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The Cotery Pop Up
Friday, September 4th at 6pm and runs Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Buffalo Exchange 51 Broadway

Lauri MurphyBoulder-based startup The Cotery is collaborating with Denver’s Buffalo Exchange back gallery to host a unique art show and pop-up shop bringing exclusive, locally designed, limited-run fashion to Denver.

The Cotery is an online marketplace where creatives can design and sell limited edition, small batch USA made garments with no upfront costs. The Cotery handles the production and the shipment to the customer (AKA the hard stuff), allowing the artist to focus on what they do best!  

Mantra by SDK-1The fashion art show “Cut and Sew” will showcase limited-run garments designed by local artists, accompanied by the original artwork which gave life to the clothing. Featured artists include Ancient + Future, Heather Taylor, JDP, Katy Zimmerman, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Samuel Mata, SDK, and Will Day.    

The event will be hosted by new and used fashion retailer Buffalo Exchange in Denver, and customers will have access to pre-selling designs as well as in-stock pieces which have been produced recently by The Cotery. Be sure to come by and get your hands on some of these limited-run designer garments, and don’t miss the whisky tasting sponsored by Blank & Booth Distilling Company on opening night! 

The Cut and Sew fashion art show and pop-up shop will be hosted at the Denver Buffalo Exchange at 51 Broadway Street, Denver, CO 80203. The show opens on first Friday, September 4th at 6pm and runs Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Questions? More Information?  Contact Tricia Hoke- 720-987-6807



Fashion Camp Success

Saturday, July 25th we held our 2nd annual Fashion Camp at our new headquarters at Green Spaces down in the RINO district. We had 13 kiddos ages 7-11 and what a blast we had!

A HUGE shoutout goes to Back on the Rack, Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys, and Lowbrow Denver!

Thank you for providing clothing for our styling segment!
Thank you for providing the dolls to makeover!
Thank you for providing the art supplies Lowbrow Denver!

Here is an overview of our day of fashion fun!

It was so much fun to hear about Michael Sullivan’s experience in the fashion world, diving in with all of his passion and making his dream come true.

Michael Sullivan speaks about LOVE
Michael Sullivan shared his experiences as a designer and one of my favorite parts, taught the fashionistas about self-love! Here they hug themselves, accepting who they are in all of their brilliance!

After the designer talk, we dove into making fashions for old dolls from the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. These dolls needed major makeovers!

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Our campers dove into the fashion challenge giving the old dolls makeovers.
Fashion Denver Fashion Camp
Some of the girls brought their own dolls and made a new outfit.
Fashion Denver fashion camp lineup!
Our dolls all lined up! Thank you to the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys for the doll donation. Some of these dolls are the campers favorite dolls.
Fashion Denver fashion camp
Even our speakers Michael and Dorian designed dresses!

After the dresses were made, we got into making paper purses. My paper purse career was how I first got into the world of fashion back in 1983. Making these paper purses turned into a real business when in 1999 I started B.Shigley designs. It was so fun to see the creations that the campers designed!

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Making paper purses
Fashion Camp
Jade and Parker collaborated on their bag! Parker shows us her ID!
Fashion Camp
Making paper purses
Fashion Camp Paper Purse Time
Fashion Camp Paper Purse Time

Now! We’re off to the boardroom to listen to Dorian Phaero of Phaero Creative talk about STYLING! Dorian shared how to style keeping in mind the other person’s interests, comfortability level, and much more! They campers listened contently as Dorian shared his expertise.

Dorian Phaero talks styling
Dorian Phaero talks styling

A HUGE thank you to Back on the Rack for lending us clothing for this segment of our fashion camp!

The campers went straight to work partnering up with another camper that they DIDN’T know!
Styling underway with our campers

NEXT! To walk the runway! Or in our case… the alleyway!

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Campers learn from Dorian how to walk the walk in their styled outfits from a fellow camper!
Fashion Camp
A big thank you to Back on the Rack, a children’s clothing consignment boutique in Denver!

What a fun day we had! It was such an amazing experience to see these fashionistas in action, collaborating, creating, and most of all having fun!

I think we’ll do another fashion camp in December! Stay tuned!!

“Empowering Women Through Fashion & Beauty”

Denver’s Salwa Owens Presents “Empowering Women Through Fashion & Beauty” 

Saturday, May 23rd 12:30pm – 3:30pm                                                                   Hotel Monaco Lobby 1717 Champa Street                                                            Ticket Information


Denver fashion designer Salwa Owens invites you to attend a glamorous day of fashion shows, indulge in exquisite sweets and cocktails, enjoy live musical entertainment, have 11206474_734940663289276_6430198465262132549_oexclusive trunk show access, and be treated to beauty services to help you feel extra spoiled and empowered on Saturday, May 23rd from 12:30 to 3:30pm in the lobby of Hotel Monaco, 1717 Champa Street in Denver. In honor of some of the most empowering women out there, Moms, this event will be friendly to all ages and mini fashionistas are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ohio Health Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group, which assisted Salwa in her time of need. or

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