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Denver Fashion Week March 18-25th

DENVER, COLORADO – This spring, Denver can officially say it has its own fashion week. Formerly known as Denver Fashion Weekend, 303 Magazine is happy to announce that it is launching Denver Fashion Week (DFW) on March 18-25. In addition, DFW is proud to say it is now partnering with Denver Arts & Venues, Visit Denver, Denver Art Museum and The Paper Fashion Show in an effort to grow the event.

“We recognize Denver Fashion Week as a well-primed step in supporting our fast-growing fashion industry in Denver and Colorado. The diversity of Fashion Week programming and dialog exchange will help to amplify Denver’s reputation for design on a national scale, while continuing to attract the attention of new audiences and growing the fashion industry through career-development,” said Lisa Gedgaudas, Denver Arts & Venues

With this announcement comes a huge new lineup of events, happening all week long. On March 18, our children’s fashion show returns that afternoon alongside a bridal runway show and the 303 Awards in the evening. Then, Monday through Wednesday, Denver Fashion Week will host industry workshops for models, boutiques and designers, as well as trunk shows, sales events and more. For these workshops, we will host local industry leaders, acclaimed designers from New York City and expert panels. The Denver Art Museum will also host an exclusive media discussion with fashion illustrator, Jim Howard. The media event will take place on March 21 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. as a part of Fashion Week and his exhibit at the museum: Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations. Denver Art Museum will directly share the media event invite, so keep an eye on your inbox. For all other events, go here to see the full schedule.

As always, we will showcase the best in local fashion as well as international designs. Below you’ll see our full lineup. This year, we are proud to announce Stevie Boi — an NYC designer known for his work with Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna and others. He will present a brand new, exclusive line on Thursday, March 22 of Denver Fashion Week. Our non-traditional night featuring models of all shapes, sizes, ages and orientations will also return on Thursday, March 22.

All events below will take place at Wings Over the Rockies (7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver). The Paper Fashion Show will occur on Friday, March 23 at the Denver Center For Performing Arts Seawell Ballroom (1101 13th St, Denver).

Sunday, March 18
Children’s Fashion Show (Doors 3 p.m, show 4 p.m).
Dimple For Kids
Heloise Children’s Boutique
Peach and Penny
The Secret Boutique

303 Awards and Bridal Fashion Show (Doors 7 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.)

Femme Fatale
Nuorikko
Marie-Margot Bridal Couture
Gino Velardi
Bloom

Thursday, March 22
Non-traditional night (Doors at 7 p.m., show at 9 p.m.)
Topping Designs
Kotomi Yoshida
Tyne Hall
Rachel Marie Hurst
Steve Sells
Night by Charlie Price
Stevie Boi exclusive collection

Saturday, March 24
National Designer Night  (Doors at 7 p.m., show at 9 p.m.)
Velvet Wolf (Denver)
Kouture (Denver)
Mimi Prober (NYC)
Manfredonia (NYC)
Xuly Bet (NYC)

Sunday, March 25

Hairshow and SW Hairstylings Awards  
Charlie Price
Beauty Underground
Scruples
TIGI
Davines
Flora and Fauna
Duane Topping & Hannah Werling
Kotomi Yoshida & Stephan Lauren
Maggie Burns & Alicia McQuilliams
Rachel Marie & Hailey Hodapp
Tyne Hall & Bri Bird
Fire and Water
James Mucker
The Look Salon
Joe Denny
Goldie x Bob
Rita B Salon
Halo
Paul Mitchell

For high-resolution images go, here: http://bit.ly/DFWSpring18

For questions about tickets, general info or to set up an interview please contact Brittany@303magazine.com; For questions about photography please contact Kyle.Cooper@303magazine.com. The official hashtag of Denver Fashion Week is #303DFW.

When: March 18 to 25, 2018

Where:

  •  Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum – March 18 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25

  • McNichols Civic Center Building – March 19 / 20

  • Denver Center For Performing Arts Seawell Ballroom – March 23

Tickets: DenverFashionWeek.com

Spring 2018 Couture

February 2, 2018 – Structure, texture, form – these three words perfectly describe the mere essence of the designs that took over the runway in the Spring 2018 Couture show. Taking place in none other than Paris, the week of January 22, 2018 – February 1, 2018 was an unforgettable week featuring some of the world’s most renowned designers. There were a plethora of designers that showcased their best work, but I am going to be examining what makes my favorites, my favorites.

