Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Scottsdale Gallery presents SFW08 Wearable ArtWalk
Scottsdale Gallery presents SFW08 Wearable ArtWalk
26
Sep '08
Downtown Scottsdale is gearing up for the third annual Scottsdale Fashion Week, Thurs, Nov. 6 through Sun, Nov. 9, 2008.

The major event features a full schedule of high fashion runway shows, celebrating fashion, art and design, and serves as a showcase for downtown Scottsdale's burgeoning development as well.

The Scottsdale Fashion Week district is anchored by Westcor's Scottsdale Fashion Square on the north and encompasses Scottsdale Waterfront, the Arizona Canal, SouthBridge, and the downtown arts district which will again host the opening night's SFW08 Wearable ArtWalk presented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association.

“Scottsdale Fashion Week has become another marquee event on our annual community calendar and we are delighted to see it grow and attract visitors and residents alike who now look forward each fall to fashion, design and wearable-art-as-entertainment to enjoy in our city,” said Mayor Mary Manross under whose watch SFW was born.

Indeed, 13 percent of last year's attendees were visitors from out of state, a healthy statistic for an event in its second year, according to survey research conducted by Strategic Alliance Marketing.

In addition, eight percent of visitors stayed multiple nights at local area resorts, music to the ears of tourism officials. Significantly, SFW appealed to a broad age demographic as well.

Nearly 37 percent were 22 to 30 years old; 20 percent were 31 to 45 years of age; and 20 percent were between the ages of 46 and 64.

“Scottsdale Fashion Week is a showcase for our world-class design, art, nightlife and shopping scenes that are second to none,” said Rachel Sacco, president & CEO, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“It's the perfect complement to all the powerful reasons visitors are lured here each year: our beautiful weather, championship golf, luxury resorts and spas, and innovative restaurants. Now, our visitors have one more reason to choose Scottsdale in November.”

Fashion-as-Theater In 2007, Scottsdale Fashion Week emerged for its vibrant shows of fashion-as-theater on an 85-foot runway stage under the stars.

Among the lineup was Donna Karan collaborator Virgil Ortiz of the Cochiti Pueblo of New Mexico. Mr. Ortiz was on hand to present his show that opened with a sans-shirt classical violinist who played 'blindfolded,' walking the long runway, followed by Ortiz's hand-selected raven-haired-andred- lipsticked models who also donned sheer black 'blindfolds,' with buff male counterparts wearing 'war paint,' all in Ortiz's Revolution-brand t-shirts, jeans and skirts – creating a powerfully dramatic runway event.

Mexico City's design duo Pineda Covalin (Cristina Pineda and Ricardo Covalin) also attended to present an awe-inspiring show, including their signature monarch butterfly-patterned silks transformed into a gown reaching 20 feet high as show closer.

The duo is known for their contemporary interpretation of indigenous Mayan and Azteca symbolism applied to silk scarves, dresses and handbags featured at their flagship USA boutique in downtown Scottsdale.


Must ReadView All

China pumps $109 bn into economy amid trade war with US

Textiles | On 15th Oct 2018

China pumps $109 bn into economy amid trade war with US

China has decided to cut the reserve requirement ratios (RRRs) by one ...

Global lingerie market expected to reach $55 bn by 2024

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Oct 2018

Global lingerie market expected to reach $55 bn by 2024

Global lingerie market in 2015 was worth $33 billion and is expected...

Courtesy: Fast Retailing

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Oct 2018

Fast Retailing operating profit soars 33.9% in FY18

Fast Retailing has achieved a record performance in the twelve months ...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Claudia Kersten, Global Organic Textile Standard

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal, Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel,

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Harsh Shah,

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Kalai Selvi,

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Georg Reinhold, Trützschler  Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Georg Reinhold
Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, a part of the Trützschler Group,...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Johan Berlin, InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Sidharth Sinha, Sidharth Sinha

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search