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Noir Fashion Show: September 28th

 

D’LOLA COUTURE LAUNCHES Noir FASHION SHOW TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COLORADO MELANOMA FOUNDATION

D’Lola Couture will launch a fashion show benefiting the Colorado Melanoma Foundation titled “Noir” on Wednesday, September 28th at Baldoria on The Water in Lakewood, CO from 7pm-9:30pm.

Noir is an intimate couture fashion show highlighting local bridal designer Deedee Vicory of D’Lola Couture. Deedee will showcase day, evening and bridal wear. Very special guest, Gino Velardi, will also premier his evening wear line. Both designers are in the theme of black for this event which supports the Colorado Melanoma Foundation.

While many types of cancer are being caught earlier and treated, melanoma numbers have continued to rise sharply over the last 30 years. Please join us in our fight against this deadly disease. By raising awareness we can change the statistics.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Colorado Melanoma Foundation who will award a melanoma research grant in honor of D’Lola designer Deedee Vicory’s late husband, Justin Vicory, who succumbed to his battle with melanoma at the young age of 35 on September 29, 2014.

Dress to the nines for wine, runway, shopping and to support the cause. This event features emcee Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver and music by DJ Rockstar Aaron. Hair and makeup will be provided by Henry’s Salon and Ted Medina. The event is open to all ages.

Ticket prices range from $20 – $350 and are available at

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ABOUT D’LOLA COUTURE
Designer Deedee Vicory launched D’Lola Couture in 2010. At her launch she closed out a large fashion festival named “Fashion Fest 2010” with the debut of her first twelve wedding gown designs and the opening of her flagship boutique in Historic Olde Town Arvada. Since 2010 she has appeared on numerous local television shows and plays an integral part in multiple large scale fashion shows.

D’Lola Couture wedding gowns are truly vintage inspired with a kiss of contemporary flair. Deedee Vicory loves looks of old. The deep ivory colors. The modest, elegant, but sexy look of gowns from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. Working with wedding gowns since 1993, Deedee Vicory truly understands the way a wedding dress should fit on the body of every woman to make them feel like a rock-star on the very biggest day of their lives. For more information visit – www.dlolacouture.com.

Contact: Jenny Baker-Strasburg D’Lola Couture Special Events 303-625-3833 jennyleebaker@gmail.com

Fierce in the City 2

Fierce in the City 2
Viewhouse
7101 South Clinton Street
Centennial, CO

Fashion and Live Music Return to the Runway in
Denver at Fierce in the City 2

Denver, CO – The second Fierce in the City event, featuring live music performances interactively with fashion runway shows, creating a uniquely fierce experience, will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at VIEWHOUSE Centennial on 7101 South Clinton Street and will benefit GIRLS, INC.  It is being produced by Denver-based Fashion Designer, Salwa Owens, who will be showing her new Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear and Evening Wear collections at the event. Guest designers invited to have their own unique runway shows include jewelry designer Andrea Li, Zofia Wosinska of ÉSTAINE, and leather and fur designer Andreas Tsagas.  The event will be emceed by Kristin Battenfield, Denver philanthropist, CEO and founder of KBat Communications.

Musical performers will include Vincent Powell, Season 13 top 20 finalist from American Idol 2013; Season 11 American Idol finalist Devan Blake Jones; Denver violinist Mia Herlinger; pop artist Dorian Phaero and choreographer and dancer Karen Carlson.

Firece in the cityDoors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the full VIEWHOUSE food and beverage menu will be available to guests, music will begin, and a pop-up boutique brought to you by Owens will open. The fashion show will feature five runway segments along with performances from the four featured artists and will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.  After the fashion show, guests will be able to meet the featured designers and musical talent, as well as take photos with them. Vincent Powell will have autographed CDs for sale, and Devan Blake Jones will give autographed posters. Music, shopping, and mingling over food and beverages will continue until 10 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for VIP reserved front-row seats which include a swag bag, and $35 for general admission non-reserved seats. Rows other than front row will sit first-come, first-served. Guests can receive $4 off per general admission ticket by purchasing a four-pack of tickets.  Early bird tickets will be available through September 10 for $5 off. Complimentary valet parking will be available.  Tickets are available at http://FierceTickets.CO.

ABOUT THE TALENT:

Salwa Owens was 5280 Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Top of Town 2016 Top Fashion Designer.  A philanthropist in her local community, Owens aligns her fashion business to give back to many local nonprofits through events and fashion campaigns. Owens is a board member of the Denver Chapter of Fashion Group International. Since forming her business, SNO couture, LLC., Owens has launched a ready-to-wear line produced in Los Angeles and an evening gown line 100% handmade in India, produced highly reputable events in Denver, and is editor of a lifestyle blog, The SO Edit. Her items can be purchased at select boutiques, as well as through her website, www.SalwaOwens.com.   