All photos courtesy of Vogue.

1. Viktor & Rolf

I would describe myself as a person who falls into the fashion category of more grungy, streetwear style. Rarely do I wear pinks, frilly dresses, or girly ensembles. In spite of this, Viktor & Rolf’s designs blew me away. The bright and vibrant color palette mixed with the sophisticated structure was a recipe for an intriguing show. Their innovative play on structure created a recognizable look, especially from this specific runway presentation. vikto & rolf 1

This pale pink woven mini dress hit all of the areas for me. Between the perfect fit to flatter almost any body shape, the open neckline, and a finishing detail of the lavender bow, I was taken aback with this piece. It caught my eye online and from there on, I was hooked.

The other thing Viktor & Rolf did well was the use of three dimensional elements and structure. The use of roses peeking off of the mask was innovative and made the design stand out. Not only did the roses extend and elevate this outfit, the bows cinching the front of the dress gave a gorgeous structure while adding size. Though this isn’t a casual outing piece, runway designs are meant to be artistic, creative, and innovative. The pastel green mini dress was my absolute favorite. Again, the use of the flowers gives the dress a distinct dimension and creates an elegance to the look. When mixed with the deep purple choker-like necktie, the dress felt a heavy juxtaposition in color and this WORKED! I think Viktor & Rolf’s pieces did it all. Every single one of them.

2. A.F. Vandevorst

Doing a complete 180, this designer focuses heavily on the depths of design. From deeper colors to a completely different complexity to the pieces, A.F. Vandevorst is a memorable designer. AF Vandevorst 4

I want to start off this look by pointing out the insanely amazing corset belt the model is wearing. Featuring an abundance of pockets with zippers, buttons, and flaps, this piece alone will change the way purses and handbags are worn. This slow transition from purses to wearable storage items is becoming apparent with many mainstream trends already. As we have seen a lot, (too much for my liking) the fanny pack quietly made its way back into the trend circle this past year. Though not everyone was on board with it, it will alter the perception of other forms of the fanny pack. As shown above, this fanny pack-esque belt will possibly become a new way to store your items as opposed to a purse. Though there will probably never be a permanent or complete shift out of purses (since they do add so much elevation to an outfit) there will be a shift in more casual ways to carry personal items. I also appreciate the all black, grungier look. The leather arm sleeves with a cotton upper hoodie was the perfect way to incorporate a little bit more into a casual piece.

3. Alexandre Vauthier
Alexandre can make anything work. And not to say that his trash bag styled dresses aren’t complex and futuristic, he just truly can make anything work. From exaggerated over-the-top dresses to stunning monochromatic looks, it earns a million checks in my book.

Recently worn by Bella Hadid for their runway show as well as Rihanna and Hailee Steinfeld for the Grammy’s, Vauthier is everywhere. Structure is the characterizing quality of his work. This first look features the most beautiful mix of a muted emerald with a hint of blue. The heavy draping of this dress flowed in such a complicated way.  Every piece has an elaborate form to it and he is always introducing unprecedented styles to the fashion world.

A model walks the runway during the Alexandre Vauthier Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2018 in Paris, France.

Red was Alexandre’s COLOR! The quality and radiance of these reds are incomparable, like nothing I have truly seen before. Once again, it is evident that structure plays an essential role in making his pieces notable. From a viewer/consumer perspective, the construction of his looks is incomprehensible; plain and simple. Alexandre Vauthier is probably my favorite runway designer right now, for good and obvious reasons.

4. Chanel

Finishing off, I will stick with an eminent figure in the fashion world since the beginning of time – Chanel. You don’t have to be heavily involved in fashion to know that Coco Chanel is one of the reigning leaders in this industry. The timeless, classic designs are what will never outdate the brand and keep fashion-savvy people around the world yearning for a piece. This runway presentation took place in a French-style garden; what could have been better for this line? Texture was obviously an important part of this season’s looks. Tweed was the main texture Chanel’s line played around with this year, though it is always incorporated as apart of their signature look.

