable ArtWalk is free and takes place from 7-9p.m. in various galleries on Main Street, Marshall Way and Stetson Avenue in downtown Scottsdale.
The next two nights the Main Runway will host 10 national and international shows by designers and stores including Designer to the Stars Kevan Hall, Eva Franco with NolГ© Marin of "America's Next Top Model" fame, and Barneys New York. The SouthBridge open-air runway will feature 14 shows by independent designers and trendy boutiques including Angela Johnson, 2009 Scottsdale Designer of the Year Alina Samasiuk, Garage, and Pucci Salon.
Action on the Main Stage Runway commences November 6 at 6p.m. Shows begin at the top of the hour with the last show starting at 10 p.m. The Friday line up opens with Kevan Hall, and continues with Chinese artist and panda designer Zhao Bandi, followed by bebe, Escada, and Dillard's, who will close the night with celebrity fashion stylist NolГ© Marin and designer Eva Franco. Saturday is presented by Scottsdale Fashion Square, who fashioned an impressive line up comprised of Banana Republic, kate spade, St. John, CH Carolina Herrera, and Barneys New York.
The SouthBridge runway starts bustling at 5:30p.m. each night with dance performances followed by shows scheduled to start every 45 minutes through 10:45 p.m. Designer of the Year Alina Samasiuk will preview her iuk iuk line on Friday at 6:15 followed by an array of talented designers and chic boutiques including Destiny's Bride, Twirl, Angela Johnson, Italia Rocks Couture, Ivon Ryes, and Tikini Hut. Saturday night expands the field to include Joya Spa, Garage, Amelia Walsh, VMarie Fashion, Vickilyn's Closet, Art Institute of Phoenix, and Pucci Hair Salon.
The Main Tent Runway is located adjacent to the Scottsdale Waterfront on Marshall Way south of Camelback Road. The outdoor SouthBridge Runway is located south of the Main Tent Runway across the Arizona Canal.
The 2009 Scottsdale Fashion Week marketing partners and sponsors are Scottsdale Fashion Square, Brown Hand Center, "The Arizona Republic," azcentral.com, az magazine, InterContinental Montelucia Resort, Joya Spa, Chartis Insurance, the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Waterfront, SouthBridge, Scottsdale Gallery Association, The Shaw Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Little Black Dress Wines, Finlandia, Chambord, Davidoff.