Iconic British Fashion Designer Zandra Rhodes to Open Scottsdale Fashion Week

Scottsdale Fashion Week 2017 announces a wide range of designers whose reach extends both nationally and internationally

Scottsdale Fashion Week (SFW), an annual event featuring a selection of the latest collections of the season, will take place March 2 – 8 in the heart of the city of Scottsdale, Ariz. The six-day affair brings together designers, buyers, media, stylists and fashion enthusiasts, offering runway shows and other industry-focused events.

The opening night presents iconic British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale on Thurs., March 2. Rhodes has designed for numerous elite clients such as Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Queen, Paris Hilton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Olsen. With her bold prints, feminine patterns and theatrical use of color, the British designer has had a major role in positioning London at the forefront of the international fashion scene.

Leaflet and chain asymmetrical dress, chain fishnet duster, metal mesh frame chain and crossbody 
by Laurel Dewitt
, Spring/Summer 2017

Fashion designers Laurel DeWitt, Becki Coakley, George Styler and Allie Teilz are featured for Metal + Mirrors runway show on Sat., March 4. Taking place at Livewire in the heart of the Scottsdale entertainment district, this is the premier event of the week, showcasing ready-to-wear and contemporary lines.

The event kicks off with an exhibition by Scottsdale-based shoe designer Coakley. Coakley’s designs combine modern elegance with classic chic with sophisticated eye-catching details. Guests will have the chance to take an intimate look at some of Coakley’s latest designs in an innovative display.

DeWitt found her niche by reimagining the way metal is used in apparel and accessories. Her creativity has been lauded across the industry, and her creations have been worn by many celebrities including Beyoncé, Amber Rose, will.i.am, Lenny Kravitz and Lady Gaga. DeWitt will also participate in a brunch Q&A panel discussion at Dakota on March 3.

Award-winning international designer Styler will also exhibit his latest collection during the Saturday night show. The Los Angeles-based Serbian designer is known for creating bold ethno style ensembles that embody freedom of mind and spirit. His knitwear collections are sociological studies expressed through fashion where words and phrases are replaced by clothing of expressive communicative powers. His work has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Glamour and Elle, among others.

Handmade woolen jacket and sequins pants by George Styler, Fall/Winter 2014

Born and raised in Arizona, Teilz is a DJ, model and designer.Her designs have been featured in a number of publications, including Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and Vanity Fair, and seen on red carpets and stages across the world. Teilz launched her line of affordable, luxury suits for women and men at the end of 2016.

The 2017 designers lineup also includes Goldsheep (clothing line focusing on art and photography printed items), Versakini (swimwear), Yandy (lingerie) and 2GG Apparel (activewear line launched by former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Russ Ortiz).


Scottsdale Fashion Week 2017

March 2 – 8

Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale
W Scottsdale

For more information/tickets, visit scottsdalefashionweek.com.

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