In an effort to stay true to her mission statement and empower women through the joy of fashion, Owens will feature real women on the runway for her ready-to-wear segment.

Andrea Li:  Andrea Li is an artist who creates wearable sculpture. She will be showing her Minimalism Jewelry Collection which will be available for purchase at Goldyn boutique in Lo-Hi.

ÉSTAINE: ÉSTAINE is a Colorado-based company that designs luxury fashion inspired by the hauntingly beautiful shapes, colors and patterns of dyes used in medical diagnosis.   ÉSTAINE fights the war on cancer by revenue sharing with its nonprofit partners (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Breastcancer.org, Men For the Cure, and Colorado Melanoma Foundation) and by sparking conversations that can lead to early detection.  Founder Zofia Wosinska is a PhD cancer researcher and her husband and co-founder, Jeremy Picker, is a proud cancer survivor.

Andreas Tsagas: For over three decades, Grecian-born designer Andreas Tsagas has been creating handmade one-of-a-kind furs and leathers. He will be showing his new 2017 Collection, made in Denver.

Kristin Battenfield:  Kristin Battenfield is well-known in Denver for her commitment and experience in the community.   She was the President of the Board of Directors for Komen Colorado and has volunteered for numerous entities in her 19 years in Denver.  She owns her own marketing consulting firm, KBat Communications.

Girls Inc.:  The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. For more information, please visit www.girlsincdenver.org.

Vincent Powell: Top 20 American Idol finalist Vincent Powell will sing songs from his new album, as well as some popular covers.  Powell is a gospel and jazz singer who grew up in Austin, Texas.  He has sung backup for many artists including Whitney Houston.  He is a praise leader and teacher, the CEO of an annual fashion event in Houston called “Dress Houston,” and has released a CD called, “A Classic Christmas.”

Devan Blake Jones: California-born, Colorado-raised Devan Blake Jones is a two-time American Idol Finalist.  Devan has sold out shows at Lannie’s Clocktower, has sung the national anthem for the Denver Nuggets and opened for artists like Alice Russell and Ty Dolla $ign.  His new Pop/Soul album is set for release in November.

Dorian Phaero:  Dorian Phaero is a multi-discipline artist known for his diverse creative mediums.  In late 2009, he established his own private record label, MFA, and has recorded albums entitled ARTificialSEXDRUNK and Dollhouse which are available on iTunes. 

Karen Carlson: Dancing back-up for Dorian will be Karen Carlson, performer, choreographer and group fitness instructor specializing in dance fitness incorporating strength and weights.

Mia Herlinger: Mia Herlinger is a violinist from Denver who has performed at many events with clients such as J CREW, Salwa Owens and Denver Style Magazine, and with her school orchestra on Colorado Public Radio and in Vienna, Austria. Mia recently played two concerts at Carnegie Hall with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and is currently studying at the Denver School of the Arts.

PRESS:

The first Fierce in the City event in November 2014 had over 200 guests including well-respected press in the audience and received rave reviews, among them The Denver Post and Fashion Affair Magazine.

“Some fashion events in this city can feel uninspired and disorganized; where questions about the collections are left unanswered, and pieces never make it off the runway. Other times, designers and producers nail it.  At ‘Fierce in the City,’ a handy, 32 year-old Owens took the hammer and hit the nail on the head.”  ~ Francie Swidler, The Denver Post.

“Sunday evening, Eric and I attended the ‘Fierce In The City’ production orchestrated by Salwa Nahhas Owens at Space Gallery. I must admit, it was by far one of the most professional, distinctive and entertaining fashion events I’ve ever been to in Denver.  Kudos to her team, the performers, including Vincent Powell (and others) as well as her elegant and sophisticated S/S2015 Collection, ‘Salwa Owens.’  I look forward to seeing what else she has in store.”   ~ Teresa Lipsey, Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Affair Magazine.

For the latest Fierce in the City 2 event information, please join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1790008801275784/.

For sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail Salwa Owens at SO@SALWAOWENS.COM.  To request interviews or press passes, please contact Dana DeRoin at SOEventsPress@gmail.com.

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Gary Lee Days Pin Up Fashion Show

Gary Lee Days Pin Up Fashion Show!
September 17th 3pm
176 S. Broadway

Music, fashion and fun featuring amazing designers and a fun weekend of celebration!

