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Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design Recap

 

source: highsnobiety

What the brand Comme des Garcons means to you, can mean something completely different to me; that is the beauty of the world that Rei Kawakubo has created. Japanese fashion is like poetry. No matter how old a piece of poetry is, the intimacy and the feelings evoked from the imagery is subjective to the reader, and lasts forever. This holds true to the way that different consumers and admirers interpret collections presented by designers such as Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. Sometimes, a collection will fly over someone’s head. They assume that the collection is irrelevant, because they have yet to understand or experience the meaning behind the collection. For others, the collections presented may click with their psyche in a way that will changes their lives forever.

The world put proportions and aesthetic in a box. When designers such as Rei and Yohji appeared, they changed the way people looked at proportions. In the 80’s, they introduced new silhouettes that are still profound today. The well curated, vintage outfits presented years ago, at Shock Wave are historical looks that innovated the fashion world and continue to challenge the modern world.

 

source: nickknight.com

To me, the looks presented that I admired were the ones that transformed and influenced menswear from the same designers. It showed me that womenswear and menswear can transcend beyond gender and when mixed, something beautiful is born. Yohji Yamamoto used menswear as his main influence for his womenswear(Femme) collections and created something so sensual and refined. There were noire inspired looks, punk inspired looks, menswear inspired looks, traditional Japanese silhouettes, womenswear and looks that could only come from the imagination of Rei, Yohji and Issey Miyake. These designers can take different influences from cultures all over the world and make it unique to their style of clothing, as if they were a part of that culture their entire lives. It is truly incredible what these designers have done for the fashion community. This exhibition pays homage to them, and thanks them for introducing designs that have transformed the way womenswear and menswear are tailored and worn.
I encourage everyone in Colorado to visit this exhibit. What you take away from the exhibit will differ from my experience, and the person next to you. Your perceptions can only come from the intimacy that Japanese fashion brings out individually.

Day of Caring fashion show: Thursday, March 2nd

Day of Caring is pleased to invite the community to their 5th annual ‘Evening of Caring’ gala to be held on Thursday, March 2nd, at the Grand Hyatt (located at 1750 Welton Street in downtown Denver) from 5:30pm – 9:00pm; reception and silent auction will begin at 5:30pm.  

Purchase tickets here…

Each year Day of Caring honors one individual with the Sue Miller Survivor Award and the 2017 Honoree is Mrs. Arlene Johnson.  Day of Caring also honors community members who exemplify excellent service/work in the breast cancer community.  This year’s Lifetime of Caring Awardees are Dr.  Barb Schwartzberg  – Medical Field, and Ms. Antoinette Paniagua – Community Volunteer. 


The evening will culminate with a survivor fashion show featuring clothing from long time Day of Caring sponsors Macy’s, and Brooks Ltd., who creates one of a kind looks for the fashion show. Models will be dressed to highlight the 2017 gala’s “Evening in Paris” theme. We are excited that our co-mcees for the evening are Taylor Temby, Weekend Anchor at 9News and Murphy Huston, radio personality at KOSI.
 

Day of Caring currently offers support to survivors and co-survivors by hosting an annual educational symposia where low income survivors are able to attend through the Judy Ungerman Scholarship Fund.  Additionally, the Survivor Assistance Program provides non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer survivors (rent, utilities, groceries, etc.) and Day of Caring is currently exploring ways to expand services and programs in 2017. 

Thirty-five years ago, the Sue MillerDay of Caring  opened its doors as the first breast cancer not for profit support organization in Colorado.  Since inception, they have provided unduplicated educational services and programs to over 17,500 individuals and they serve breast cancer patients and survivors in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties.

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December 8th: Frost Fashion Market {shopping & beauty}

Save the date! Thursday, December 8th 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Fashion Denver and Beautycounter team up with Matthew Morris Salon and Jaded Beauty for FROST, an evening full of shopping and beauty to raise money for Colorado non-profit Warren Village. Frost takes place at Green Spaces, a sustainable co-working space located in the heart of the RINO district at 2590 Walnut Street. This event is free and open to the public.

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Shoppers are invited to get some holiday shopping done and with a plethora of local Colorado fashion businesses, there will be gifts for everyone on their holiday wish list.  Shoppers are also invited for a beauty makeover as Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare and Jaded Beauty, transform shoppers with holiday hair and makeup styles. Once transformed, they will be whisked over to one of our photographers, either Meredith Harris Photography or Everything in Focus for a portrait shot. 100% of proceeds from this beauty session ($35.00) will be donated to Warren Village.

