Photos by Cameron Devon of Devon Advertising
City Hall Amphitheater housed the lavish evening of 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend’s first event. Photographers welcomed guests with sponsored backdrops. When inside, the decor remained simple as to promote the showcasing artisans. Even a Schomp Mini Cooper placed by a table of goofy accessories allowed guests to create their own photo booth. As the show was announced, a rush to find your seat quickly overcame the audience.
Representing the love of graphic tees and urban style of L.A., Kid Dangerous introduced Schomp Mini and 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend in true catwalk style. Consisting of the youthful necklines, cuts, and lengths, all the tees were designed keeping in mind the wide variety of women’s body types. Playful slogans included “Party-party-party-party, Humpday, and LA Don’t ♥ U”. To complete the style, the graphic tees looked gorgeous with detailed leggings, acid washed jeans, and bold colored minis.
Haute couture hats by Kitty Mae Millnery was truly a standout collection of the evening. The line, consisting of cocktail hats, veiled pieces and a-symmetric brims, was crafted in elegant autumn colors of mauve, wine, and a brilliant amber yellow. Each piece was adorned with a unique bow, feathers, or an origami flower. Models wore long sleek hair and black cocktail dresses to anchor the sublime workmanship of Kitty Mae Millnery.
No woman can have too many hand bags! Handbags.com presented a collection of elegantly tailored leather bags perfect for any occasion. Styles ranged anywhere from business satchels, hobos, and weekend bags to cross body and day packs. An over sized brief case with a classic bowling ball bag design was a modern touch on a vintage idea. With styles for day and night, you are sure to find a fabulous addition to your favorite ensembles.
The runway finale was presented by 50 Dresses by Tess Vigil. Sculpted necklines, lady-like silhouettes, and flirtatious hemlines displayed a nouveau touch to vintage-inspired styles. 50 Dresses had a thoughtful mixture of solids and print designs as well. Playful polka-dots, form-fitting stripes, and an intricate skull print were among the piece shown. Ranging from work appropriate dresses to evenings out, 50 Dresses truly had some special for all ages and body types.
As the lights dimmed, the headlining beauty and make-up show was soon to begin. Each of the seven looks was created by talents of a make-artist and body painter. The theme ventured into the essence of some of some of the most beautiful paintings including ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh, ‘Woman in the Hat’ by Matisse and Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Virgin’. Artists portrayed the painting using the model’s entire body – truly a moving piece of art! One of the most outstanding recreations of the evening was Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Drowning Girl’ created by Katelyn Simkins and Alan Anderson of Colorado Skin Works. The artwork not only captured the emotional struggle of the drowning woman but also depicted a superhero-like power in the expressive eyes. All the artistic participants demonstrated a sensitivity to the original work of art while still projecting personal style and creativity.