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Tweed from head to toe. Even the shoes! This ensemble looks like it came straight out of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This look really emanates the stereotypical 1940’s “brunch with the girlfriends” – which I adore. The color palette is absolutely exquisite and the rage of structured shoulders is coming back. Finished off with a beautiful flowered veil, this whole look was a hit.

Like mentioned before, Chanel is timeless. If that isn’t obvious enough from these photos and designs, the elegance of patterns like sheer overlays and beautiful beading should be enough to tell. I can’t ever say I am blown away with Chanel because, in all honesty, they do it right every time; they are just expected to be exceptional.

The Spring 2018 Couture runway presentations prove once again that fashion is always evolving and molding as a product of its time, but can be such a timeless source of art as well. There were so many different styles and designs that took over Paris this past week and it enthralled me to say the least. I am so excited to see what the rest of the fashion weeks have in store this year.

-Sydney Scarola

Justin Great Season 2 Release

January 20, 2018 – Is it good? Well it’s never good enough for Justin Great. The energy was sky high on Friday night as people flooded into the Justin Great Season 2 Launch Party. Hosted at Urban Mix in Denver, the party was bound to come alive with food, drinks, music, dancing, and fashion.

New to the Denver scene but not a rookie when it comes to the fashion scene, Justin wanted to leave his mark with his newest line. The main style idea his clothing reflects is streetwear. I was initially intrigued by this because I’m quite invested in the streetwear culture myself. Not only this, but streetwear isn’t as prominent in Denver as it is in New York or LA – places Justin has worked before. The unique ideas surrounding streetwear create shifts in culture and allow people to be creative and open when it comes to expressing their style. Streetwear normally aims at both comfort and individuality – an appealing combination to many people interested in the realm of fashion. It is continually evolving and new concepts are introduced regularly to allow a diverse style to come to life.

“GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT”

Overall, my favorite concept from his work is the idea of a more unisex line that is simple and effortless. Streetwear can generally be made for both men and women because of the oversized fit and gender neutral designs. These cropped crewneck sweaters were simple and understated in the best way. With the slogan “GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT,” an encapsulating quotation that his line heavily revolves around, it kept it interesting and unique while still being effortless. These pieces are easy to wear, something Great was striving for when creating this line. When asked what one overarching statement was that really captured the essence of his line, Great said, “[it’s] Effortless. You can put it on and you don’t have to think.” This concept was quite popular with the crowd too. People loved the idea of an easy-to-throw-on piece that complements any outfit.

My personal favorite was the “White T-Shirt.” The white-on-white with the basic white scoop neck tee was genius. Sometimes less is more and this piece made that evident. The simplicity of this shirt is what gives it meaning. This piece is easy to throw on but will add extra detail to an outfit in substitution to a plain white shirt. I could definitely see the influence of other notable streetwear brands in this specific piece. Justin Great could pick out many different brands he identifies with but the three he rocks with the most are Ralph Lauren, Greg Lauren, and Off-White.  An essential combination, these three brands/designers seem to influence Justin’s own pieces.

The event itself was an interesting concept that shed a new light on fashion events in Denver. The show was prerecorded in a concrete basement and projected on a screen on loop. Instead of the traditional show, this spin on it was new and refreshing to see. Though I would have enjoyed watching people sport the clothes in person, this alternative was creative, something that captured the attention of the viewers. The visuals matched the rest of the Justin Great vibe, simplistic and aesthetically pleasing. I will have to admit, this idea won me over even though I wasn’t so sure about it to begin with.

Once again, matching the general aesthetic of Justin Great, the logo was clean, professional, and sharp. I appreciated the look because it could easily one day be an iconic logo, one that is recognized whenever it’s seen. The quality of his denim products was unmatchable. The stitching and line work was nearly immaculate and the designs were innovative and creative.