Warren Village exists so low income, single parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency.

Beautycounter’s mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone. Beautycounter is a disruptive beauty brand dedicated to radical change in an unregulated industry. Their mission is to create access to safe and high performing products. One should never have to sacrifice safety in the name of beauty. 

Music and holiday treats will fill the space with merriment.

FEATURED:

Darlene C. Ritz
Eisentraut Jewelry
ENZEN
Equillibrium
GreenLeaf
Horndribbles
katybelle
Park Hill Designs
Rachel Marie Hurst
Rainsford
Scout and Molly’s Boutique
SugarLove LLC
The Urban Angels
TheLuxeDen
Topping Designs LLC
Victa Designs

 

French Fashion & Champagne

French Fashion & Champagne
Meet the Fashion experts with Fashion Denver
December 12th 6pm-9pm
Alliance Francaise de Denver
Register here

Oui oui oui! We are going to have a great time as we partner up with Alliance Francaise de Denver for an absolutely unforgettable night with the experts who have worked in Paris in the fashion world. Sip on some bubbly, learn some French and be inspired!

mannequin-1223891SPECIAL GUESTS:

  • Florence Muller : Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art & Curator of Fashion @ the Denver Art Museum, regularly works with Yves Saint-Laurent, Dior, LVMH etc.
  • Leila Korn : Owner and head stylist @ The Nouveau Style 
  • Christine Oury : Former PR Director for the Federation Française de la Couture who organized the Fashion Week’s défilés in the Louvre 
  • Sabine Lerus Watson : Former Direction and PR assistant for Yves St Laurent’s Public Relations and Production Agency “KCD”
  • Terrence Timmerman : Mario Testino’s Former Project Manager in the 80’s-90’s

Watch our Facebook Live video from our meeting last week…

 

 

DFW Fall 2016

img_2001-3romeofernandez_dfwDENVER, COLORADO – On Nov. 10, Colorado’s largest fashion show will return for the fall season. The bi-annual event will once again highlight the best in fashion, design and beauty with three nights of incredible style on Nov. 10, 12 and 13 at City Hall Amphitheater, 1144 Broadway, Denver, Colorado. With 17 fashion designers and brands and 21 salons participating, 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Week(end) presented by Schomp Automotive is going to be bigger and better than ever.

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“DFW sets the standard for fashion shows in Denver. From local designers, to the best boutiques, salons. and national brands, you will see it all here!” said Denver Fashion Week(end) producer Charlie Price

As a member of the media, we would like to extend an invitation for you and a photographer to attend either Saturday, Nov. 12 for our local and national fashion or on Sunday, Nov. 13 for the 10 Year Anniversary of the legendary Hair Show featuring over 20 salons. Spots for Thursday, Nov. 10 are also available.

Doors are at 7 p.m. where there will be pop-up shops and complimentary bites from restaurants including Postino, Sugarmill Desserts, Rolling Pin Bakeshop on Thursday and Little Man Ice Cream, Adrift, Bonanno Concepts and the soon-to-debut LOW Country Kitchen in LoHi on Saturday and Sunday. The show will start approximately at 9 p.m. each night but we suggest you arrive by 8 p.m. to secure your spot. For questions about tickets, general info or to setup an interview please contact Brittany@303magazine.com; For questions about photography please contact Kyle.Cooper@303magazine.com. The official hashtag of Denver Fashion Week(end) is #303DFW.

Featured designers include:

Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Kotomi Yoshida, Frances Roces, Maggie Burns, Night by Charlie Price, Rachel Marie Hurst, Steve Sells, Anthony H, Tyne Hall, Femme Fatale Intimates, Velvet Wolf, Margaret Sanzo, Scout & Molly, Fab’rik, Georgine and John Paul Ataker NYC.

Featured salons include:

Charlie Price, Antoine Du Chez, The Parlour, Mode, Swank, The Look, Beauty Underground, Goldie and Bob, Artemis & Birch, KTB Hair & Funk Styling, Ansley Meredith, Marlene Romero, Javier Jaimes, Chad & Co, Stephan Lauren, James Mucker, Halo Salon, Bri Bird, Rita B, Beto’s Salon and Blow Dry Lounge.

Call out for designers: FROST

Fashion Denver Mini Market with Matthew Morris &  and Beauty Counter
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
6pm-9pm
Green Spaces
2590 Walnut Street

$105.00 to participate

Join the Fashion Denver team, Matthew Morris Salon & Beauty Counter for an unforgettable evening as we jump into the holiday season! This event will be action packed and we would LOVE to have you and your fashions there for a shopping and beauty extravaganza!

