Category Archives: Designer News

Designers @ the Westword Music showcase

DESIGNERS! Want to be part of the Westword music showcase? On the heels of a sold-out event in 2010, this year’s Westword Music Showcase will be bigger and better than ever! On June 18, a crowd of over 12,000 people will take over the Golden Triangle to see 150 local bands and a handful of national headliners (including Chromeo, Yo La Tengo, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Epilogues and more) on 16 stages. Grab a table in the marketplace and showcase your business to the masses!

Email amanda.lindelow@westword.com and mention you’re a friend of Fashion Denver for a discounted rate on a spot in the marketplace. (The market is usually $750.00 but for Fashion Denver friends it’s $500.00).

This will surely be a fantastic event!


Forever Darling Audtions at Fashion Denver this Saturday!

We’re excited to host the auditions for Forever Darling, this Saturday from 10am-3pm

Are you an up and coming clothing designer and would love to show a collection of 12 outfits in front of 300-500 people!  Forever Darling would like to see the best of the best in local Denver fashion so we are having you audition! If your a local designer and would like to participate in the show we will be looking for the following guidelines.

Originality
creativity
technical abilities
fabric choices
quality and durability

Forever Darling is raising the bar for fashion in Denver, so bring 5-6 outfits of your best work and your portfolio (portfolio can include anything from pictures of your designs, sketches, patterns and or fashion show shots)

Fashion Group International’s Rising Star 2011

FGI's Rising Star

Dear Colorado Designer,

Fashion Group International of Denver is seeking the best new talent in Colorado to compete in Rising Star 2011.  We want to discover the most exciting new fashion design businesses in the state in nine (9) different categories.  This letter is an invitation to you or someone you know that fulfills the competition criteria, to enter the prestigious Rising Star challenge.

Fashion Group International (FGI) is a forum and a force for promoting the advancement of both new and seasoned professionals in the fashion industry.  FGI is a global non-profit organization established in 1930 with more than 6,000 members throughout the world. FGI, Denver Region was established in 1958 and presently has over 150 members!  Part of our mission statement is to advance professionalism in fashion and its related lifestyle industries, to provide a public forum for issues and the business of fashion and to encourage women and men to seek career opportunities in fashion and related industries.  The Rising Star competition fulfills all of the above stated goals.

The Rising Star Award is a bi-annual signature gala event which honors and showcases emerging design and fashion talent in Colorado. Besides supporting our very own scholarship and community outreach education programs, this year we are delighted to share the money raised from our fundraising efforts with VOA’s Brandon Center, an emergency shelter for women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence and The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty.

By applying for this prestigious award, you and your business will gain exposure through the media coverage offered to FGI. The applicants in each design category will be announced and honored at a kickoff event on Friday evening, July 8th to be held at a private estate.

On Saturday evening, October 9th, 2011, FGI and the many Rising Star sponsors and donors will host an amazing runway gala at Red Line Gallery, downtown Denver, featuring category winners culminating in a spectacular awards presentation to the overall Rising Star winner!

To receive an application or more information, please contact Holli Gibson at 720-837-1452 or holli.gibson@lamanblu.com Applications are due by June 20th.

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