Category Archives: Designer News

CALL OUT FOR DESIGNERS: Spring fashion market

Wooooo hooooooo!!!! We are thrilled to announce that our spring fashion market will be held at the breathtaking and historical piece of Denver… The Byers-Evans House Museum located on the corner of 13th and Bannock, right behind the Denver Art Museum!

The Byers-Evans House Museum

If you can imagine the lawn and gardens and throughout the courtyard will be filled with 25 Colorado designers and fashion businesses for a fashion day of fun! We’ll have croquet, tea and tea sandwiches, live entertainment, and spring fashion!

If you are a Downton Abbey fan, my inspiration comes from the outdoor scenes at the grand castle! I know the Byers and Evans families would be thrilled to see such beautiful fashions on their lawn and in their courtyard!

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Warren Village needs our help!

After spending time with the inspiring women at Warren Village, I want to continue to help this amazing organization as much as possible! This email came across my desk and I wanted to pass along the information and see if there is anything you may be able to contribute to make this day spectacular! Please see Brianna’s message below and contact her directly….

Thank you in advance!
Brandi S. Shigley | Founder of Fashion Denver


I am writing to let you know about an upcoming event benefitting Warren Village parents called “Millionaire’s Pampering”. This event, which will take place on April 11th, has been put on by a dedicated volunteer for the last 20+ years, and the goal is to give our parents a relaxing day of beauty and pampering treatments, free of charge. It’s a day that builds confidence and self-esteem, and makes everyone feel valued and beautiful! The event is entirely coordinated and hosted by volunteers who bring in massage therapists, hair stylists, and beauty professionals to serve 50 parents. 

Warren Village

To make this day really special, we are seeking small gifts and door-prizes. These could range from gift certificates to hair brushes, jewelry to make-up, and everything in between. I know you put on your amazing fashion show each year, and I wondered if you might have any contacts who would be interested in supporting our event with in-kind donations or volunteer services.

 I’d be happy to discuss any of this in further detail, and of course, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions at all!

Brianna Cook | Volunteer Services Manager

Warren Village
1323 Gilpin St.
Denver, CO 80218
303-320-5032-direct office

Call out for our Fashion Challenge at the Eco-Disaster fashion show

Alright designers! We’ve got a pretty fun fashion challenge for you to participate in, if you want to stretch your mind and imagination! Join Fashion Denver and Warm Cookies of the Revolution for an Eco-Disaster fashion show!

Wednesday February 25th 6pm-8pm
Eco-Disaster Fashion Show at Mini Market
The McNichols Building
144 West Colfax
Denver, CO 80202
Application and more details here!

Druid Coke - By Carmelo Varela, found on pinterest
Druid Coke – By Carmelo Varela, found on pinterest

Imagine what our world will look like if we do nothing to combat global climate change. The essential question, of course, is: Whatever shall we wear?! Denver designers (YOU) will create an outfit that will be runway show ready and will challenge us to imagine, critique, and plan for a new way of life that may not be far away.

This is cutting-edge fashion for our ecological future!

There will be 8 designers that will pick a subject from the list below and you will be able to set up a rack or table to sell your designs 🙂

You can be as creative, imaginative, political, and wild or as simple as you want to be! Get your creative / environmental hats on and be part of this innovative fashion show!

To participate, please email me and I will send you the application! There is no cost to participate. This is a community event to give exposure to issues we may one day be facing….

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Style Pavilion at the Denver County Fair: Early Bird Special!

Since the inception of the Denver County Fair, I’ve managed the fashion pavilion and what a hoot it is have fashion at the fair! Read a note from fair creator Dana Cain! Sign up early and be part of the fun!

Dear Designers, Stylists, Shop Owners and Fashionistas,

Denver County Fair’s Early Bird Rates end this Wednesday!

Pay just $350 for a 10 x 10!….Or $175 if you’re a non-profitRates go up after Dec. 31st!

jpegThis year, the Fashion Pavilion is MOVING to a central, high-taffic location, between the Art Pavilion and the new Home Pavilion! We’re also CHANGING THE NAME to “Style Pavilion” to incorporate fashion, beauty, hair make-up and other aspects of personal style! The incomparable Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver is still at the helm!