I couldn’t have been more impressed with the uniqueness of the event. Justin opted to not only create an impressive clothing line, he hosted an interactive affair as well. A local dance group wowed the crowd with an energetic routine. Cheers echoed through the room as people were astonished by the moves this group had. Happening about midway through, Justin knew this would get the people in even higher spirits. It worked. The people loved it and it elevated the event to an even higher standard. Justin, being a man of many talents, decided to share another aptitude he possessed. He performed a new song that he had just released. I was so impressed with the drive and work ethic he had to not only limit himself to one area of creation, but to expand on many others.

The Justin Great Season 2 release event was one for the books. Between his awe-inspiring clothing line and ability to throw a killer show, he really did it all. I will be sure to look out for more clothing and events by Great in the future. Congratulations on such a successful turn out, Justin!

-Sydney

More photos from the event:

“GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT”
“This garment was carefully crafted by JUSTIN GREAT with high quality materials for those who DO NOT accept good as the standard.”

Fashion Camp: January 27th

Fashion Camp for kiddos 5-13!
Saturday, January 27th 2018
9am-4pm
2875 Blake Street
REGISTRATION AT THE BOTTOM

Brandi Shigley leads Fashion Denver's fashion camp
Fashion Camp is seriously one of my most favorite events!!!

Join the Fashion Denver team for Fashion Camp 2018!! 

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.

We have an amazing crew of creative designers leading this fashion camp as Megan Timlin, Duane Topping, Tennisia Littleton, Ruth Peterson, Scott Young, Meredith Harris and the crew from Floyd’s 99 Barbershop bring creativity and fun to the day!

This one day camp includes the following:

Kindness coordination activity: This camp, I’ll be doing a “getting to know you activity” as an icebreaker for the campers get to know eachother, 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.

Colors/ brainstorming / drawing: Artist and interior designer Ruth Peterson along with artist Scott Young, will be leading our campers on a creative exercise playing with color and art. This activity is designed to get the creative juices flowing as they begin their day.

Artist Scott Young at Fashion Denver's fashion camp.
Artist Scott Young will be a guest at fashion camp. You’ve probably seen this piece of art on the roof top of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Megan Timlin will be at Fashion Denver's fashion campMegan Timlin is going to inspire the campers with hats and will be doing an interactive activity of Styling Hats Through the Ages. She’ll be bringing a trunk of all different kinds of hats and sharing her career in fashion.

Design and create with Duane Topping: The incredibly talented designer Duane Topping will be sharing a little bit about his career in fashion and will lead the campers on an adventure as we deconstruct a t-shirt and see the endless possibilities of transforming this tee into a beautiful and unique fashion piece.

Duane Topping will lead our fashion exercise at fashion camp
Duane Topping will lead our fashion exercise at fashion camp. This moment captured by Robin’s Photography at 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend.


Model coaching: 
We bring in the absolutely talented Tennisia Littleton, model and fashion event producer to work 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.

Tennisia Littleton teaches our campers how to walk the runway and feel confident.
Tennisia Littleton teaches our campers how to walk the runway and feel confident.

Hair & makeup: Our campers get pampered when we partner up with Floyd’s 99 Barbershop! Their creative team will be doing hair and makeup with each camper making them runway ready!

Floyd's 99 Barbershop at Fashion Denver's Retrocon fashion show. They'll be joining us for Fashion Camp!
Floyd’s 99 Barbershop at Fashion Denver’s Retrocon fashion show. They’ll be joining us for Fashion Camp!

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!

Meredith Harris is there to capture the red carpet moment!

Meredith Harris captures the red carpet moment
Meredith Harris captures the red carpet moment

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!


Fashion Camp July 23, 2016
Names of camper(s)
Age of camper(s)




2017 Fashion Trends in Review

January 4, 2018 – As 2017 comes to a close, the trends of the fashion world are reviewed and even predicted into the new year. Are these trends still around? Will they be around next year? How did I feel about them? Upon assessing and analyzing this years craze, I am looking forward to the unique, funky trends 2018 will bring.

The Baker Boy Hat – This was easily the biggest rage of 2017. The Baker Boy hat was seen on every celebrity, influencer, and person this year. Because of its ability to elevate an outfit by just a simple touch (or possibly cover up a horrid hair day) this trend looked so cute with even the simplest outfit. Though this trend stayed afloat for an extensive amount of time, it recently has declined in popularity throughout the past few months. This trend probably won’t be following us into 2018.

