Get ready for the biggest fashion party of the year! The largest Urban Fashion show in the Southwest is returning to Phoenix on Sunday, May 31st.
Showcasing a total of 27 brands, with 22 of them hitting the runway, it’s the summer’s first real fashion show and expo. More than 50 male and female models will be walking in the very latest Urban Apparel.
The upscale event will feature boutique shopping, a live DJ, media personalities, and some of the most beautiful and talented models in the Valley of the Sun. In addition, Open Road Films will be there to promote their new movie “DOPE” and they’ll be giving out advance screening tickets to all the guests.
Featuring brands from Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York and around the country, the expo plans to mix street wear brands, urban boutiques, stores, and stylists.
Natasha Castles from Live 101.5 will be hosting the pre-show from 5pm-7pm, with Will & Bianca Locke hosting the red carpet from 5pm-6pm and Bootleg Kev on the turntables.
Sponsors include #Hashtaglunchbag, Paul Mitchell, Art Institute of Phoenix, Nerdy Graphics Clothing, Mella, and Bobby Fresh.
The show is produced and hosted by the talented and beautiful Jazmine Nash and her partner Country Az Hell. They have spent over five months planning and organizing this, and it all gets cut loose next Sunday.
Designers: Raw Ambition , We Don’t Judge, Trillogy, Royally Fly, Fly Girls Only, Raiszor Apparel, 3n3m3, High x Dope, Flybynight Apparel, Dymes Only, FTS Clothing Co, Dre Mack, Mary Jane Smokewear, Le Marie, Buffalo Exchange, Nerdy Graphics, Mella, Pay The Guys, Legends Of Eighty Six, Antoinette Cauley Art, Broke Billionaires, and Eloquent Club.
Tickets are $20 in advance for General Admission ($25 at the door), $35 for VIP reserved seating with a gift bag, and $250 for a booth which includes 3 tickets, 3 gift bags and a bottle of Cognac! As a way to give back to the community, a portion of ticket revenues will be donated to the #HashtagLunchbag project.
The Press Room
441 W Madison Street
When: Sunday, May 31st, 5pm
Meet one of the models: Valerie Ita (pictured in slideshow).
Valerie is definitely someone with drive. She’s a fitness trainer, a fulltime student, a model, and runs her own business. Here’s some background info on one of the shining stars of The Dope Show Two:
“My name is Valerie Ita, I’m born and raised in Nigeria but my hometown is Chicago. I’ve been modeling for a couple years now and I love it! I will be walking for awesome designers in the Dope Show 2, this is the biggest urban show in Arizona so this is an awesome way to give back. I love the fashion industry and I’ve also been an athlete for years, which is how I’ve also branded myself into my own fitness business. I’ve been active consistently for over ten years nows and I’ve been able to maintain a heathy lifestyle for myself and others. My fitness page is @get_mebodied_ on Instagram where I share helpful tips of workout regimes and eating habits. I offer personal sessions and boot camps as well. I’ve modeled in shows such as the World Polo Championships through Phoenix Fashion Week and I’m currently completing my degree in business so that I can build my empire in the fashion industry as well. I love to help people, and with my goals I’m also able to impact the lives of others on a daily basis. I love what I do and what the future holds. Always believe in yourself and stay focused on your dream, the blessings will come!”