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Fashion Denver {Established 2004}

With a wealth of talented local designers and fashion community builders in Denver, the mile high city is on the rise as a style scene all of its own. Created as a way to unite local designers with both the public and each other, Fashion Denver works to build networks, create business relationships, and allow the fashion industry to flourish.

Through our fashion markets, fashion shows and business development, we work to grow our fashion community.

Photo by Robins Photography
Fashion Denver founder Brandi Shigley Photo by Robins Photograph

About Brandi Shigley| Founder of Fashion Denver

Fashion isn’t just for New York, Paris, and Milan anymore. Brandi Shigley is helping Colorado become an unlikely fashion hot spot as she celebrates 17 years of independent business in the world of style.

Colorado isn’t usually recognized as a trendsetter in the world of design, but Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver is working to change that. With eleven years of style success under her belt and a newly expanded showroom space that offers the latest in local style, Brandi is a young entrepreneur determined to put Denver on the fashion map.

Adopted from the Philippines, Brandi found a home in Colorado where the growing community and supportive business environment helped in developing her own ventures. From being creative designer at an early age, Brandi began working for herself almost immediately out of college. She started her first business at age 23 by designing custom handbags under her label “b.shigley designs,” creating funky one-of-a-kind purses. A success both locally and internationally, Brandi’s bags were featured in Lucky Magazine, Denver Business Journal, 5280 Magazine and International Design. Popular with local fashionistas and beyond, Brandi’s bags were also sold in boutiques in Paris, London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, San Diego and her hometown of Denver. Her designs were also used as gifts for donors and performers at the Paris Opera. One of her greatest honors was receiving the Mastermind Award from Denver’s alt-weekly newspaper, Westword, for her business acumen and her efforts on behalf of the independent arts and design community.

As a designer, Brandi quickly learned the nuts-and-bolts of running a successful business and in the process gained a greater perspective on the world of fashion. Brandi opened Fashion Denver in 2004 as a way to use her knowledge and enthusiasm to grow the local community.

Brandi continues to share her expertise through Fashion Denver fashion markets as well as in her popular workshops “Do what you love. Love what you do” and provides personalized business consulting for aspiring entrepreneurs. The quarterly fashion markets bring in shoppers from all over the area and offer designers a chance to promote their designs with fashion shows and performances.

The Fashion Denver team continues to build on the thirteen year-long tradition of making Colorado a thriving place for fashion, locally owned businesses, and entertaining events.

IN THE PRESS: Media coverage over the past decade.

About Sydney Scarola: Fashion Denver blogger and gal about town

Hello fellow fashion lovers, my name is Sydney and I’m so excited to be apart of the Fashion Denver squad! From a young age I always found myself trying on my mom’s designer shoes, which were five sizes too big for me, playing with her lipsticks, which I definitely couldn’t even line my lips properly, and always being opinionated on what she wore. Thanks to her heavy influence and extensive fashion knowledge, I became enthralled with the fashion world and all it had to offer.

I’m inspired by the creative field and endless limits, the ability for individual expression, and the energy and ever changing pace. I have a YouTube channel (Sydney Scarola) where I post anything from fashion lookbooks to beauty tips and tricks. This has allowed me an outlet to express myself and share some of my personal style views.

Being apart of the Fashion Denver squad is everything I’ve ever dreamed of. I want to learn some of the ins and outs of the Denver fashion scene because it is unlike any other market out there. It is on the rise and is changing the way Colorado views fashion and style. I also love writing and writing about fashion! I couldn’t think of anything more fitting for me. It is truly my dream to be apart of this team and cannot wait for what’s ahead!

 

Supporting Colorado designers since 2004 through production of fashion markets, fashion shows, and business development

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