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CALL OUT FOR DESIGNERS: Holiday Market

Holiday Fashion Shopping Extravaganza
Friday, December 22nd 2017
4pm-10pm
2875 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205

Cost to participate $125.00
10×10 vendor space
Application deadline November 22nd

Calling all local fashion creators!! We are gearing up for our holiday shopping extravaganza and party December 22nd at 2875 Blake Street! We had so much fun there in June that we’re doing it again!

Join us for an opportunity to get locally designed gifts into the hands of all the holiday shoppers! This is the perfect opportunity to get those last minute shopping needs done while supporting local!

 

Benefits for participants:

– Extensive PR from now until event day

– Postcards distributed throughout the city and beyond listing participating businesses’ names

– Link to your website from Fashion Denver’s site along with a sizzlin’ 6 question interview

– Your fashions will be featured in the fashion show at 8pm

– You keep 100% of sales. Keep in mind YOU are responsible for sales tax.

303 Magazine’s Fall DFW 2017

This season 303 Magazine returns to Exdo Event Center (1399 35th St, Denver, Co 80205) November 9th, 11th and 12th.

303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Week(end) is going to be bigger and better than ever.

“We are delighted to team with old and dear friends as well as stunning new talent this season at DFW — from the metal work of Jesse Mathes, iconic hair brands such as Redken TIGI and L’Oreal, to the legendary Denver boutique Garbarini. There will be something for everyone — everyone who loves  fashion and beauty that is!” said Denver Fashion Week(end) runway producer Charlie Price

DFW by Kyle Cooper
DFW by Kyle Cooper

“As we gear up for DFW’s 10 Year Anniversary in Spring 2018, we’ve customized DFW Fall ’17 and changed the format. The goal is to create a new and more invigorating show. Come see for yourself, “ Mr. Aharonian, Denver Fashion Week(end) producer

Doors are at 7 p.m. where there will be a red carpet and cocktail reception, doors close at 9 p.m. with the show starting at 9:30 p.m.

Featured designers/boutiques for November 9 include:

– Jesse Mathes Metalwork / Denver, Co

– Royal Outerwear / Denver, Co

– Nuorikko / Denver, Co

– Velvet Wolf / Denver, Co

– John Paul Ataker / NYC – Istanbul

Featured designers/boutiques for November 11 include:

Garbarini Presents:
– Byron Lars / New York fashion designer

– Zadig and Voltaire / French fashion designer

– ADD Down / Milano fashion designer

– Smythe / Designed by Canadians Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe

– Trina Turk and Milly / California fashion designer

– Diane Von Furstenberg / New York fashion designer

– Theory / New York fashion designer

– Haute Hippie / New York fashion designer

– Camilla / Australian fashion designer

Featured salons and designers for November 12 include:

– Beauty Underground – Ansley Meredith / Misha Belfer / Tiaja Pierre  / Sara Brentano

– 12 Benefits – James Mucker / Kia Sterling  / Keva S Davis

– L’Oreal Professionnel – Ron Lopez

– Scruples – Katie Renshaw Nielsen

– We Salon – Kim Herman

– Chrystalline – Goldie & Bob / Artemis & Birch / The Look / Georgia Tournai

– Charlie Price

– Redken – Ellen Lawlor / Jill M Leitz

– TIGI – Eric Gomez

– Vanity Dollz – Cha Cha Romero

– Obsidian presents – Hailey Hodapp & Rachel Marie Hurst / Hannah Werling & Duane Topping / Stephan Lauren & Kotomi Yoshida / Bri Bird & Tyne Hall / Alicia McQuilliams & Marie Margot

The SeeNowBuyNow Denver Designer Open House

Saturday, November 4 at 11 AM – 4 PM
Brooks LTD
1616 14th Street

Shopping. Makeup. Jewelry. Wine. All local, all handcrafted.
The SeeNowBuyNow Denver Designer Open House is an evening of fantastic, sophisticated fun showcasing three Denver-based designers. 
Women’s clothing designed and produced by Brooks LTD
Limited edition Brooks LTD original tunics for any and every outfit. Brooks has specialized in custom wear for decades. Here’s your chance to get custom-made quality at a ready-to-wear price.

