Fashion + Art = Studio Yoshida

Studio Yoshida at Fashion Denver

Art and fashion collide in Studio Yoshida’s latest collection of upcycled blazers.  Bringing unusual materials together and combining them with the every day, each blazer pops with designer Kotomi Yoshida’s Japanese culture.  The blazers have been cut up and reconstructed with many of them having tuxedo tails. Stop by Fashion Denver to see the rest of the collection. You’ll be happily surprised!

A real life version of UP comes into Fashion Denver and melts our hearts…

This little old man who is volunteering across the street at PBS strolled into Fashion Denver and within the hour that he was here, he shared the story of his wife who passed away after 54 years of marriage. I went to go talk to him when he was looking at our designer Simply Delicious’s cupcake and pie necklaces.

“It’s been 377 Sundays since my wife passed away and every year I buy her a birthday present. She would like this. She loved to bake. I would buy her the donut, the pie, and the cupcake,”  he said as he looked over each necklace very carefully.

“I already bought her gift for next year. It’s a golden carriage with an egg inside. It’s beautiful.”

He told me how now he bakes. He loves to bake. He made a pie with amaretto in it and just made stuffed peppers. He told me about how he met his wife at a job interview and saw that she didn’t have a ring on so he asked her out on a date. They went on their first date during the holidays and by the following Thanksgiving, they were married.  He told me about their last vacation together and how they were getting ready to go on a cruise. While staying in a hotel the night before, his wife got up and went to the bathroom complaining of an ache in her side. When he followed her into the bathroom, he held onto her and she collapsed and died in his arms from a heart attack.

While telling me the stories, he had so much love and caring for his wife in his actions that it melted my heart.

He told me about his adopted grandson from Korea named Ben and how everybody wants to be his partner in school.

Harry flew for the Airforce in World War 2 and when Buckley Airforce Base found out about him, they had him come speak to the video cameras, the reporters, and the paper.

It was finally time for him to leave and I said, “Harry, have a great day!” in which he replied, “When you get to be my age, there’s no such thing as a bad day. Every day’s a great day.”

The Painted Shoe at Fashion Denver

The Painted Shoe is the newest innovation to grace the showroom of Fashion Denver. Each of the shoes are uniquely made and are individual creations for your feet that happen to be perfect for ANY event you have in mind! (weddings, galas, etc). These dazzling creations will have onlookers mesmerized by each step you take. The creators of The Painted Shoe; Jennifer and Jessica Myler are wanting to create “Artistic Shoes for Chic Feet” by way of hand painted designs and Swarovski crystals.The designs are created by artistic hands of The Painted Shoe professionals with insight by the wearer, of course. These are perfect for a little flare to business attire or a night out on the town.

Stop by Fashion Denver to see samples of their designs and get inspired for your own custom sexy shoes!

Last call out for REVOLUTION, our Fall Fashion Market at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion

Fall Fashion Market
Sunday, October 23rd 11am-6pm
The Grant-Humphreys Mansion
770 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80203

Download application at:
http://www.fashiondenver.com/fall_application.pdf

Junky Funk Designs found at Fashion Denver

We have just a few mores spaces at our fall fashion market REVOLUTION. We invite you to participate Sunday, October 23rd! This is an opportunity for you to share your designs with our fashion forward community. Designers are invited to set up a mini shop and sell to the public, connect with others in the fashion industry, and connect with our creative community.

The market opens to the public at 11am and runs until 6, with 3 different fashion shows that run through the course of the day. We’ll also have musical performances in the main room and other fashionable activies happening throughout 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
– Boutiques are invited to check out our local designers with potential for your designs to be carried in their stores
– 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

Basically, it’s an opportunity to connect with creative people, get your designs out there, and have a fantastic time doing it!

Cost to participate is $130.00 and if you need a table, an additional $10.00. Please contact me if you have any questions at brandi@fashiondenver.com or 720-974-2200

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Our current press release…

For Immediate Release
Contact: Brandi Shigley
brandi@fashiondenver.com
720-974-2200

Fashion Denver fuses antiquity with modernism at Grant-Humphreys Mansion

Denver, CO- Fashion Denver is excited to announce “REVOLUTION”, this fall’s fashion show held at the historic Grant-Humphreys mansion Sunday October 23rd, Held every four months for the seasonal markets, this season, Fashion Denver will be showcasing over 125 years of fashion spanning from yesteryear to the trendsetting couture of today walking the runways of Colorado.

Featuring 20 Denver based designers, guests will have the chance to witness the ever-growing saga of fashion design from its beginning with a show  presenting fashion faux pas, features, trends and transitions all leading up to todays cutting edge designs in the fashion world.

The shift back in time will continue with a burlesque show and live performances hosted in the lower level historic theatre. Guests will also have a chance to purchase styles from more than 20 fashion designers, relax with a mini-manicure offered by Tootsies, and be sketched with a spark of fashion flair by artist Tricia Hoke!

Special guests and performances will include 9 News and Metromix’s host Heidi McGuire partaking in modeling festivities as well as newly crowned Ms. Denver Modernism, Grace Stean modeling and showcasing her violin artistry.

Blending the antiquity of history with the modern luxuries of today, this year’s fashion market might even make Queen Elizabeth herself, a little jealous.

