Welcome to Fashion Denver! This is our 10-year anniversary of bringing our Colorado designers together and WOW, has our fashion community evolved! We are continuing to grow and it is becoming clear that there is no need to go to New York or LA, we’re building a fashion scene of our own, Denver style! Bookmark our website to learn about upcoming events, workshops, and much more!
When I saw this outfit, I couldn’t help but take a picture. Sarah, a California native and fashion blogger, had a perfectly put together, on trend outfit for spring. Her floral pants look great with her black wedges and sparkly statement necklace! She looks effortlessly chic.
Love Sarah’s Style? Check out more of her fashion forward outfits on her blog, here: http://bit.ly/1hYetri
GlamBomb 4 took place this past Wednesday night, April 16. An event not to be missed, Glambomb took place at a stunning mansion in the highlands with breathtaking views of downtown Denver. The home won the Mayor’s Design Award in 2011. Glambomb is a series of events that showcases jewelry designers from around the country to benefit charity. This season’s event benefited First Descents, a Denver nonprofit organization that sends young adult cancer survivors to outdoor camps for a trip of a lifetime.
The event displayed 21 jewelry designers, some local to Colorado and others from around the county. Many of the designers were in attendance, allowing customers to talk to the designer and learn about the inspiration for the piece. All of the jewelry was one of a kind and very unique.
The sold out event was wildly successful and raised enough money to send at least 3 campers on a trip.
Brad Benefiel is a wonderful friend of Fashion Denver and when we decided to close down the retail side of things and convert it into the office to turn dreamers into doers, he designed our dream space! Complete with a treehouse, a bar, a foosball coffee table, and much much more, he created a space that allowed for us to accomplish all of our dreams!
Brad stopped by today, looking stylish, as per the usual. He’s rockin’ his shirt he bought in Argentina by an Argentian company along with some pants by H&M and sneakers designed by DVS. The sneakers are actually designed for fixed gear cyclists and provide support for the petals, all the while looking ever so stylish.
Check out Brad’s work at www.benefieldesign.com!
The second night of Denver Fashion Weekend was the Fashion Association Denver’s Spring into Style event for First Friday. First Friday takes place the first friday of every month in various art galleries, museums and studios around the Denver area. For the month of April, the Fashion Association Denver hosted Spring into Style, which took place at the new Fashion Design Center in Denver. Sponsored by Fashion Denver, the Fashion Design Center of Denver and the Fashion Arts fund, the event had a unique concept.
Each designer was allowed to bring one model dressed in their designs (or wear their own designs themselves.) Each designer had a chance to talk about their unique design and mingle with the rest of the Denver fashion industry. The Denver Fashion Truck and Judith and Joe, two mobile boutiques also joined the fun and allowed guests a chance to browse their new merchandise.
This past weekend 303 Magazine hosted Denver Fashion Weekend. On Thursday April 3, the event kicked off with a street style fashion show. The multilevel venue, near city hall was perfect for a fashion show.
The show highlighted three DFW’s sponsors and allowed them to show off their Spring/Summer 2014 collections . Schomp Mini, associated with BMW’s Mini Cooper, went first showing a collection of graphic T’s and weekender duffel bags. Burton, a snowboard company, displayed their activewear collection ranging from shorts, T shirts and hoodies to backpacks and hats. Last but not least, Ducati, a motorcycle brand, wrapped it up by showing their collection of jackets and T shirts highlighting their brand name.
The event kicked off Denver Fashion Weekend well, and started the buzz for the events to come.
This past Tuesday evening, I stopped by Porch Light Real Estate Group on S. University for a collective trunk show featuring Live Worldly, Hailee Grace, and Feline Swimwear. This uber chic office was transformed into a mini boutique and I was able to get a sample of these 3 companies, all female owned and operated. It was pretty much a “Girl Power” kind of evening with wine and snacks.
Of course, since we are sponsored by Luna Bars, I brought over the latest and tastiest of protein bars making sure that the girls took boxes home for when they may get a little hangry (hungry-angry… oh wait.. is that just me?).
I tried on 3 different swimsuits and finally settled on mix and match top, florescent green, harkening back to my 7th and 8th grade years, but now, a little sassier. I felt like a teenager and a slumber party having so much fun gabbing with the girls and running around in my swimsuit.
Live Worldly operates online bringing the latest of fashions that are giving back to the community. They brought a variety of athletic gear from yoga pants, running jackets, to a cute selection of bicycle messenger hats. They carry a collection of designers and brands from all over the world!
Hailee and Grace, a boutique located on Larimer Square, is a fairly new boutique, getting ready to celebrate their 1-year anniversary. The boutique is named after the owners Hailee and Grace, two stylish friends with a passion for fashion. We had a great time hanging out, being silly, and taking #selfies I walked away with a really cute lace bralette. I think I’ll need to pick up more colors!
Feline Swimwear SPRING INTO SUMMER TRUNK SALE!
Porch Light Real Estate Group
747 S. University Blvd.
Tuesday, April 8th
Come get ready for summer with ALL the items you may need!!
From swimwear to shorts, tank tops to maxis, jewelry, bags and MORE, we have something for everyone who is ready for the spring into summer fun!
Light sips and snacks will be provided.
Spring Into Style
Friday, April 4th
Fashion Design Center
3301 Lawrence Street #3
In partnership with 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend, FAD (Fashion Association of Denver) is inviting Colorado fashion designers to Spring Into Style by presenting one of their designs at the new Fashion Design Center!
Designers! One Design. One Model. Designers, you are responsible to bring your model or wear your own design or both.
This is the first official FAD event and it’s being sponsored by Fashion Denver, Fashion Design Center- Denver & the Fashion Arts Fund! Come and show your newest work for Spring 2014 and network with other fashion designers and industry professionals!
The Denver Fashion Truck and Judith and Joe will be parked out front for you to come and check out local mobile fashion.
Also, look for the Fashion Denver Beauty station where models can get their hair and makeup done by Fashion Denver stylist Erin Hickey. PLEASE NOTE: This is just a little makeup and hair quickie! Have the basics of makeup complete. Afterwards, have your photo taken on our red carpet!
Drop in anytime and mingle with our fashion industry!
Please let us know that you’ll be attending by RSVPing on our Facebook invite!
Spring DXC / Dunxkchange
Saturday April 12th
Fashion Denver is a proud promotional sponsor of the Spring DXC / Dunxkchange! With our love of sneakers, the Denver Nuggets, and Colorado cheer, this is an event not to be missed!
This Spring DXC/Dunxkchange will be making its way to Mile High in the form of a stampede of sneakers. April 12th music, art, fashion, & sneaker enthusiasts will gather at Pepsi Center with the Denver Nuggets for the opportunity to buy, sell and trade sneakers and clothing. Event attendees will receive access to the Dunkxchange that afternoon, Colorado All Star High School Basketball game and the Denver Nuggets Vs. Utah Jazz game that evening. This DXC will feature a lineup of vendors that represent clothing brands, artists, boutiques, and shoe collectors that are offering a variety of products and services. The DXC opens its doors to all and routinely houses and converts attendees to the coined phrase “Sneaker Heads.”
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DESIGNERS WANT TO GET INVOLVED? DOWNLOAD INFORMATION HERE!