Makeup by LipBar Custom Cosmetics
Complete your fall look with the Fall 2017 cosmetic collection from this local makeup artist/designer. Try on, get some tips, and wow at your next event with these fabulous colors.

Jewelry by Nikki Nation Jewelry
Modern, yet organic forms. All pieces are handmade using traditional metalsmithing methods. Conflict-free gemstones and recycled materials.

See the handmade products, buy, and take them home that evening. Support local business and look great while doing it!

Hosted by Brooks Luby, owner of Brooks LTD, at her atelier in Lodo. Please RSVP and bring a friend! Receive a special gift with a purchase from Brooks LTD for those that attend.

Wine tasting provided by ONEHOPE Wine. Wine tasting courtesy of Kaz Aylott with viaONEHOPE Wine. ONEHOPE is a Napa Valley Winery inspiring others to do good, with every wine having a built in social impact through partnerships with good causes.

A portion of sales from the event will be donated to the Cancer League of Colorado.

 

Black & Gold – 2017 Lion’s Gala Masquerade

When: Friday, December 8th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Ranch Country Club
11887 Tejon St.
Westminster, Colorado

The Lion Project invites you to be bold for good at it’s 4th Annual Lion’s Gala. Wear your finest black and gold and enjoy special cocktails, gourmet food, live music, awesome drawings, and incredible community. Along with all the fun, we will reveal our four selected non-profit missions for 2018 and help them launch into the next level of growth and impact.

Attire: Formal, Black & Gold, Mask Encouraged


The Lion Project activates businesses and creatives to accelerate the growth of 4 non-profits every year. We do that in two ways:
  1. We pool the resources of businesses and the storytelling capability of of creatives to create a promo video for the non-profit.
  2. We create a large service day for our business partners to come serve that meets tangible needs within the nonprofit so they can serve more or better serve their clients.
The Lion Project is hosting it’s 4th annual gala to celebrate the work it’s done and the vision of what could be in 2018 to continue accelerating the growth of non-profits in Denver.

WranglerXPeterMax Collaboration Comes to Denver

WranglerXPeterMax Collaboration
Park Meadows Mall
Now through early 2018

For as long as I can remember, Wrangler has always been that go-to company for quality jeans that will last, pretty much forever. My dad grew up on a farm and wore his Wranglers. I remember as a kid hanging out with my dad in the garage as we’d work on cars, and he’d be in his Wranglers, still… years later!

Peter Max and Wrangler come together for an anniversary celebration on multiple levels! This photo of Peter Max is from the Wrangler website.
Peter Max and Wrangler come together for an anniversary celebration on multiple levels! This photo of Peter Max is from the Wrangler website.

Flash forward to 2017 when the brand that’s been forever strong, collaborates with pop artist Peter Max!   For those of you who don’t know who Peter Max is, we’re pretty sure you’ve seen his artwork. He is the master of the psychedelic print! To celebrate both the 70’s anniversary of Wrangler and the ‘Summer of Love’s 50th, this collaboration was created! The first collaboration with Max was in the early 70’s and this current collaboration still has the same boldly colorful, upbeat feel.

WranglerXPeterMax Collaboration Comes to Denver
WranglerXPeterMax Collaboration Comes to Denver at Park Meadows!

It was so much fun to get to experience and learn more about this collaboration when I stopped by the Park Meadows store. What I absolutely LOVE about all of the styles of this collab is the old school flavor, pop of colors and the way that all of these pieces fit. There’s a certain vintage flair paired perfectly with the modern fit.

A big giant THANK YOU to Alonzo who gave me a little history lesson in fashion as I learned about Wrangler and Peter Max!