Join the community for a 2 day of celebrating everything Gary Lee loved! Kicking off the event on Friday September 16th at 8pm we have Pretty Mouth and the Trade-Ins! Saturday we begin the festivities with the surf rock sounds of the Royal Aces, followed by a pin up fashion show put on by Equillibrium, and a pompadour and pin up hair contest with competing salons. After that we have the ridiculous shenanigans of the band Gravity Tapes. Around 6pm there will be a live auction (as well as a silent auction that runs through the day) with some very rare Gary Lee creations all benefiting Max Fund. Everyone knows how Gary loved his dog Clarence, who will also make an appearance. And closing, the have a DOUBLE HEADLINER with Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene and the Nuns of Brixton.

This will be an annual event, so don’t miss the FIRST EVER Gary Lee Days!

 

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GRAND OPENING of Scout & Molly’s of Cherry Creek

Scout & Molly’s of Cherry Creek
September 10, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
2445 E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 2
Denver, CO

-Dozens of designer brands and a personal stylist all at one convenient location-

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Scout & Molly’s opens up in Cherry Creek North! Fashion lovers, be sure to check out this new boutique and celebrate their grand opening September 10th!  Festivities include discounts, sips, and hors d’oeuvres. 20% off EVERYTHING in the store! First 100 people receive gift bag with purchase.

Shoppers, you can also support Dress for Success Denver! Bring in a gently used purse or handbag and receive an additional 5% off Banx Designs jewelry.

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We are excited to see what this new boutique will carry and we got word that they will be supporting our local fashion community carrying some of Denver’s fabulous clothing and accessory designers!

Learn more!

Cherry Creek North, Colorado August 2016 – Retailer Scout & Molly’s recently opened its doors to the women of Cherry Creek North. The 1200 square foot boutique will offer upscale designer women’s clothing and original chic designs including Australian designers Shilla the Label and Wish, as well as LAMade, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Susana Monaco, Trina Turk and many more. A special grand opening event with sales, champagne and door prizes will be held on Saturday September 10th  from 10am-7pm.

“We want people to take advantage of our free help. We offer a styling program, delivery, and closet makeovers for store credit. In addition, there is free parking behind the store!” say owners, Rebecca Heckman and Nesa Opp.

More than just a boutique, Scout & Molly’s Cherry Creek North is committed to community service and looks forward to supporting local not for profit organizations. The grand opening event will host a handbag drive to benefit Dress for Success. For every handbag donation, the customer will receive an extra 5% off a piece of jewelry. This is on top of the 20% discount offer that will be available on all items on Grand Opening day.

In the weeks to come, please keep an eye out for more details by following Scout & Molly’s on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to be awarded their opening discounts.

The Cherry Creek North store located at 2445 E. 3rd Av. Unit #2 Denver, Colorado is one of many opening across the country over the next few months.

To schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Dana Swinney dswinney@thecrushagency.com or 518-694-1204

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ABOUT SCOUT & MOLLY’S

Scout & Molly’s, based in Raleigh, NC, launched in 2002 and was the dream of entrepreneur and Founder, Lisa Kornstein. Scout & Molly’s is where today’s transcending woman goes to find that special little something that’ll fit just right. Our boutiques are merchandised with a simple rule in mind: “No style fits all,” which is why maintaining individuality while dressed in the latest trends, is a necessity for all of our customers. Our locations are home to your favorite designers and unique finds that are sure to produce both confidence and compliments. Be sure to follow our location on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on new styles, seasonal announcements, specials, deals and outfit ideas. For additional information visit http://cherrycreek.scoutandmollys.com.

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The White Party fashion show at Fashion Denver pop up shops!

White Party

The White Party & Swimsuit Fashion Show
Thursday, August 18th
6pm-9pm
Fashion show starts at 7:30 produced by Charlie Price
The Riviera at the Breakers
9099 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80247
Enter on Alton and let the guard shack know you are heading to the White Party!

Purchase tickets here:

We are excited to celebrate summer in style with 303 Magazine at their White Party fashion show! We have a handful of select designers that will be featured around the pool party selling their fabulous designs! Join us for the fun!

Fashion businesses include:
Cara Diane + CO
Stylish Sparrow 
Jeremy Willard
Designs by Topping
Live Love Lash
B Fresh Gear
katybelle
The Urban Angels 

Experience: Poolside fashion show by Femme Fatale Intimates and Vamp Bikini USA, Denver’s hottest models, DJ Walter White, Fashion Denver Pop-Up stores, Speciality cocktails, Outdoor BBQ, and more.