The Beret – Speaking of hats, the beret made a name for itself universally this past year. Known for its French origins, the beret became a trend worldwide. Lucky for me, I had been to Paris a few years prior so when I saw this trend on the rise I instantly pulled that baby from my closet where it was tucked away. I loved seeing this trend internationally, it just shows how quickly fashion flows from one place to the next. This was a quick trend to come and go though. I think it is a lot more timeless when compared to the other trends so I am sure it won’t necessarily completely disappear.

The Puffer Jacket – As winter made its way into the fashion scene this year it brought along an old classic. Puffer jackets were all the rage this season. Being a coat that has already been around for plenty of time, it was nothing new to the fashion world. This time around, though, it offered more than just protection from the cold. When worn with track pants, a turtleneck, and tennis shoes, it can be a casual streetwear look but easily transformed with some nicer trousers and a pair of sock booties. It plays the role of both warmth and style in one. I predict this trend continues through the 2018 winter season but probably subsides when the next winter comes around.

Yellow – It is clear that yellow became the new IT color in 2017. Its vibrancy and radiance allows it to create moody vibes as well as happy ones. It worked well in the summer for the brighter season but transitioned seamlessly into fall with puffer coats and bags. The it color is always changing so my educated guess would lead me to believe there will be another color trending soon.

Small Sunglasses – From oversized aviators in the previous years to small vintage sunnies, this trend took over 2017. A few years ago everyone couldn’t stop wearing their favorite pair of oversized glasses because of that too-cool-for-you look it offered. Now small sunglasses are all the craze. The vintage look and timeless frame choices flatter almost anyone without engulfing the entire face. Usually worn down near the tip of the nose, they still give one that too-cool-for-you look without swallowing the face.

Gingham – The new plaid you say? This trend took over every platform and space in the fashion world. From pants to dresses, this craze was all the rage this summer especially. It was simple and easy to style with white platform tennis shoes or thick heeled booties. Layering jewelry was a popular paired choice to help upgrade the pattern. This trend is not seen anymore and lost prevalence  following the end of the summer. It was a quick trend and probably won’t be seen for many years to come.

Work Attire – MODERN work attire is the key to this one. Trouser pants and blazers flooded the fashion market and could be found in any store. From stores like Zara to designers like Alexander Wang, youthful business attire was a defining moment of 2017 fashion. Because of the classy, timeless look, it has always been around. But the contemporary twists and even more casual hints have transformed the work look into something for anyone, it no longer requires a corporate desk to rock.

Personally, I love the yellow trend as well as the work attire trend. Yellow is so fun and my absolute favorite color not to mention. It adds a level of dimension to any outfit. As much as I love a classic all black outfit, I think the yellow is different and unique to rock, it definitely will make you stand out in a crowd. The business casual looks help me stay clean, polished, and professional all while keeping up with the trends. Overall, 2017 offered a multitude of trends that quickly became my favorites. As I do see some trends fading in the near future, style is always about what you LOVE TO WEAR! I know that, although the color yellow might not be the color of the year by this time next year, I will still be rockin’ it!

2018, I hope you have some funky trends in store!

-Sydney

 

Win tickets to a special screening of Phantom Threads

Phantom Thread Special Screening
SIE Film Center
Sunday, January 7th at 6:00PM

Fashion Denver friends!!We are kicking off 2018 in style by partnering with Focus Features and Denver Film Society to help host their Red Carpet Fashion Show advance screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD!

Come dressed in your best 1950’s or designer attire to this themed event, and walk the red carpet like a true celebrity! There will be photo ops on the carpet for all attendees, including big time prizes for the best costumes and fun drink specials at the bar.

For your chance to win a pair of reserved seats to the special screening event, please email FocusFeaturesDenver@gmail.com with your full name and birthdate. Please include “PHANTOM FASHION” in the subject line for your entry to be valid.

Entry deadline is Friday, January 5th at 9:00AM MT and winners will be contacted via email. *ONE entry per household and you must be 18 years or older to enter. #PhantomThread

Good luck!!!

