Denver Designer Efrain Guerrero Presents ALIVE: A Forbidden LOVE Fashion Show

Get ready to awaken your senses for an unbelievable night of mesmerizing fashion designs as told in a story of fashion inspired by two lovers.

Alive by Efrain Guerrero

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Who: Efrain Guerrero is a former FIDM student and Art Institute of Colorado Fashion Design graduate. Efrain is known for his sexy, but modern style in women’s clothing. His designs are edgy, versatile and, may I mention, he loves prints and patterns. His design specialties includes cocktail party wear, special occasion, evening wear, bridesmaids gowns and red carpet style fashion designs.

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Denver Designer Efrain Guerrero supports FCF’s Denver Paint the Runway charity show 2013, re-live it on Youtube here: Denver Paint the Runway.

What: ALIVE: a Forbidden LOVE Fashion Show

Where: VIE Luxe Nightclub: 1427 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 (VIE Luxe Nightclub is a 21+ nightclub)

When: Friday, May 20, 2016: Doors open at 9pm, the fashion show is scheduled to begin at 10pm.

Cost: GA is free but standing area only. Exclusive VIP seating is only $10 at Alivebyefrainguerrero.com.

Why: By attending this show, you will not only be supporting an upcoming Denver fashion designer, but also helping Efrain Guerrero celebrate his 25thbirthday! A Forbidden LOVE Fashion Show is a love story inspired by two lovers who are deeply in love, yet have to force themselves to separate because one is not good for the other. The only way to find out the ending to this tale is to attend this unique experience. Plus, if you are looking for a fun night out, this is definitely the place to be.

Efrain is a fresh designer and he’s going to deliver a new outlook on the Denver fashion scene.

The Host: You might be wondering who is hosting this spectacular event? Drum roll please…Non-other than the beautiful Miss Beverly Hills USA 2016, Taelyr Robinson.

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To learn more about this amazing designer visit his website atAlivebyefrainguerrero.com.

For more information about VIE Luxe Nightclub visit vienightclub.com or call (720) 256-0010.

As a sponsor of this event, First Class Fashionista is so excited for Efrain Guerrero and his upcoming event a Forbidden LOVE Fashion Show. We hope to see all of our amazing fashionable readers and followers May 20th! –-Denver fashion family, let’s come together once again to support our next rising star.

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
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CONTACT:  Mario
info@marioabela.net

The African Fashion Show

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

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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Grand Opening – DENV3R.CO – Colorado Inspired Apparel

Grand Opening – DENV3R.CO – Colorado Inspired Apparel
Created by Colorado Entrepreneurs and Designers  

9. Image of storeMarch 9, 2016 – DENV3R.CO is launching a retail store in the hip and fast growing DU neighborhood, right at the foot of the Broadway & Evans rail station.  

 -Join your Colorado friends in celebrating local entrepreneurship, design and fashion. 

 -Check out Colorado brands that are making noise nationwide.

-Get a peak at the design studio and meet the people behind the apparel created for numerous Colorado businesses and brands. 

-Support Colorado entrepreneurs and be one of the first to wear the fashionable, Colorado crafted apparel.  All DENV3R.CO products will be sold at a 20% discount.  

1. DENV3R.CO Family_ Jeremy (owner), wife Zofia (ESTAINE co-founder), Oreo and baby Ezra

The grand opening will take place on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 2140 South Delaware St. #101 from 4 to 8 pm.  Evans Station Lofts is the newest and most progressive affordable housing community in Colorado that also allows Denver’s creatives and entrepreneurs to stay within the Denver city limits in a hip, award winning building.

“The dream for DENV3R.CO was not only to open a store that celebrates Colorado, but also to support local entrepreneurs by giving them an opportunity to get products into retail and in front of you, Colorado.  For Colorado by Colorado.” Jeremy Picker, CEO

ABOUT DENV3R.CO

DENV3R.CO is a Denver born lifestyle brand that celebrates the beauty of Colorado through comfortable and fashionable apparel.

 DENV3R.CO is a sister company to AMB3R.com, a local apparel design firm that brings fashion to the people by creating apparel that people want to wear for organizations and brands across the country.  

-The DEVN3R.CO store concept was created because the AMB3R team recognized the love we all have for Colorado and the lack of fashionable, quality apparel to show that love. 

2. JeremyFounder, Jeremy Picker, is a veteran in the fashion industry and is passionate about using fashion to do good.  He helps clients in the social impact sector to use apparel as a means to raise funds and awareness.  

Prior to launching his own company, Jeremy toured for 10 years managing music merchandise for major label bands.  He is a cancer survivor and co-founder of ÉSTAINE, a luxury fashion company that strives to spark conversations that lead to early cancer detection. 

Jeremy’s passion is marrying fashion, business and philanthropy.  He went from helping to run an orphanage in Haiti to touring with major label bands as merchandise manager to today creating fashion as a means for doing good.  He, we, are so excited to now show our love for entrepreneurship and Colorado through the launch of DENV3R.CO. 

Massif Fashion Week: Opening Night Runway Showcase

Fashion for a cause, Design for a difference.
Opening Night Runway Showcase
Saturday, April 2nd 2016
Massif Studios
2191 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

Massif Fashion WeekMassif Fashion Week (MFW) is an intimate runway event catered to retail buyers, fashion  enthusiasts, and the garment industry as a whole.

Massif will provide a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on high quality, ready-to-wear collections with an emphasis on construction and attention to detail. Join MFW for an evening of runway fashion, art, photography, and fun followed by a few days of fashion pop-up shop displays in the studio.