Please WEAR ALL WHITE!
Family friendly event | FREE for Breakers residents + 2 guests

Swimsuit by: Femme Fatale Intimates and Vamp Bikini USA

 

Tribe’s Launch Party:

TRIBE’s launch party
August 6
th, 2016, 5-7:30pm
Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd St., Denver, CO 80205

You are personally invited to the August 6th official launch of TRIBE—a global, socially conscious fashion line that is being created right here in Denver, but that will have a global impact.

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Envisioned and dreamed into life by Rebecca Taylor (fashion designer) and Sarah Hidey (international development consultant)—two good friends with a common vision of empowering women—TRIBE has a mission to provide opportunities to women around the world through the provision of job skills and ethical employment in the fashion industry. Specifically, TRIBE plans to partner with fair-trade nonprofits and sewing studios to employ women with barriers to employment both in the United States, and, eventually, in Cambodia. 

Our brand can be summed up in three phrases:

 Locally Designed: The co-founders of TRIBE are Denver residents. Designed by Rebecca Taylor, TRIBE’s collection has classic and modern styles that women of all ages will adore. TRIBE partners with local social enterprises, such as We Made This (employing refugees) and Sox Place Screen Printing (employing homeless youth) for the production of select items. Other partnerships are in development.

Globally Inspired: The colorful fabrics, vibrant cultures and beautiful women we have met around the world are what inspire TRIBE’s clothing. TRIBE’s first collection is an African Wax print inspired collection – modern styles with a global flare. TRIBE’s goal is to set up a partnership with a fair-trade sewing program in Cambodia for future production starting in 2017, and the crowdfunding campaign launching August 6th will allow TRIBE to develop and put this partnership into place. 

For a Greater Purpose. At the end of the day TRIBE’s mission is to empower women. With each purchase you are giving back in multiple ways:

Living Wage & Empowering Work: Vulnerable women (and sometimes men!) are provided opportunity to work in an empowering environment where they can learn sewing skills and receive a living wage. TRIBE ensures that all production partners in the US and Cambodia are ethical and follow fair-trade practices.

Environmental: TRIBE desires to reduce our environmental waste by using scraps from the apparel line- for example our Maya Make-up Bags. We recycle scraps of fabric as much as possible.

Charitable: 10% of all sales will be donated to Children’s Future, a nonprofit serving children in rural Cambodia.

 We are bringing together a tribe of women who believe that TOGETHER we can do more and TOGETHER we can make a difference in the world through fashion. We hope you will join our TRIBE.

 Launch Party Details

TRIBE’s first, official launch party will be on August 6th, 2016, 5-7:30pm at the Posner Center for International Development.

 You can view the invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562442410727815/

During the event, the 2017 African-Wax Print full collection will be previewed for the first time during a fashion show, and guests will be able to view, try-on and pre-order items in the 2017 Collection.

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The African Fashion Show

The African Fashion Show Recap
By Daniel Saun | Fashion Denver Intern
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African Fashion Show
Photo by Dante | Canto X Images / www. d4nt3.com

Authenticity is a term that is used copious amounts of times within the fashion industry. However, is there truly authenticity within the fashion industry today? With consumers eating up fast fashion like it’s their last meal and those that have created womenswear and menswear into a commodity, it is truly hard to find a collection that is genuine. At the African Fashion Show Saturday night, I had the pleasure of experiencing fashion that is as authentic as it can be.

Tribal patterns, vibrant colors, traditional music, and most importantly; culture. Culture is what makes fashion unique and its people are the heart of that culture. From the few fashion shows that I have attended, the African Fashion Show was the liveliest and the most charismatic.

African Fashion Show
Photo by Dante | Canto X Images / www. d4nt3.com

As the models walked down the runway representing and owning the native threads from different countries all over Africa including: Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, etc., there was an incredible sense of heart and passion that included the audience. In a way, this was more than a fashion show. This was a representation. A representation of how influential and important all cultures from Africa are. This representation also became educational. The dropback for the center stage and the patterns on all the clothing turned into a realization. I never noticed it, but some of my favorite patterns from designers such as Burberry Prorsum and Junya Watanabe all took influence from very traditional African ornaments.  

African Fashion Show
Photo by Dante | Canto X Images / www. d4nt3.com

With such monumental motifs that most of the heaviest players in fashion are continuously paying homage to Africa for her designs, it is a cause for celebration and a celebration it became. As the fashion show came to a close, a guest singer sang and the audience danced, sung a long and some even rose from their seats. The atmosphere was uplifting with a great sense of community. Traditional dancing accompanied by the drums carried the spirit and the enthusiasm of the culture all the way to the end.