New York City – Outfit Adventures

December 28, 2017 – New York: A place where stars are born, the food is delicious, and the shopping is fabulous. With a family of eight and a filled itinerary, there was plenty to get done in the Big Apple. From the Rockefeller tree to a few Broadway musicals, New York was nothing short of magical. And of course, as always, the outfits were dazzling! Continue reading New York City – Outfit Adventures

Sydney Scarola joins the Fashion Denver crew

We are super excited to introduce Sydney Scarola to the Fashion Denver team! Without any further ado…. SYDNEY!
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Hello fellow fashion lovers, my name is Sydney and I’m so excited to be apart of the Fashion Denver squad! From a young age I always found myself trying on my mom’s designer shoes, which were five sizes too big for me, playing with her lipsticks, which I definitely couldn’t even line my lips properly, and was always being opinionated on what she wore. Thanks to her heavy influence and extensive fashion knowledge, I became enthralled with the fashion world and all it had to offer.

I’m inspired by the creative field and endless limits, the ability for individual expression, and the energy and ever changing pace. I have a YouTube channel  where I post anything from fashion look books to beauty tips and tricks. This has allowed me an outlet to express myself and share some of my personal style views.

Sydney Scarola and her style inspiration, her mother!

Being apart of the Fashion Denver squad is everything I’ve ever dreamed of. I couldn’t think of anything more fitting for me and it is truly my dream to be apart of this team!

Read Sydney’s blog posts here by clicking this link!
Follow her insta at @sydneyscarola

My friends at Colorado Glasses are excited to help raise the standard on sunglasses! 

What does that mean? Their Bio-Series frames will degrade on their own over time, but, even better, they can be composted (turned into soil). These new shades are paired with their “Unlimited Renewals” program allowing to you send back your old shades in exchange for half off a new pair. They will then take your old glasses and either recycle or compost the parts.

B.Shigley Custom Bags available for the holidays!

Order your Custom Designed B.Shigley handbag or gift certificate for the holiday season! I am coming out of retirement to create unique one-of-a-kind bags for the women in your life (or for YOU!).

There are 2 ways that you can order this gift. 
1) Order a gift certificate that will be either mailed or given to you. This gift certificate will include a design consultation so I can listen to the desires of the handbag heart. Together, with the recipient of the bag, we will create the dream bag.

2) Tell me what you want in a bag and I will create it for you and have it ready by the time the holiday arrives in time to be shipped or delivered to you. There are limits and restrictions though.

b.shigley designs gift certificate

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


B.Shigley Designs History

Many of you may know, Fashion Denver was inspired and created from my experience as a handbag designer with my company b.shigley designs. As  a young girl, 8 years old to be exact, I was obsessed with making paper purses and I would create paper wallets to go in my paper purse and a paper ID to go into my paper wallet. I’d bounce around at recess calling myself the Paper Purse Police. Little did I know that that little passion would turn into a full on business!

My original paper purse drivers license from 3rd grade and some of my bags I made while living in San Diego.

I launched my business in 1999 and within a year, was selling my handbags in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Paris. I ended up moving to San Diego in 2002  and was submersed in the action sports world and fashion world. I’d make trips up to LA and San Fran to participate in fashion markets and really see what the design world was about. In that time, I had the opportunity to design handbags for an opera in Paris. While I was there, I sold my bags in a boutique in Montmartre (3 doors down from where Amelie was filmed).

Brandi Shigley, founder of Fashion Denver and creator of B.Shigley Designs
Designing my first handbag after coming out of retirement for the holiday season.

With that inspiration under my belt, I moved back to Denver after 2.5 years and started Fashion Denver. Here we are in 2017 and my heart is wanting to go back to my roots to make some more handbags, just in time for the holiday season.

A couple of weeks ago, my artist, builder and creative instigator friend Michael Williams, designed me a place to get back to work and design! Since then, I have a cupboard full of fabric, fresh inspiration and ideas, and am ready to design up a creative storm!

Brandi Shigley's design studio, Boulder Colorado

Brandi Shigley's design studio
Design studio created by Michael Williams. Thank you so much for creating me a space to create!

Order your custom designed bag or gift certificate today!