The new Style Pavilion will also utilize (and connect to) the Main Stage now – by the Gazebo area!

The 5th anniversary 2015 Denver County Fair will be another highly publicized national event, as we unveil our groundbreakingly adorable new KITTEN PAVILION! You don’t want to miss this one!  (The Kitten Pavilion will be close to the Style Pavilion – in the old Fashion Pavilion’s location, in fact!)

THIS YEAR: CARNIVAL RIDES WILL BE BACK!  Outside, with our Food Truck Roundup! Tons of fun – and a great way to draw traffic from I-70 .. with that big ferris wheel looming over the highway!  🙂 WE’RE ALSO WORKING ON BOOKING A BIG CONCERT IN THE STADIUM ARENA! (Remember DEVO our first year???

Until December 31st:

10 x 10 = $350  ($395 after)

10 x 20 = $625  ($695 after)

10 x 30 = $850  ($975 after)

20 x 20 = $1100  ($1250 after)

Sign up here for discounted Early Bird Rates!

(Non-profit half-off rates available now. Use the discount code “Half”.)

Call out for our Holiday Fashion Market

Fashion Denver’s Holiday Fashion Market
The Grant-Humphreys Mansion
770 Pennsylvania Street
Sunday, December 7th
Set up 8-10

Booth space fees:
$145.00  space only
$155.00 with table

Fashion Denver Holiday This fashion market officially celebrates 10 years of Fashion Denver and we are excited to once again, have this market at the glorious Grant-Humphreys mansion!

Clothing and accessory designers are invited to come and set up a mini shop and share their fashion collections for the holiday gift giving! You keep all sales and we promote this event like crazy and just in time for the holiday season!

The market opens to the public at 10am and runs until 5, with 3 different fashion shows that run through the course of the day.

The benefits for involvement are as follows:

– Extensive PR 6 weeks leading up to the event:

– Postcards distributed throughout the state listing participating designers names

– Link to your website from Fashion Denver’s site. We estimate about 8000 unique hits per month

– Your fashions will be featured in the fashion show!

– You keep 100% of sales. Keep in mind YOU are responsible for sales tax.

– An opportunity for your designs to be featured in our fashion shows with access to our images from the show and event.

Please fill out this application and Fashion Denver will review the application and get back to you to let you know if you have been accepted into the show!

Fall fashion market: Elevate (October 26th)

Elevate Fashion Denver’s Fall Fashion Market
Sunday, October 26th from 10am-6pm
Space Gallery (400 Santa Fe)
Free & Open to the public

*Shoppers who donate to Warren Village will be entered to win a gift from one of our featured designers! We’ll be holding an accessory drop for residence of Warren Village too.

On Sunday, October 26th, Fashion Denver proudly partners with NUE Magazine and Denver Style Magazine in presenting the fall fashion market Elevate.

Taking place at Space Gallery’s new location in the heart of the Santa Fe Art District (400 Santa Fe Drive), Elevate will feature over 25 designers, local boutiques, and fashion bloggers. This event is free and open to the public with the option to donate to Warren Village, a non-profit organization that exists to help low income single parent families achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency- and to sustain it.

Four themed fashion shows throughout the day will take place on the beautiful Space Gallery stairway, with each fashion show being accompanied by appetizers that fit the deliciously fashionable theme.   Designers, boutiques, and bloggers will showcase their latest lines, allowing shoppers to pick up the hottest trends for fall.

This fashion event marks an exciting partnership between local style powerhouse Fashion Denver and fresh fashion trendsetter NUE Magazine, and Denver Style Magazine.

Elevate Partners

Other collaborators include The Denver Tea Room & Coffee Salon, The (providing tea and tea sandwiches) and the elle.b academy (providing hair and makeup). 