Fashion Denver was created in 2004 and works to build avenues between designers, small business owners and consumers. Through hosting various  fashion shows, seasonal markets and open houses, Fashion Denver functions to continue creating an atmosphere where those that wish to make a mark within the fashion world will be able to take the necessary steps to create them.

Denver County Fair is happening THIS weekend!

As founder of Fashion Denver, I am thrilled to be managing the fashion pavilion at the Denver County Fair.  What an amazing opportunity this is to be surrounded by so many of Colorado’s talented individuals. The fair will be divided up into different pavilions. There will be a holistic health, fashion, fine art, kitchen, and more and within each pavilion there will be a plethora of excitement going on!

To read more about this event, follow this link..

Denver County Fair is coming this weekend!

Fashion Denver celebrates Denver’s own Project Runway contestant Fallene Wells!

Fashion Denver teams up with Beauty Bar & Team Mondo to celebrate Fallene on Project Runway!

Project Runway Viewing Parties are back at Beauty Bar this summer, offering Mile-High fashion fans the chance to cheer on Denver designer and season 9 contestant, Fallene Wells.  Beauty Bar has partnered with Team Mondo and Fashion Denver to celebrate Fallene’s national television debut on Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 pm for the premiere of Project Runway season 9. Join us every Thursday at the Beauty Bar!

Read more information here…

Internship Interviews!

We have had such amazing interns over the course of 2 years since we’ve opened up our showroom! Students from the Art Institute, Metro State, University of Denver and even Colorado State University have been a part of our team and although it’s always a little sad to see them move on, we have appreciated every single one of them!

However, it’s that time again and Fashion Denver is now accepting FALL 2011 internship applications.

Submit application and resume to brandi@fashiondenver.com. To schedule your internship interview, email me and Download application here!

Internships begin mid August through early September, depending, are unpaid and for school credit with many portfolio building opportunities and a chance to connect with some amazing people in our creative community.

Internship positions available:

FASHION DENVER ASSISTANTS: This internship encompasses all that goes on at Fashion Denver and every day will bring new experiences. Intern is required to work at Fashion Denver 2-3 days a week. We have 3 positions available.

Experiences include but are not limited to:

– Visual merchandising in the showroom
– On the floor sales
– Fashion show production
– Fashion Event planning and coordinating
– Social media / covering Fashion Denver events and in store excitement
– Being part of our First Friday events and other outside fashion shows and events
– And so much more!!

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FASHION DENVER MARKETING / ADVERTISING: This internship will work together with the rest of the Fashion Denver team brainstorming and implementing ideas. Internship is based in house and is required 10 hours a week.

Experiences include but are not limited to:

– Brainstorming and creating marketing strategies for Fashion Denver’s boutique and events
– Brainstorming and creating marketing strategies for Fashion Denver clients

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FASHION DENVER GRAPHIC DESIGNER: This internship encourages the overflow of creativity! Intern is required to meet twice a week for meeting and can work from home or at Fashion Denver.

Experiences include but are not limited to:

– Designing posters and flyers for Fashion Denver and clients
– Conceptualizing and designing window displays and showroom signage

Today’s look of the day!

Look of the day!! Good afternoon Fashion Denver fans!! The Denver County Fair is only a couple weeks away and what better way to remind you than an ensemble by so whimsy perfect for the fair?! The skirt and tank pair is colorful, and fits the summer-esque and fair theme of the event. Given most of you ladies won’t want to be carrying purses, the giddyup mini-clutch will hold your money, phone and touch up supplies. The Zen Glass Fusion earrings and necklace are simple and compliment the colors in the outfit wonderfully.

Fashion Pavilion News!

Exciting news for those that are interested in participating in the Denver County Fair at the end of the month! This is a note from the producer Dana Cain…
Dear designers, fashion fans and friends,

Thanks to all of you who’ve signed up to participate in the Fashion Pavilion at the first-ever Denver County Fair! This pavilion is going to ROCK!!!!

We have added our RUNWAY SHOW option to the registration page at www.denvercountyfairbooth.eventbrite.com … Scroll down; it’s near the bottom of the options list. We are offering limited shows – for $200 each. Price includes venue, promotion, large audience, backstage dressing room with hair and make-up teams.  You provide your own models.

Runway show available time slots are:
Thursday, July 28 – Grand Opening Night!  6pm, 8pm, 9pm
Saturday, July 30 – 9pm
Sunday, July 31 – 1pm

Events in the Fashion Pavilion include:
– Miss Denver County Fair drag queen competition, sponsored by Outfront magazine
– Littleton Historical Museum Fashion Show: 1860 – 1890
– Hey Lady!   B-52s Tribute Band
– Best Hairstyle open competition, hosted by Charles Phoenix
– Best Moustache open competition, sponsored by Fancy Tiger Clothing
– Speed Texting open competition
– Itchy-O Marching Band performance Friday night
– and lots lots MORE! Full event schedule online at www.denvercountyfair.org

If you haven’t gotten your booth yet – there are a FEW left  ( 5?)
Come join the fun!
-Dana

Supporting Colorado designers since 2004 through production of fashion markets, fashion shows, and business development

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