Moni Miller is an American cosmetic and fashion designer who lives and works in Tucson, AZ. She started her career as a Principal Assistant in fine clothing for Bonwit Teller of Beverly Hills, and later became a featured makeup artist for Adrienne Arpel. Since 2004, Moni has been a creative designer alongside her daughter Gabrielle, creating custom cosmetics and evening wear for their lines Cry Baby Couture and Crown the Shop. Their work has been recognized by Bloomingdale’s NYC, Chanel, Seventeen Magazine, and others.
Monica Hansen is pleased to introduce her new swimwear and beachwear line Monica Hansen Beachwear. As an international swimwear model Monica Hansen has an intimate knowledge of the fashion industry in general and swimwear in particular having been immersed in the industry for the last 20 years. As a model for many of the top brands, she has firsthand knowledge of the best materials and most flattering fits. To this she has added her own sense of style and creativity to produce this brand new, highly fashionable, luxury, designer line, which she launched just a few months ago at the beginning of 2016.
The line itself is made in Italy from the nest of Italian materials and is manufactured in one of the top factories for many of the high end designer labels. The suits incorporate custom laser cut designs, handmade crochet, real freshwater pearls and unique fabrics and prints that Monica herself has created.
The inspiration for the 2016 debut collection is a 70’s Boogie Nights, Bohemian style, coupled with a Studio 54, Disco counterpart. The upcoming 2017 collection is inspired by 90’s minimalism and versatile athletic styles, yet the soft colors and textured fabrics maintain a feminine, sensual feeling.
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The Shahida Parides brand is a contemporary women's clothing collection. It was started by Shahida Clayton as a dream to create garments that made the wearer feel powerful, sexy, modern, chic, and comfortable.
Shahida Parides embraces modern technology, and yet it is fiercely inspired by nature, culture, and the power of history. Founded in 2003 as a successful designer, manufacturer, and distributor for private labels of major retailers around the globe, and in a matter of just a few years, Shahida's personal dream for designing her own clothing collection came to life and she launched Shahida Parides - a glamorous resort and contemporary collection that began with her modern take on traditional kaftans, halter dresses and her signature digital prints, bold solids, and simple chic separates. It is inspired by breathtaking creativity of other cultures, travels, and the mystical allure of nature.
Shahida Parides has now expanded beyond iconic kaftans and signature prints to include a full Ready-to-Wear, Red Carpet and Luxury Collection simply called, Shahida.
Quinlan Wilhite, the visionary behind local lifestyle movement, QMULATIVE is known best for his appliqués and avant-garde involvement around town, he strives to embody said brand in every sense of the term. “Friends always wanted the latest colorway stickers,” says Quinlan, “so I figured, if I could translate this appeal over to product, it was definitely worth a shot!”
Since learning how to sew from his grandmother in the spring of 2013, what was once an online feed rooted in the automotive scene, music, skateboarding, and the arts – has evolved into a unique agency of sorts. His initiative and consistency have allowed him to come full circle and go from just attending a tradeshow in Los Angeles as an intern, to exhibiting at one amongst some of the region’s heavy hitters. Quinlan strives to provide a fresh approach to fashion by challenging the norms of streetwear, crossing disciplines, educating the consumer, and remaining an avid student of the industry.
At age 27, the Salpointe alum thrives off both aesthetic and function; frequently sewing on-site at markets because of the interactive experience it offers! “My favorite project to date was tailoring a new, tangible identity for local non-profit, Walk With, on their journey to fund the construction of a multi-faceted community center down in Guatemala!”
Noteworthy since Tucson Fashion Week 2015: QMULATIVE pitched at Startup Tucson’s 10 West Festival, was interviewed for the ‘Finding Arizona’ podcast, collaborated with Fed by Threads, and was given feedback by Eli Crane (of Bottle Breachers) at Pima Community College’s spring fashion show.
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Former NYC Club Kid, Richie Rich is an iconic designer and founder of the fashion and cosmetics brand Heatherette. Richie will premiere his new collection called Rich by Richie and feature some exclusive archival designs from Heatherette.
Heatherette was founded in 1999 by Richie Rich and Trevor Rains. They first began designing T-shirts and leather goods, catching the eye of costume designer Patricia Field's legendary downtown store, instantly, Heatherette took off amongst celebrities such as Paris and Nicky Hilton, Naomi Campbell, Amanda Lepore, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, and Ellen Degeneres, amongst others. In 2008, MAC Cosmetics released a Heatherette collaboration featuring various pink and glittery hues inspired by the brand.
Dorota Zglobicka (founder and creator of Theo Doro) is a Polish fashion designer who studied at the Multimedia Department of the Academy of Fine Art in Athens, Greece, and in Gdansk, Poland where she received her Master of Fine Arts. Dorota is also a filmmaker. She has created videos for her fashion shows as well as other film forms.
Recently, enchanted by the natural beauty of the American Southwest, she has moved from Europe to Vail, Arizona, where the Theo Doro Atelier is now headquartered. Dorota says: “I've created my fashion atelier on the most beautiful farm in Vail.”
Theo Doro Fairyland combines modern design with vintage look. The collections, inspired by fairy tales, films, and history of fashion, are girly, cute, and very feminine. Theo Doro creates couture gowns, prêt-à-porter as well as sensual, unique wedding dresses for the bride who is looking for an alternative to the conventional white hues. Menswear and a children's line are soon to follow.