ABOUT TfW

Tucson Fashion Week is a community wide experience consisting of three days of unique events that encompass fashion, style, art, and celebrity.

Tucson Fashion Week is owned by House of PM, a collaboration of Paula Taylor Productions and MHS Styling. House of PM has acquired the rights to TFW from Elizabeth Albert, founder, and has Albert’s original vision while staying true to the mission of creating a platform for emerging designers to showcase their work, alongside international designers, local boutiques and national retailers.

In 2013, Tucson Fashion Week presented international designer Betsey Johnson with their very first Inspired Icon Award and also raised thousands of dollars for the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona as well as the Steven M. Gootter Foundation. Since then, Tucson Fashion Week has invited industry leaders from all over the country from Designers and Artists to CEO's of top fashion companies. 

Learn more about TFW's story here.

VISION

Through fashion events, charitable partnerships, unique experiences, and iconic collaborations Tucson Fashion Week is putting Southern Arizona and its creative class on the national fashion and retail landscape.


 
Having my brand be a part of Tucson Fashion Week was one of the best experiences to date. I worked with some of the most talented and honest people in the industry. I was treated like royalty and was able to express myself as an artist without feeling restricted.
— STEVIE BOI, DESIGNER // 2015 SPECIAL GUEST
How to describe last year’s Tucson Fashion Week experience? One word, AWESOME! Produced by House of PM, a Paula Taylor Productions and MHS Styling collaboration, each of the three nights blended seamlessly the fashion, art, and social scene of this dynamic Arizona landscape.

I have participated in many runway venues all over the USA and I have to say none were more spectacular than the setting at the Fox Tucson Theater. This historic and glamorous venue along with the sound, lighting, and custom built runway, all produced by House of PM, showcased not only the Project Runway designers but some serious talent by numerous emerging Tucson designers.

Bravo!
— BERT KEETER, DESIGNER // 2013 & 2014 SPECIAL GUEST
When Paula and Melanie invited me to participate in Tucson Fashion Week I was honored, but I had no idea of what to expect. My mind was put at ease the moment I arrived, as every detail was thoughtful and thorough. Everything I observed, transitions and challenges, were seamlessly and swiftly addressed. The high level of professionalism, of the event and the people, impressed upon me, a lasting mark. Now, when I look back, after the dust has settled and the whirlwind is over, I am grateful to have been drawn together with this group to contribute, even a small part.
— NATHAN LEE COLKITT, ARCHITECT // 2014 SPECIAL GUEST
 

 

OWNERS/CREATIVE DIRECTORS: PAULA TAYLOR & MELANIE HEBRON SUTTON

Paula Taylor has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years.  Presently, she owns Paula Taylor Productions and produces national, regional and international fashion events. Stylist and college instructor, Taylor is the author of the definitive textbook on Fashion show production titled, "How to Produce a Fashion Show From A-Z" published by Prentice Hall/ Pearson Press. Taylor is also an avid collector and historian of vintage designer clothing.

Melanie Hebron Sutton is an award-winning, internationally published fashion stylist based in Tucson, Arizona. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology and post-graduate studies in Retailing and Consumer Sciences from the University of Arizona, Melanie has over 20 years of first-hand knowledge in the fashion industry – starting off as a young model then fashion buyer, editor, prop/wardrobe stylist, and consultant. 

Currently, Melanie channels her creative nature by focusing in wardrobe styling for editorial assignments and commissioned advertising.