Meet the Creative Directors

CREDIT | Balfour Walker

Paula Taylor (left) and Melanie Sutton (right) are the talented owners and creative directors of Tucson Fashion Week. Together, they've created an event that stays true to Tucson while at the same time elevating the fashion discourse in our community.

Paula Taylor has been in the fashion industry for 18 years.  Presently, she owns Paula Taylor Productions and produces national, regional and international fashion events. Stylist and college instructor Paula 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 pieces.

Melanie Hebron Sutton is an award-winning, internationally published fashion stylist based in Tucson, Arizona. With a Bachelor in Biology and post-graduate studies in Retailer Consumer Science from The University of Arizona, Melanie has 20 years of first-hand knowledge in the fashion industry – starting as a young model to fashion buyer, fashion editor, prop/wardrobe stylist and consultant. Currently, Melanie channels her creative nature by focusing in wardrobe styling for editorial assignments and commissioned advertising.

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