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DESIGNER Q&A for kids!

For the little fashionistas! 

Mona Lucero, Denver designer, is inviting students who are enthusiastic about fashion to come to her studio on  Friday, March 24th from 2 – 4:00 pm, for a Q & A session. Mona will do a short presentation of what she does and then open it up to questions. Always wanted to ask a real designer what it takes to be a part of the fashion industry? Here’s your chance.  

Where: Studios on Blake in Rino District

What: Open to students between 12 to 18 years old.

Since space is limited, please RSVP to mona@monalucero.com

Mona Lucero

Fashion Camp April 1st for children age 5-11

Fashion Camp Spring Edition
Saturday, April 1st 2017
Green Spaces
2590 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Early Bird Special $75.00 (registration is at the bottom)
Goes up to $95.00 March 20th

Fashion Denver’s fashion camps are designed to unleash the creativity for kids interested in the fashion world. With special guests from the Colorado fashion community to hands on activities in designing accessories and an outfit, our campers end the day with a walk down the runway in their design that they created.

This one day camp includes the following:

Kindness coordination activity: We have a special guest come in and do a “getting to know you activity” as an icebreaker for the campers to get to make new friends, share goals and fears, and most importantly, understand that fashion, beauty and style is from within and that each of them are beautiful human beings.

Fashion sketching / brainstorming / drawing: Whether we work with a fashion sketch professional, or provide a blank template to begin their creative process on what the camper will design, we work with them to create a vision for what they want to design and create.

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Krista Shiner is going to take the campers on an artistic journey sharing her adventures as an artist. Each camper will take the piece of art that they create and add it to the dress that they make. http://www.kristashiner.com/

Design and create: This is where the campers really have fun as they dive into learning the design process. Typically our campers are between the ages of 5-11 so we do not get into the nitty gritty of sewing but work to recycle / repurpose and an old piece of clothing or create a brand new dresss / shirt with a blank t-shirt. It is so much fun to see what our campers create with the same materials!

Zach Burke and Owen Wilson will lead the campers on an activity to make a handbag while Jeremy Williard leads the campers on a deconstruction / reconstruction project taking an old t-shirt and turning it into something new.

Model coaching: We bring in a professional model who works with our campers on how to walk with confidence down the runway and how to pose in front of the camera. We believe that models should be all shapes and sizes and that truly that beauty is captivated in the uniqueness of all of our campers. Maya McDowell, model, Fashion Denver intern, yoga instructor and writer will be taking the campers on a journey of self expression, sharing confidence and individuality.  The campers will do a journaling activity (journals provided) and they will use that exercise to move forward in posing for the camera and on the runway.

Hair & makeup: Our campers get pampered when we partner up with salons across the city who bring their creativity and experience to fashion camp. Each of our campers get their hair and makeup done with their creativity and input given to our stylists. In the past we’ve worked with Glamour Bar, 3 Little Birds Salon and Flaunt Salon, and independent stylists.

Debut on the runway:  At the end of fashion camp, we roll out our red carpet and campers get to show off their designs that they’ve been working on. It is so much fun to see their creativity and heart on the runway!

Fashion Camp is a day to remember! With new friendships being formed, creativity exploding through fashion, and confidence coming out as each hour goes by, it truly is a joy to witness. We strongly encourage parents to stay for the fun and participate!

We are so grateful for the volunteers who help to make fashion camp possible! Thank you to Meredith Harris (our photographer), Jeremy Williard (in-house designer), Molli and Kelly for being our adult volunteers overseeing the creativity, and to all of the amazing designers, stylists, models that have been involved over the past few years. We are so grateful!!

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Fashion Camp January 21st

Saturday, January 21st
Green Spaces
2590 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL UNTIL JANUARY 10TH
$75.00 includes materials

REGISTER HERE!

Activities for the day include:
– Getting to know you! We’ll be doing a fun activity for the campers to get to know each other. We like to start our day out with kindness!

-Accessory making! We’ll be making jewelry with found objects.

-Art Heart! Our kiddos will be designing a piece of art for the holidays. With this activity lead by our partners at The Urban Angels, doing good for our city.

– T-Shirt recovery! We’ll be taking a plain white shirt and completely converting it into a dress / shirt / skirt combo, or anything that our camper desires. Darlene C. Ritz will be joining us for this with her awesome t-shirt tying and embellishing skills! Darlene is Chair of Fashion Design at RMCAD, an instructor and designer. This will include stenciling, embellishing, no sew techniques for altering to give the t-shirt some shape, painting, and whatever the imagination can create.

Fashion Camp

-Learn to walk the runway and pose for the camera. We LOVE bringing in designers and models to share their talent with our young ones, giving them confidence and showing them how to strut their stuff! Alyssa O’Harold is a recent graduate of Barbizon and will be going to IMTA in New York in July. Fashion Camp

-Hair and makeup done by a Denver salon.

-The Fashion Show and debut of their designs!

Fashion Camp May Edition Photobooth Recap

We had such a wonderful fashion camp last month! One of the fun components of our last fashion camp was working with Ilya Kushnir and his company ‪#‎BoothYa‬! C.Stephan of 4:42 Studios conceptualized the idea to have the campers take photos of themselves in the photobooth and then trace their photo so they could design their fashion piece onto their sketch. Fun ensued throughout the day! A HUGE thank you to non for your generous donation in making this idea happen!

 

Our next fashion camp is happening Saturday July 23rd! Click for details!

Fashion Denver Fashion Camp

Our next camp takes place on Saturday, May 28th!
Click here or details..

On March 19th, we held our fashion camp for fashionistas between the ages of 5-15 and had an action packed day of fun!

Our campers learned about inner beauty and being kind with Denver Style Magazine editor Heather Okimoto. They learned how to introduce themselves and compliment each other in a way that led to new friendships. It was so much fun to see this transpire!

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Next Jeremy Willard and I (Brandi Shigley) shared our upcycle designs and our campers went to work, sketching and making their own designs. A beautiful mess of creativity filled up our headquarters at Green Spaces.

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Model, pop singer, stylist, and producer Dorian Phaero taught our campers how to walk the runway being confident and fierce.

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After they learned the walk, it was off to hair and makeup!

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Shanelle Price, stylist at Henry’s curls our young campers hair.
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Talie Ayers, owner of 3 Little Birds adds a little color to the lips and hair.
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Stylists from Glamour Bar Denver make our campers feel beautiful

After hair and makeup were done, it was time to walk the runway!

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Grand finale walk

We had such a wonderful time! Thank you to all of you who participated in the event and for giving your young fashionista an opportunity to dive into the fashion world!

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Thank you to our team:
Heather Okimoto of Denver Style Magazine
Jeremy Williard
Kelly Craighead
Shanelle Price of Henry’s Salon
Talie Ayers of 3 Little Birds
The Glamour Bar Denver
Meredith Harris Photographers