Call out for designers: Fashion Denver Summer Market by the Pool

SUMMER MARKET MAKES A SPLASH
CALL OUT FOR DESIGNERS
Sunday, June 26th from 3-7pm
Riviera at the Breakers
9099 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80247

The Breakers present the Fashion Denver Poolside Market powered by 303 Magazine! Join the Fashion Denver crew for a memorable summer fun fashion market by the pool! SPLASH will feature 15 local Colorado fashion businesses with a mini fashion show presentation poolside!

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The Riviera at the Breakers last summer. Photo by @bshigley

This day of fashion fun is designed for fashion lovers and family as we celebrate summer fun. Designers will have approximately a 10×10 space around the pool and on the patio at the Riviera, to set up their designs and sell throughout the day.  Designers keep all sales that they make and are responsible for sales tax.

This event will be marketed to local media and blogs as well as posters and flyers distributed throughout the city.

Fill out this application and once your application is received, we will get back to you with approval and send you confirmation information soon after.

 

 

CALL OUT FOR MODELS: African Fashion Show

Fashion Denver is currently looking for models for a fashion show that we’re excited to participate in! Featured models will be wearing fashions from various parts of Africa. The show takes place on Saturday June 18th at Meskerem Restaurant.

Fittings for the fashion show will be held at the Fashion Denver HQ at Green Spaces (2590 Walnut Street) on Wednesday June 15th from 6-8pm. We can get you in and out in a flash and you do not need to be here for the full 2 hours.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in modeling!

The African Fashion Show

Mark your calendars for Saturday June 18th for the African Fashion Show!

Purchase tickets here: 

We are thrilled to be part of this amazing fashion show featuring beautiful fashions made by designers from various countries in Africa. This is going to be a culturally eye opening fashion show featuring amazing designers, food, dance, and African entertainment.

If you are a designer and want to get involved in the fashion show, please contact Edith at info@theafricanfashionshowdenver.com .

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Trafficked fashion show: April 29th

An amazing fashion & artistic event benefiting Extended Hands of Hope, April 29th at The Studios at Overland Crossing.

Featuring 9 amazing fashion designers, performers and much more

Margeret Sanzo, HAUS, ScandalousCouture, Leah Kettleson, Sarah Ake, Eddie Ricke, Parasite Eve Designs, Nicole Marsch, Lady Sigyn Designs, & Reworks by Desiree

VIP tickets include food and drink.

Don’t miss this one of kind of event.

Event Photo curosity of Photographer’s Liz Gilani & Andy Winn, Model Madelyn Nicole, Makeup & Hair Kimberely Clay

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The Studios at Overland Crossing – 2201 S Delaware St, Denver, Colorado 80223, Denver, CO 80221 – View Map
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Fashion Denver Happy Hour Wednesday, April 27th

FASHION DENVER HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, April 27th
3053 Brighton Blvd.
6pm-8pm

Fashion Denver Happy HourOften times we get a lot of questions on how to tap into the local fashion scene, what resources are available, are there volunteer opportunities, and so much more! A good place to start is by checking out our links on the right hand side of our website. We’ve got lots of resources there. AND!!! We’ll be hosting a Fashion Denver Happy Hour where we’ve invited the fashion community to come together to connect.

Join us for a gathering of fashionistas from around the city and come and learn. Beer and sake will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring lots of business cards and be ready to connect! I’ll be sharing about the history of Fashion Denver and what we offer as well as introducing different fashion community leaders.

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Our happy hour will take place at the space previously known as Tengu. Right now the space is in a creative brainstorm session, but owner Johnny Klein has graciously opened it up for our private event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

BACKSTAGE: 1990’s London Fashion Week Exhibition

A truly rare insight into the 1990’s London backstage fashion scene.
Bit Factory Gallery
851 Santa Fe Drive
April 1 – 30, 2016; Tue -Sat 11am-4pm
Opens on Friday April 15 until 10pm


LondonFashionWeek-KateMossA retrospective of photography portraits taken backstage during London Fashion Week in the 1990s with a focus on the early shows of fashion legend Alexander McQueen. The beautiful images by British photographer Gary Wallis provide a true insider’s view into rare and special moments in time.

The initial shows of designers including McQueen, Antonio Berardi, Robert Cary Williams and Matthew Williamson are captured stylishly on supermodels such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. The McQueen first collection images have been hidden away unseen for over 20 years until very recently.

http://bitfactory.net/exhibitions/   

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Artist Gary Wallis
Exhibition by Mario Abela.Creative
CONTACT:  Mario
info@marioabela.net

Fashion on Display at Darling! … A Fashion Fundraiser

Darling! A Fashion Fundraiser
A Fashion FundraiserMOPS International, Denver, CO
Thursday, April 14, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Palazzo Verdi
6363 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle,
Greenwood Village, CO

COST  $100 per person,
BOGO for Current MOPS Moms

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MOPS International {Mothers of Preschoolers} and women’s clothing retailer Evereve are partnering for an evening of fashion and fundraising featuring local moms this spring.

