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Sunday, September 20, 2015



We are beyond proud to announce that Maile Cabral, co-founder of Cabral Edwards Management has joined the Southwest's leading fashion industry event as their Director of Public Relations. Phoenix Fashion Week returns to the Talking Stick Resort, showcasing international designers and national sponsors in Scottsdale this October.

Maile will serve as the Director of Public Relations on site for three days of established and emerging designer runway shows at Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW). This year’s event will include Phoenix Fashion Week’s signature Designer of the Year competition, Business of Fashion Seminars presented by FIDM, Model of the Year competition powered by TONI&GUY, and the event’s popular Style Villa shopping experience, inside the impressive space

Since first partnering with Talking Stick Resort in 2011, PHXFW has welcomed thousands of guests and influential industry professionals from around the globe to Arizona, for the chance to discover the next emerging, national and international “it” designers. It will also activate an impressive 2015 roster of top-tier partners and sponsors focused on pushing Arizona fashion forward, including FIDM, TONI&GUY Hair, Modern Luxury / SCOTTSDALE Magazine and new this year, adding the expertise of True Religion Jeans co-founder Kym Gold to the Emerging Designer Bootcamp.

Focusing on the past success of the Emerging Designer Bootcamp, Phoenix Fashion Week has partnered with EVINE LIVE, a national e-commerce portal and home shopping channel.   The EVINE LIVE team has taken a behind the scenes look at these (13) emerging designers’ in the competition and will ultimately select five (5) to sell a capsule collection direct to their (10 million+) shoppers via their online store and cable channel.

“Phoenix Fashion Week is an exciting event that showcases our local talent, and we’re thrilled to be part of the celebration again this year,” said Ramon Martinez, public relations director for Talking Stick Resort. “Our expansive casino floor, world-class restaurants and indoor-outdoor entertainment venues will serve as the perfect backdrop for guests attending this highly anticipated show.”

Talking Stick Resort offers luxury accommodations in high style, fusing innovative design, exciting entertainment and Southwest sophistication making it an ideal host for the week’s stylish event.

“Talking Stick Resort is an ideal partner for PHXFW because of its capability to accommodate our exploding growth,” said PHXFW Director Brian Hill. “At Talking Stick Resort we have it all – stunning surroundings, key amenities and a platform that allows us to create our own signature runway look and feel that rivals fashion weeks in New York, Paris, and London,” he said. “Having our own flexible space, within the property has been a key component to growing our program and has helped us to effectively show the world how Phoenix is fast becoming a game-changing fashion city,” he said.

This year, PHXFW attendees can expect over 27 high-energy fashion shows featuring designer brands ranging from locally to internationally recognized, including stylish sounds by DJ Q, glamorous after parties, and special celebrity guests.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for Phoenix Fashion Week start at $45 for ‘Style’ seating (general admission) and range to $225 for ‘VIP Front Row’ seats and ALL tickets allow access to the Style Villa shopping area and (1) night of runway shows. Tickets can be purchased at

Social Media Information:  Media covering Phoenix Fashion Week are encouraged to use Phoenix Fashion Week and Talking Stick Resort’s official Twitter & Instagram handles and the event hash tags: @PHXFashionWeek on Twitter / Instagram, #PHXFW, @TS_Resort on Twitter (@talkingstickresort on Instagram).

For more information about Phoenix Fashion Week, fashion week schedules, designers and events visit  To purchase tickets visit For more information about Phoenix Fashion Week, to request media credentials or schedule interviews contact Maile Cabral.

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest. The organization’s mission is to bridge the gap between national and international designers and premier retailers and top fashion media. Phoenix Fashion Week’s ultimate goal is to garner global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. For more information, visit:


Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., just east of the Loop 101 on Indian Bend Road, TSR is locally owned and caringly operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The property offers culturally rich experiences and luxury accommodations throughout its 496 deluxe rooms, nearly 300,000 sq. ft. casino, 11 restaurants and lounges, world-class spa, 650-seat showroom, 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, thriving cultural center and more than 113,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.