As the Spring Swap is just weeks away, CO-OPhx sat down with Amir Saebi of Amir’s La Voûte to talk trends in preparation for his coveted style tutorial session during the Swap on April 21.
With his sense of style perfectly mingling modern statements and vintage finds, we spent five minutes with the local designer and boutique owner on summer style trends, his design inspiration and where he thinks Phoenix fashion is headed:
CO-OPhx: Where does your inspiration come from?
Saebi: My family and classic icons. My style is like Frank Sinatra meets Price.
(He scrolled through photos in his iPhone before finding a more than 100-year-old snapshot of his grandfather and great uncle looking dapper in suits and fancy neckwear.)
That was just how they dressed. My family has always emphasized to look your best.
CO-OPhx: What trends do you see popping up for summer? How can we incorporate them?
Saebi: Neon. Neon has been everywhere. Also, the color of the year is emerald green. Try to have on stand-out neon piece and blend it in with a great pattern. Mix and match it. Patterns with colors like red or navy are great.
CO-OPhx: How would you describe Phoenix style and where would you like to see it go?
Saebi: Laid back, but on the rise. As Phoenix is growing, it’s starting to look more like a city and the trends of a metropolitan city are coming along with it. It’s not 100 percent developed, but it’s heading toward the right direction.
What to expect at the Spring Swap:’
Saebi will be styling modern, “pop art” designed suits with plenty of colors, patterns and more.
A clothing swap, clothing drive and community shopping occasion for ladies and gents. Hosted by 3 neighboring vintage shops, this is a great swap-ortunity to meet new friends and find new-to-you items.
Come Sunday with up to 10 once-loved, still awesome items to swap and unlimited to donate. You drop off and we will set up while you enjoy the rest of the festivities.
What you give is what you receive, so if you bring 10 items, you can swap for 10 items. All donated items will be reused or recycled through ClothingCycle and will benefit Collegetown ASU.
CO-OPhx Spring Swap
Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Swap tickets are $10 and available for a limited time at swapphx.splashthat.com.