MopsDarling! A Fashion Fundraiser will be held Thursday, April 14th at the exquisite Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village, CO. The event includes dinner by Epicurean Catering as well as a fashion show featuring local MOPS moms modeling the Evereve Spring line.

The 2016 MOPS theme A Fierce Flourishing intersects beautifully with Evereve’s mission: To inspire every mom to embrace her beauty and power. Evereve celebrates and empowers moms with contemporary, trend-driven apparel and accessories. With over 60 locations across the U.S. including Aspen Grove, Belmar, Cherry Creek North, Park Meadows Mall and Boulder, Evereve has been noted in 5280, InStyle, Real Simple, People Style Watch, Self, Fast Company and the November 2015 issue of Inc. magazine. 

This year’s keynote speaker is Danielle Stangler, former MOPS mom and Founder / CEO of NeatCheeks – the first-ever flavored face wipes for kids. Founded in 2011, NeatCheeks soared when Danielle appeared on ABC’s SHARK TANK, landing a deal with Barbara Corcoran and launching her product in Babies’’R’’Us nationwide!

The Darling! Fashion Fundraiser provides the perfect venue to honor and celebrate local moms. The models showcasing Evereve’s new Spring line have been selected from local MOPS groups. Their inspiring stories of MOPS’ impact will be shared throughout the evening. Proceeds of this event will benefit MOPS Membership Scholarships.

Visit mops.org/darling to purchase tickets and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

For questions contact Moria Cox at mcox@mops.org.

Denver-based MOPS International is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. Since 1973, MOPS International has served millions of mothers and families in thousands of local MOPS groups across the U.S. and in 38 countries internationally, focusing especially on moms of children age birth through kindergarten.

Contacts:

Moria Cox, Development Coordinator

MOPS International

P: 303.696.2711

mcox@mops.org

Elizabeth Sagaser, Campaign Strategist

MOPS International
press@mops.org

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Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza 2016

On Friday March 12th I was fortunate enough to attend the Green is the New Black Fashion extravaganza and transformation fashion show at the Carbondale Rec Center in the Roaring Fork Valley. For the 8th year in a row, the Carbondale Arts and Humanities Council produces this event as a fundraiser for the Roaring Fork school district. Each year, the show is done with a different theme to send a powerful and motivational message to the audience. This year, the theme of the show was transformation.

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Samadhi Collection by Emily Gold, also the first designer featured in the show.
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Butterfly transformation performance.

I was elated to see that the small, delightful, and quant little town of Carbondale could give rise to such a fabulous production. The show featured 20 designers based in many different locations. From Carbondale itself, to Los Angeles to even Milan, Italy; the diversity of designers was vast. To separate the designers up a bit, this show did something I’ve never seen before. It featured dancing and mime segments before, during, and after the
models strutted down the runway. The performances all emphasized the transformation message/theme to the audience with powerful scenes from a butterfly growing its wings, to a mime performance about a young girl becoming a woman. At first I thought the dancing and other performances were provided as just a bonus, something the audience could enjoy and a way to segment the designers. But as the different performances went on throughout the fashion show, it was clear this “bonus” was in fact not a bonus at all and instead a way to accentuate the “transformation” theme of the show. It was also a beautiful way to intertwine fashion as an art and dancing as an art into one stunning masterpiece.

That my friends, is the beauty and uniqueness of the Colorado fashion scene.  Obviously cities across the world are all unique in their own way when it comes to fashion scenes. But here in Denver and even a small Colorado mountain town, fashion is always portrayed in such an artful and cultural way, with a great emphasizes on community.  Sometimes I think fashion can be stereotyped into something that is only runways and skinny models. But that is not the case, at least not here in Colorado and I am so happy to not only witness this but also be apart of such a powerful and growing community.

Fashion Denver Fashion Camp

Our next camp takes place on Saturday, May 28th!
Click here or details..

On March 19th, we held our fashion camp for fashionistas between the ages of 5-15 and had an action packed day of fun!

Our campers learned about inner beauty and being kind with Denver Style Magazine editor Heather Okimoto. They learned how to introduce themselves and compliment each other in a way that led to new friendships. It was so much fun to see this transpire!

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Next Jeremy Willard and I (Brandi Shigley) shared our upcycle designs and our campers went to work, sketching and making their own designs. A beautiful mess of creativity filled up our headquarters at Green Spaces.

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Model, pop singer, stylist, and producer Dorian Phaero taught our campers how to walk the runway being confident and fierce.

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After they learned the walk, it was off to hair and makeup!

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Shanelle Price, stylist at Henry’s curls our young campers hair.
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Talie Ayers, owner of 3 Little Birds adds a little color to the lips and hair.
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Stylists from Glamour Bar Denver make our campers feel beautiful

After hair and makeup were done, it was time to walk the runway!

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Grand finale walk

We had such a wonderful time! Thank you to all of you who participated in the event and for giving your young fashionista an opportunity to dive into the fashion world!

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Thank you to our team:
Heather Okimoto of Denver Style Magazine
Jeremy Williard
Kelly Craighead
Shanelle Price of Henry’s Salon
Talie Ayers of 3 Little Birds
The Glamour Bar Denver
Meredith Harris Photographers

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