This season will include collections from J.Rhoden Designs, Skea, Armada, and Gino Velardi.

Massif Fashion WeekMFW is honored to be supporting Extended Hands For Hope. Proceeds from the event will go to EHH to a local shelter that protects victims of sex trafficking.

The opening night runway event and silent auction is scheduled for Sat. April 2, 2016 at Massif Studios 2191 S. Broadway.

For more information, tickets, and VIP seat reservations please visit massiffashionweek.com
http://www.massiffashionweek.com

Artopia Denver 2016 Recap

I am still reminiscing about the zestful and lively experience I got to share with my Fashion Denver fam at Artopia last Saturday. The event took place at City IMG_0193 Hall Denver (the night club, not the city hall where politics and other government-like stuff happens), and if you’ve ever been there you know it’s super easy to stay entertained and maybe sometimes get a little lost because of the venues three stories. But one of the aspects I loved about Artopia, was how well the setting of the event fit all that it had to offer. Three levels of art, fashion, and culture made for a perfect night for visual pleasure.

The Whiteout Fashion show portion of the evening featured eight designers; AnnaFesta Denver Bespoke, YOCISCO, Leon Designs, Equillibrium, Elyse Rainbolt, Gino Velardi, Mona Lucero and D’Lola Couture. Makeup was beautifully done by Vanity Dollz and hairstyling provided by El Salon.

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AnnaFesta ball dance

AnnaFesta brought some serious energy to the show. The vibrant colors of her designs, the giant glowing balls her models carried, mixed with their awesome dance moves made me want to hop up on stage and shake what my mama gave me too. AnnaFesta is known for designing for plus

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YOCISCO live painting

While I may have been a little distracted during YOCISCO’s slot by the…large men…we thought this designer truly captured the theme and concept of the show: the art of fashion. I’ve never seen fashion designer basically design on the runway and this is exactly what Gab did. If you don’t already know YOCISCO is a sexy men’s underwear line here in Denver. At the show, he painted on his models bums and it made for some awesome “art of fashion”.

Gino Velardi brought his signature style to Whiteout, high class and
serious sass! His designs featured an assortment of shiny golds, bold browns, and fur.

Denver Bespoke’s designs honestly made me wish I could wear suits. AJ takes the average suit, works his magic and transforms a typical vintage look into something exclusive and very unique.

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Brandi with Elyse Rainbolt after receiving her Whiteout design contest winner award.

Elyse Rainbolt brought me back to my 90’s days. I loved the color, faces, and just pure fun of her designs. And congrats to Elyse for being the Westword Whiteout 2016 designer contest winner! Our team thought Elyse Rainbolt and her designs also captured the “art of fashion” theme of the night very nicely.

 

 

When the day comes for me to say “I do” I know exactly the gal I’m

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Deedee Vicory of D’Lola Couture

going to for my wedding dress. Deedee Vicory creator of D’Lola Couture not only brought the white to the Whiteout fashion show but displayed untraditional yet jaw-dropping gowns.

 

 

Leon Design had some seriously fierce looks. From sexy black lace head to toe, to en elegant all white dress with print on the back and sticks stemming from the models wrists and hair reminding me of a lion fish.

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Mona Lucero and her model

Mona Lucero featured chromatic, and vivid dresses. Her collection just looked like it would be so fun to wear on a summer day or on vacation. On of my favorite pieces from the evening, was her red dotted gown that tied at the waste, which also came in black!I also really loved the pink and blue wrap around dresses with print on the front.

Equillibrium was the only designer to feature both a male and female collection. From cameo, to plaid, to leather, even denim I admired Deb’s diversity of sophisticated street fashion.

A huge congratulations to this years master-mind winners! Jeromie Dorrance and Mar Williams! For more information on the designers/hair and or makeup from Whiteout, check out our past interviews with these amazing people featured on this site. As always, stay tuned for all things fun, fashion, and f**ing awesome happening in Denver AND info on our next market!

Day of Caring Colorado

On February 25th the Fashion Denver crew attended An Evening of Caring, presented by The Sue Miller Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness. The evening started off with a silent auction with wonderful packages for all! Spa packages, sports packages even fun kid packages, all to raise money for this amazing cause.

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We sat down to a delicious dinner, listening to the event honorees speak. The Lifetime of Caring Award went to Diane and Steven Levine and the Sue Miller Survivor Award went to Dr. Scot Sedlacek. To hear what these people have done to support breast cancer research was inspiring!

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Lark Acapella Group entertained us singing a fantastic selection of songs.

After dinner, the fashion show commenced! All of the models are breast cancer survivors and each and every one of them looked fantastic. The energy that was exuded throughout the night was powerful!

It wasn’t a typical “walk down the runway” type of event. They had entertaining choreographed dances that accomodated each of the looks down the runway. It was so much fun to watch!

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The first part of the fashion show consisted of fashions provided by Macy’s and the second part of the show were fashions designed by Denver’s own Brooks Luby, designer extraordinaire and breast cancer survivor. I’ve known Brooks for many years and her designs and energy inspire me!

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Brooks Luby on the left with gorgeous survivor and model Saundra Robinson in Brooks’ design.

Katie Shaw looked GORGEOUS in Brooks design!

All the looks in fast forward 🙂

What an absolutely beautiful and inspiring night! I am honored that we got to be in the presence of such inspiration, strength, courage, and love!

 

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