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Fashion Denver Mini Market at Illegal Pete’s

For Immediate Release
Contact: Brandi Shigley

Fashion Denver will host Babes on Bocce, a mini fashion market held on the patio of Illegal Pete’s South Broadway location (270 S. Broadway) on Saturday, September 5th from 3:00pm-9:00pm. This mini market will feature clothing, jewelry and accessories, and a unique opportunity to have yourself turned into a 3D customized figurine. This event is free and open to the public.

From photo shoot by Dorian Phaero. Featured designers: R. Lee and Mukee


Michael models a necklace from recycled skateboards accessory designer Derek Keenan. Photo by Dorian Phaero.

Fashion shows on the bocce court will be at 5pm and 8pm and will feature participating designers with hair and makeup being done by Flaunt Salon, Fashion Denver’s  new neighbors since the move, located on Larimer.

“I’ve known Jenn Armand, co-owner with her husband Andrew of Flaunt Salon, since 1984. It is such a fun experience to be working together in the fashion industry 31 years later!” says Brandi Shigley, founder of Fashion Denver.

Babes on Bocce featured businesses:

R. Lee
3D Twinsie
Start-Tet Design
The Haus

“It’s always fun to have the bigger markets with several designers, but there is something that feels so fresh to skim things down and make this market an intimate experience with just a few designers. Since the move out of our Bannock location, I have been in a hibernating state and tiptoeing back out. This just feels good,” states Shigley.

Join these fashion creatives on the patio at Illegal Pete’s for a memorable end of summer celebration.



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



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!