WranglerXPeterMax Collaboration Comes to Denver
Alonzo gives me the tour of the Wrangler store and teaches me about the history of Wrangler and this collaboration with Peter Max.

I headed on into the dressing room to try on this collection. Something about trying all of these clothes on was SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

Brandi Shigley has some fun in the Wrangler Store!
Having some fun at the Wrangler store trying on the Peter Max collection!

I absolutely fell in LOVE with the way the pockets are accented! These white cords with purple pockets… SWOON!!!!! The denim on denim pieces are beautiful as the original Wrangler feel is very much alive.  Not to mention that they are so well made, I could work on  my car and then ride a horse and they’re going to be just fine.

Even though fall is here, I’m still going to rock the heck out of the shorts! Yesterday, I paired them with high over the knee socks and my red cowboy boots to keep with the Wrangler feel. And, because Peter Max’s awesome artwork is on the inside of the jacket, I flipped it inside out throughout the day. Both sides of this jacket are super cool! I’m going to bring” inside out day” back!!

Brandi Shigley rockin' Wrangler and the Peter Max collaboration
Pretty sure I found my staple outfit. Nobody will mind if I wear this every single day, will they?

It was so much fun to get to learn more about Wrangler and this collaboration! My own personal style is very much in line with this too… classic, throwback, colorful and fun!! YES PLEASE!!!

Swing on by the Park Meadow store! This collaboration will be featured in store until early 2018. And, keep in mind, these pieces are limited edition!! Ohhhhh yeaaahhhhhh!!


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Ignite the Runway on Saturday, October 7th

Condom Couture: Ignite the Runway
10/07/2017
6:30pm-11pm

This will be a grand time!

Ignite the Runway is a runway show featuring condom-inspired fashions created by local designers and community members, Condom Couture brings people together with a healthy dose of curiosity, creativity, and passion for fashion while raising critical funds for the mission of Women’s Health.

 

September 27th: Banned Books Week: Teen Fashion Show

Banned Books Week: Teen Fashion Show
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Belmar Library
Location:
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226

Teens are walking the runway dressed in original creations and designs inspired by banned books. Their designs feature challenged, banned literature, and fandoms, as teens celebrate “Our Right to Read” with the runway show and banned book readings. Enjoy the photo booth, giveaways and participate in Q & A with our teen designers! Banned Books Week is an American Library Association sponsored event.

Suitable for: Teens, ages 11 -18

Location:
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226

Sizzlin’ 6 with Rachel Marie Hurst

Brandi Shigley and Rachel Marie Hurst in 2009 celebrating 10 years of being an entrepreneur.
Brandi Shigley and Rachel Marie Hurst in 2009 celebrating 10 years of being an entrepreneur.

Rachel Marie Hurst was one of our very first designers who was part of our Fashion Denver showroom back in 2008 and has been in our Fashion Denver family ever since then. It has been such a joy to watch Rachel’s fashion career grow and expand! Rachel has done several of our fashion markets over the years and to be able to have her at our 13th anniversary just makes me smile!!! 

Brandi Shigley in a Rachel Marie Hurst dress.
I wore this when I was hosting a red carpet event during the Denver Film Festival.

1) What was your first memory of fashion inspiration that you can remember? 

I was first drawn to the architecture of my college campus and the art and mosaics that were on the walls.  They had such amazing colors and designs and that led to my love of prints and colors. 

2) What motivated you to start your own fashion business? 

I felt that I had a vision that I wanted to share with others and that could only be done as my own boss. I love telling my own stories through my designs and expressing myself to others through fashion and the creative process.

3) Tell us one of your fashion icons or designer influences?

There are so many amazing women out there that I admire for their fashion. Currently I am obsessed with Blake Lively and Zendaya. They both have a unique but cool girl feel that is also very feminine. I love that their clothing screams that yes they are women and yes they are strong, amazing and bold. 

