Zandra Rhodes Shines at Scottsdale Fashion Week

Iconic fashion designer opened the fashion event with her bold signature style

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

The opening night featured iconic British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale on Thurs., March 2. Rhodes is hailed the “Princess of Punk” in the fashion community, known for her bold prints, dramatic use of color and ambitious designs. Her work has appeared in top fashion magazines around the world, including Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and Harper’s Bazaar. Over the course of her lengthy fashion career, Rhodes has earned nine honorary doctorates from universities in the U.S. and the U.K., and in 1997, she was named a commander of the British Empire for her contributions to the fashion industry.

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.

You can find signature Zandra Rhodes designs in luxury retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and various online store.

PHOTOS BY STEVEN FELLHEIMER PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Bold prints and accessories

 

Embellished jeans from head to toe

 

Bohemian chic layers

 

Wide-leg summer jumpsuits 

 

The silky bride

 

 

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