Gents is a Los Angeles line that has been featured in GQ and Playboy. The guys’ fashion, also modeled by some ladies in the show, was very classic. Their show also featured some Google Glass, which was cool to finally see in person.
JHaus was one of my favorite lines so far, with really comfy-looking clothes with edgy twists, such as midriff and back-baring tops. I would have bought any of the clothes — they were all so cute.
Paulie Gibson, from St. Louis, was up next and brought some real flair to menswear, with interestingly shaped sweaters, prints galore and bright pants. The line was unlike anything I’ve seen guys wearing, but for those who love to peacock, this is your line.
Bri Seeley, from Los Angeles, took my friend’s and my breath away with her ultra-feminine looks. She calls her fashion contemporary vintage, and I’d say that’s an accurate term to describe it, and really romantic. Many of the tops were too sheer to wear to work, but there were a ton of pieces I’d die to have in my closet.
Dallas-based D.P.C. was up next. Her looks were also very pretty, like dresses you’d wear to a tea party. Also, she used a lot of yellow, which is a really cool and unique color to incorporate in a fashion show.
I really enjoyed the Herbert Victoria show, which featured really cool prints I’d imagine would be perfect in a safari setting. The San Francisco-based designer had a strong point of view, which I really appreciated.
Proverbs by Efua, whose creator Efua Mensah-Brown lives in Dubai, was next. Her clothes were really cute, but what’s even cooler about her line is that she donates 20% of her profits to The A21 Campaign to stop human trafficking. I always love supporting businesses with great causes.
And finally, New York-based Stephanie Gentry closed out the show. Her clothes made me think of what fairies and genies would wear — really flowy fabrics, and really interesting to look at. Her garments definitely looked comfortable.
For more information on Phoenix Fashion Week, now in its 9th year, go here.