Featured Designers:

Arcatus Jewelry
Blackberry Maverick
Denver Tea Room & Coffee Salon
Deb Fine Design
designs by m
Fashion House of Rae Marie
Gino Velardi Couture
Inspyre Boutique
Julia Rhoden Designs
Karlagirl Studios
Knotty Tie Co.
Marie-Margot Couture
Morning Dove Designs
Project Style Denver
shop billie
Skye Gibson
Snogirls, LLC dba Li
Sparkle & Stone
Wari Designs
Salwa Owens
B Fresh
Pupil Clothing

NUE Magazine aims to bridge the gap between traditional fashion publications and the rapidly growing world of fashion blogging.  NUE features street style, well-known fashion bloggers, intelligent illustration and design, as well as traditional editorial content such as articles and fashion photography. NUE Magazine is distributed in major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Denver.

Warren Village (a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization) exists to help low income single parent families achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency-and to sustain it. Single parents living at Warren Village are dedicated to creating a better future for their children and themselves.

Fashion Denver was founded in 2004 as a way to unite the local fashion industry through fashion markets, fashion shows, and business development.

Join these fantastic partners on October 26 as they join together to feature some of the best designers and styles and Elevate the fashion scene in Denver.

Call out for fall fashion market with NUE Magazine

Sunday, October 26th from 10-6pm
Submit Application 

Screen shot 2014-08-20 at 12.46.53 PMWe are absolutely thrilled to partner up with new national fashion magazine NUE MAGAZINE for our fall fashion market ELEVATE! NUE MAGAZINE is dedicated to supporting the independent local designers, boutiques, and fashion bloggers with price points that are tangible for all. ..not to mention their passion for street style!

Our fall fashion market will be covered in a future issue of NUE Magazine and this is the perfect opportunity to get your designs out there on a national level.

Our market will be held at the breathtaking SPACE GALLERY (their new location at 400 Santa Fe).

Space Gallery
Image from located at 400 Santa Fe

During this fashion market, we will produce 4 fashion shows with the following themes:

1st show: Weekend Mornings. What are fashionistas around the nation wearing during a weekend morning? Lounging in lingerie, heading out to brunch with friends, yoga and farmers market. We want the first fashion show to highlight these fashionable options. The first fashion show will also be accompanied by mimosas, light breakfast delights, and live jazz music.

2nd show: Weekday workday / school day. What is being worn to work, school, or even working from home? This is a typical weekday outfit fashion show and will be accompanied by our DJ and light afternoon apps.

3rd fashion show: Jewelry only. The jewelry portion of this fall fashion market is being managed by Richard Kalisher, publisher of NUE Magazine and Eclat magazine (a magazine dedicated to jewelry and the lifestyle of jewelry). This fashion show will highlight the participating jewelry designers. Please note that jewelry will be included in the other fashion shows too. This show will be accompanied by high tea and tea sandwiches.

4th fashion show: Evening into night! What are people wearing to black tie affairs, out on the town dancing fun, and even to bed. This fashion show will be accompanied by champagne and dessert!

As you can see, we are stepping everything up a notch! If you have received this invitation, we feel that your designs would be perfect in this fall fashion market and want to get you the national exposure that you are ready for!

If you are interested in participating in this fall fashion market, please fill out the application by clicking on this link….

Designer Opportunity: Share your fashion illustrations and get paid

Designers! What an absolutely amazing opportunity to get your fashion sketches and drawings out into the world and get PAID!

Illustrator Stuff

We’ve been working with the brains behind  this business for years! Sew Heidi’s fashion career has evolved from designer (she was one of our very first designers involved with Fashion Denver years ago!), to fashion illustrator instructor, to her latest endeavor Illustrator Stuff.  We have seen her passion come to fruition and now she wants to share her passion with others by providing a platform for them to share their fashion illustrations.

Be a contributor! <<Click this link >>





Office Space for Sale!


Our neighbor building around the corner is for sale! Are you looking for a sweet office space, 3 stories in the Golden Triangle?

This newly remodeled building is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle within minutes of Downtown Denver and within blocks of the new Justice Center, Library, Denver Art Museum and the new Clyfford Still Museum.

Ready for occupancy this 1200 square foot space includes a reception area, one office and a work room with a sink on the first floor. Two offices with abundant natural light are on the second floor. Parking is included.Buck Oakes