Rachel Marie Hurst designs beautiful dresses for the woman who follows her dreams!
Rachel Marie Hurst designs beautiful dresses for the woman who follows her dreams!
Haley wears Rachel Marie Hurst. Photo by Nathan Leech-Proffer.
Haley wears Rachel Marie Hurst. Photo by Nathan Leech-Proffer.

4) What inspires your designs? 

the need to create clothing for women that chase after their dreams and defy societal norms, those women inspire me to create.

5) What are your thoughts about the fashion industry here in Denver? 

Denver is like family. We have our ups and downs, but I will always cherish our fashion community and love them no matter what.

 

Rachel Marie Hurst modeled by Maya
Rachel Marie Hurst modeled by Maya

6) What is one of your favorite pieces that you have ever designed and why? 

My favorite piece that I have designed is my floral print gown. The Print is perfection but the cut and just overall feel gives off a women in charge that is comfortable with her femininity and is sexy and bold. (Pictured)

7) 3 Things if stranded on an island? 

The practical person in me would say food, matches and water but the other person that doesn’t care, my alter ego, would say my computer with my sims game and a solar charging station of some sort lol. 

Featured anniversary designer: Idlewild Designs

Designer Tina Jolliffe of Idlewild Designs
Designer Tina Jolliffe of Idlewild Designs

I’ve known Tina Jolliffe, designer behind Idlewild Designs  for many years and have always been inspired by her style, kind soul, and talent. When we (Fashion Denver) opened up our first boutique on 11th and Cherokee, Tina was part of the growth of that and then eventually ended up taking over the space as her own studio, boutique and office.  Tina left Colorado for a little bit, but boy are we happy to have her back! I’m so excited to feature her designs at our 13th Anniversary. Get ready to get your #SummerDressGame on!!!

Let’s get to know Tina, shall we?

My first memory of fashion inspiration would probably be a combination of my Mother and Grandmother. When I was young my mother made all of my clothing, I always thought that was amazing! As I got older I would search through all my grandmothers closets and storage room for vintage clothing she was willing to part with. I would alter them to fit me, then soon after I was making my own creations because things I could buy in the stores were never 100%

What motivated me to start my own fashion business was this great girl who owned this cute shop in Sacramento CA while I lived there for an extremely short period of time. Maybe a month! It was this great little boutique that she repurposed vintage clothing. I was talking to her one day, I said how I wish I could have a shop like this one day and she just said “do it then” like it was so simple. But then one day I did, and that was rad!

Idlewild Designs at Fashion Denver's 13th Anniversary Bonanza
Idlewild Designs at Fashion Denver’s 13th Anniversary Bonanza

My main inspiration behind designing clothing is mostly just making ladies of all shapes and sizes feel good! I like making things for others to appreciate. I enjoy creating pieces that can make you feel like you!

What are your thoughts about the fashion industry here in Denver?

I’ve been out of the loop the last couple years. But it seems to keep growing and that’s wonderful! When I first started designing clothing in Denver about 10 years ago it was a small group of designers and most of us knew each other, planned small event together, and now it’s grown so much! I’m excited to meet so many new talented people who share similar interests.

One of my favorite pieces was designed for this Vitamin Water event. Mondo was one of the judges. My best friend Cassie was my model and it was a contest. I can’t even remember what the winning design got (I obviously wasn’t the winner) but it was a really fun night!

Idlewild Designs at Vitamin Water fashion competition
Idlewild Designs at Vitamin Water fashion competition

If I was stranded on an island and got to bring 3 things the first would be GB (Kyle Oppold) my partner. I never get tired of him, he is great entertainment, he can sing awesome songs, and he can help me build a boat to get off the island. Or help build a house so we can stay on the island. The second thing would be an amazing unbreakable knife. For all my chopping, carving and whittling needs. The third thing I’d like is a female sheep so I can use its wool to spin yarn and make fabric by knitting or weaving. Also I’m going to make cheese some how with that sheep milk.