One of the most interesting things about Fallene is that shes completely self-taught as a designer. I know a lot of those, but not a lot of them are designing at the same caliber, says Fancy Tiger fashion guru Matthew Brown. Also, shes really committed to staying in Denver. The others seem to leave when they begin to get big; that tends to be a pattern. But even more so, I love the style of the work that shes doing; its the kind of stuff I would make if I was making clothes. She makes pieces that look retro but arent, combining 50s and 60s silhouettes with a strong modern element. And shes done it all on her own DIY ethic.
Shop, mingle, listen to spins and enjoy suds courtesy of Great Divide Brewery at Fancy Tiger, 14 South Broadway, tonight from 7 to 10 p.m.; admission is free. Go to www.fancytiger.com or call 303-282-6590.
Fri., Feb. 5, 7-10 p.m., 2010