 

According to Davie, a gospel reggae singer from Uganda said, “this fashion show was classic and true to the heart of Africa and her people.”
Check out My African Roots FB for more pictures!

Part 2 of pictures

Anthomania Fashion Show

13442609_10153890197327585_7399049042330129973_oThe summer fashion season certainly kicked off this past weekend at the Anthomania Fashion Show, presented by Studio Colfax. This family run artisan boutique on Colfax Avenue put on a wonderful fashion show in their very own courtyard in the back of the store.

The show featured local designers such  Minus the Dart,  Symantha Perrera,  and PUPIL Clothing. Hair was done by Jade Gordons Onsixth, and makeup by Cynthia Delgado. With yummy food provided by Extreme Pizza – Denver, and even iced tea by RL Linden & Co.

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Designer: FACE Photo by: Lynn Nguyen

The show began with models emerging from the back exit out of the store on to a brick walk way which wrapped around the entire courtyard and made for a great runway. Guests were seated all along the courtyard and given perfect little wooden fans to keep cool during the hot summer night. While it was definitely warm out, the weather was certainly not the only thing hot about the evening. Kicking off the show, we saw designs from FACE aka Symantha Perra, one in particular was a bright orange and red floral dress and this dress was hot to say the least. Her designs got me feelin’ some type of way for fashion this summer season! Next we saw designs from pupil and Minus the Dart. With leggings such as “Miente Libre Leggings” and “Opius Wars Leggings” from pupil and sleek black poncho’s from Minus the Dart, topped with jewelry from Canned Good, the combined look was powerful and definitely made a statement.

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Minus the Dart ended the show with a variety of beautiful top and skirt pairings. She also featured a casual striped  shirt dress that was sold right off the runway! If you’re looking to spice up your summer wardrobe or you’re just in need of a couple timeless pieces, you’re sure to find something provided by one of if not all of these designers!

The show concluded just in time for a typical late afternoon Denver summer shower and I was in serious need of one of Minus the Dart’s awesome poncho’s! For more pictures from the evening visit our Facebook page here. Studio Colfax is located at 2418 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80206. The boutique features not just clothing but also jewelry, shoes, purses, and many other goodies not to be missed!

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Wrap up for Matthew Morris 10 Year celebration

By Daniel Saun | Fashion Denver Summer Intern

Amazing. Even the honorable Mr. Morris could not find another word to describe the artistry and the expertise that he and his team have been able to achieve over the decade. His metallic gold Jeremy Scott Adidas wings sneakers graced the runway as he effortlessly exuded an energy that filled the ballroom. This was an event that not only hailed the past 10 years of Matthew Morris, but also to new beginnings.

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Hairstyles over the past decade. Photo by Lynn Nguyen

The eager guests that attended were treated to an array of eye candy that foreshadowed the occasion and the phenomenal spectacles they would witness. As the night progressed and with everyone taking full advantage of the open bar, courtesy of those that donated, it was time for the main show.

The avant-garde of Colorado gathered into their seats surrounding the X shaped runway that teased them as L’Erin and Marvin, parterns along side Matthew Morris, spoke and were reminiscent of days past that were part of the fundamental building blocks that shaped what the Matthew Morris Salon has become.

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Photo by Lynn Nguyen.  L’Erin, Marvin and Matthew

However, it would not be a Matthew Morris event without a just cause. This year, the wonderful team decided to help defeat Breast Cancer and to help promote early detection awareness among women. The brave Erin Monroe spoke about her experience as a Breast Cancer survivor and how important it is for  women to realize how impactful Breast Cancer is. Money was graciously donated as spirits were uplifted as guests thought about the women in their lives that, someday, might be diagnosed.

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Gold and black. Photo by Lynn Nguyen

Black, gold, chic, sexy and fierce: The Blonds. A New York household that has accumulated a dynamic cult following over the past 8 years. This was the first time the duo at The Blonds put their collection confidently into someone else’s hands. The Matthew Morris Vision and The Blonds is a match made in heaven and they did not disappoint. Grimey dubstep, trap, edm and rap music set the mood as the models strutted down the runway. As you would expect, it’s hard to put the collection into words.

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Photo by Lynn Nguyen

Congratulations are due to the entire Matthew Morris team for a wonderful 10 years in Denver. We look forward to every minute of the years to come. 

Next up for the Matthew Morris team! L’Erin was suprised by the gift of part ownership of the company and they are opening up a new salon in DTC!