Guests will be able to:

♥ Shop amongst Denver’s amazing designers for gifts for the people in your life! YOU

♥ Get your hair and makeup done by Matthew Morris salon and Denver makeup artists. 

♥ Get a headshot

♥ Learn about what beauty products are best to use and learn some beauty secrets! 

Continue reading Call out for designers: FROST

Mark your calendars for Red Ball 2016

RED BALL
November 20th
Exdo Event Center
Tickets available

It’s been wonderful to be part of Red Ball for so many years and this year’s Red Ball is going to be off the richter scale! Designers have been chosen, entertainment and details are being finalized and tickets are now available!

Red Ball is a hip and cutting-edge runway experience to raise awareness for World AIDS Day and to support services provided by Denver Colorado AIDS Project.The event is an ultra-chic signature event of Denver Colorado AIDS Project that blends high-end fashion from a number of local designers, innovative and outrageous hairstyles from over a dozen local salons, and exquisite make up artistry to produce an evening of style and flair unlike any other.

Featured designers:

  • Darlene C. Ritz
  • James Silvrants
  • Keren Holloway & Sue Oksa
  • Kimono Dragons
  • Juan Carlos Medlendez-Ramos
  • Anna Festa
  • Kotomi Yoshida
  • Eddie Ricke
  • Rachel Hurst
  • Courtney Volkel & Reanne Chase
  • Bradley Allen
  • Helene (Eve) Jenkins
  • Megan Summerville
  • Michael Morton

Featured Salons

  • 3 Little Birds
  • Tallgrass Spa & Salon
  • K Murphy Creations
  • Flaunt Salon
  • Babooshka
  • Belle & Beau
  • Planet Laboratories
  • J Gregory Salon
  • Copperfalls Salon & Spa
  • Lifespa
  • Studio: A Collective of Stylists
  • Vanity Dollz Studio
  • Shear Barbering

A cocktail reception, amazing entertainers, a substantial and compelling silent auction, and special guests make this the event to see and be-seen in Denver. Funds raised at Red Ball support services provided by Denver Colorado AIDS Project and its mission to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and provide for those affected by the disease.

8th Paranormal Palace Denver Charity Halloween Event

8th Paranormal Palace Denver Charity Halloween Event
Saturday, 10/29/16
9:00 PM
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax
Denver, CO 80202
Tickets here: Use “FashionDenver” for a discount

halloween-party-2016-denver-paranormal-palace-kevin-larson-presents5Just announced: Jason from “Friday the 13th” and Alex Vincent from “Child’s Play 1 & 2” will be judging the costume contest | DJ FutureFunk | Rowdy Shadehouse live band | UFC Superstar Brandon Thatch | Brandi Shigley Announcer | Sammy T live performance | Performers defy reality and gravity, world class slack line.

Denver Halloween commences  as you enter through the mouth of a 25’ skull and explore a cursed mausoleum ablaze with lights and crawling with the living dead.  Strongmen showcasing feats of strength, the Hall of Insane Clowns, the Damned City, a hanging crow’s cage, giant LED-lit swings, pyromaniac contortionists dangling from the rafters, purple lightning, a bodiless table, ghosts, illusions, shenanigans and whatever your imagination conjures into being.

From the funny, the crazy, the crafty, the scantily clad, the horrific…the guests’   movie-level costumes are entertainment in their own right for this Halloween in Denver.

halloween-party-2016-denver-paranormal-palace-kevin-larson-presents1Last year, the Little Green Plastic Army Men ousted Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Before that, Lieutenant Dan with the help of Forrest Gump taught Iron Man that he was a “Marvel shrimp.”  With $2000 on the line, who will go to battle this year?

Monster beats from Top 40 mash-ups to hip-hop 80’s and terrifying grooves that pound the Palace walls.

Liberating libations flow from the darkest realms and for VIPs, titillations from top shelf spirits and fermented crimson grapes fresh from the harvest abound.

VIP:

Private entry, bar, bathrooms! An exclusive island sanctuary – at arm’s length from the hoard of damned souls.

Sweets, treats, smell my feets, you will find some good things to eats.

Tickets:

  • ALCOHOL INCLUDED in all ticket purchases
  • GA – $79
  • VIP – $129
  • Table Reservations – $99
  • Couch Pit – $299

Party with a Purpose as we celebrate V2 Education Foundation

www.ParanormalPalace.org by KevinLarsonPresents