As Denver heats up, so does the fashion scene. What better way to jump-start summer than with boutique parties, glamorous runways and stylish fundraisers? Here are Denver's ten best fashion events this month.
Goldyn Ten Year Anniversary Party
Friday, June 2, 6 to 9 p.m.
2040 West 30th Avenue
The progressive womenswear boutique Goldyn is celebrating ten years in Highland, and it's doing so with a bang. Swing by to celebrate with music from Oko Tygra and Jeromie Lawrence Dorrance, performance art by Werk Out Palace, an interactive photo booth from Impromptu Company, a cocktail bar provided by RiNo Yacht Club and much more. Click here for additional information.
The Serenity Project Fashion Show
Friday, June 2, 5 p.m.
900 Auraria Parkway
This first annual runway show highlights models who have survived life's more difficult challenges: disability, grief, loss and abuse. The models have honed their beauty through struggle and will serve as an inspiration to the community. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.
High Fives Foundation Art and Auction
Friday, June 2, 7 to 10 p.m.
EVO Store Denver
Phunkshun Wear and EVO Denver are hosting this fundraiser with the nonprofit High Fives to support action-sports athletes suffering life-altering injuries. The work of fourteen talented artists, seven of whom are Colorado locals, will be auctioned off. Click here for more information.
Spruce Second Birthday Bash
Friday, June 2, 6 to 9 p.m.
4335 West 44th Avenue
The clothing store/barber shop one-stop shop for men will celebrate its two-year anniversary at the Oriental Theater. The celebration includes battling DJs, standup comedy courtesy of Wade Holland, food and drinks, fashion, and some big announcements from Spruce. Click here to register for free.
Designer Spring Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1600 14th Street
This local designer pop-up will showcase AnnaFesta, Brooks LTD, Corinne Brown Jewelry and Stephanie O. Guests can shop while sipping champagne, and various items will be discounted by 50 percent. The designers bring their own perspectives and styles, and there will be a variety of items to peruse, all made in Colorado. Click here for more information.
Monday, June 12, 6 to 9 p.m.
Brooks Tower – Third Floor
1020 15th Street
The Women of LoDoNA, or the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association, are hosting an accessory swap. Bring your gently used fashion accessories — think hats, scarves, jewelry, bags and sunglasses — to trade. Leftover items will be donated to the Gathering Place and Dress for Success. Wine and appetizers are included with admission. Refresh your accessories and meet other women in the lower downtown area for a fun evening of community-building. Click here for more information.
Fashion Denver's Thirteen Year Anniversary Market
Friday, June 16, 4 to 10 p.m
Bierstadt Lager & C Squared Cider Beer Hall
2875 Blake Street
Dreamer, doer and fashion entrepreneur Brandi Shigley and Fashion Denver are celebrating thirteen years as a brand with a fashion-market bonanza. The Wild West theme celebrates the RiNo District's history and Fashion Denver's past designers. Purchase items from local designers and enjoy two fashion shows, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. The event will include a hygiene-supply drive for the Denver Rescue Mission. Designers include Jeremy Willard, Duane Topping, Rachel Marie Hurst and many more. This free event is open to the public. Click here for more information.
Lunapparel Fashion Show
Saturday, June 24, 12 to 3 p.m.
Bonacquisti Wine Company
4640 Pecos Street, Unit 1
Local designer Susan M. Luna will showcase her summer line of "athleisure-wear," designed and produced in Colorado. Eat, drink, and enjoy the fashion show at 1 p.m.; items for sale include vibrant bomber jackets, colorful tennis skirts, yoga pants, men’s and women’s T-shirts, art, accessories and duffel and tote bags. Click here for more information.
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The Urban Angels Circle of Love Dress Drive
Sunday, June 25, 12 to 3 p.m.
1135 Bannock Street
Local nonprofit the Urban Angels presents Circle of Love, its third-annual dress drive, aimed at providing dresses – and in turn hope, love and joy – to little girls suffering through unfortunate circumstances around the world. All monetary donations will be shared between Love a Child and Hope House and will provide food for families in need. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
African Fashion Show
Sunday, June 25, 5 to 9 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver
4040 Quebec Street
The African Fashion Show will spotlight new fare from Denver's African designers. Swimwear is included in this summer collection. Click here to purchase tickets and for additional information.
To learn about other events, visit the Westword calendar.