Spring is definitely here, bringing with it not just flowers and showers, but a new season of fashion — and fashion events are popping up all over. This month you can learn how to dress for every event, buy fashions that benefit good causes, and celebrate stores new and old. Here are the top eleven fashion events in Denver this month, in chronological order.
11. IVIVVA Retail Store Opening
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12
IVIVVA Cherry Creek
Unit 174, 3000 East First Avenue
Tonight, IVIVVA, a sportswear line for kids, will launch its Cherry Creek store, partnering with Belly Bliss Cherry Creek. The two brands share a common goal: empowering young girls. Before IVIVVA opens a new store, the company talks with young female athletes to get their opinions on everything from store displays, music and colors to how clothes should look, feel and perform. Head to Cherry Creek for a celebratory evening complete with a DJ dance party, and more. Click here for more information.
10. Liberti Fashion Event
4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12
A Line Boutique
5375 Landmark Place, #107, Englewood
Swing by A Line Boutique for an exclusive trunk show featuring Liberti's newest designs. Click here for more information and to reserve your free spot.
9. Mission Wear PatchWORK Fashion Show
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12
3300 Larimer Street
Local nonprofit Mission Wear has partnered with the Miracles Program to present the PatchWORK fashion show and fundraiser, featuring the spring collection by Birds & Belles boutique along with pieces from students at the Art Institute of Colorado, the Fashion Group International and more. The runway will feature eco-friendly, upcycled creations and ready-to-wear spring looks, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Mission Wear, a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities for women through sewing jobs. In an event highlight, emerging Denver artists and student designers will compete to construct durable, recycled pieces out of materials that would normally go to a landfill. The winning design will be on display at Birds & Belles Boutique for the month of June, and its creator will be awarded a scholarship from Fashion Group International. For more information on Mission Wear and to purchase tickets, click here.
8. Goldyn Fashion Luncheon
Noon Friday, May 13
Edge Restaurant and Bar
1111 14th Street
This three-course luncheon at Edge Restaurant in the Four Seasons Downtown will feature a special entree: a runway presentation of chic womenswear from Goldyn Boutique's spring/summer collections. Tickets are $25; call 303-389-3050 or click here. Learn more about Goldyn on the Goldyn website.
7. Beautiful Distractions Model Training Seminar
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19
99 West Ninth Avenue
Head to La Rumba for a portfolio-building party led by fashion-industry professionals. The evening will end with a fashion show; guests will have their makeup done and hair styled by professionals, and they will be shot by a professional photographer as well. Reservations are $45; click here to reserve your spot.
6. Alive Fashion Show
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, May 20
VIE Luxe Nightclub
1427 Larimer Street #200
"Forbidden Love" is the name of the debut collection of elegant cocktail and evening gowns by designer Efrain Guerrero. The collection weaves the tale of two lovers who are meant for each other yet force themselves apart because one is not good for the other — and that story will unfold at the Alive Fashion Show, with music will be provided by DJ Vue. Click here for more information.
5. Laura Christine Boutique Unbirthday Party
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21
Laura Christine Boutique
5501 South Broadway #185, Littleton
Laura Christine, a plus-size women’s consignment boutique, is having its second annual Unbirthday Party celebrating its half-birthday on May 21. During extended hours, Laura Christine will offer free pampering, fashion tips, discounts and flash sales, along with games, prizes and treats. Click here for more information.
4. Last Ones Left Fashion Show
6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21
1080 14th Street
Last Ones Left, a local clothing brand founded by Jordan Sebastian and Alec Frank, will host a fashion show that ends with a special bonus: free sushi until midnight. There will also be performances by DJ DR3W and Jai, as well as artists selling paintings and pictures. Last Ones Left merchandise will also be available, with part of the proceeds donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Foundation. Tickets are $20 at the door; click here for more information.
3. What to Wear Now Fashion Event
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21
Knights of Columbus Hall
121 North Meldrum Street, Fort Collins
Even the most fashion-savvy woman sometimes wonders: What do I wear now? At this event, a panel of fashion experts will show guests what to wear to work, job interviews, weddings and even business-casual events. One guest will be the recipient of an ambush makeover, including a haircut and color, makeup and outfit. All proceeds from this annual luncheon will benefit Colorado charities selected by the Auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus. Click here for tickets and more information.
2. Novelty Bride Magazine Runway and Charity Event
6:15 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 25
1612 Wazee Street
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and Novelty Bride Magazine are teaming up for a fashionable event at Nativ Hotel that includes a cocktail reception, music, auctions and a fashion show. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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1. KARA Trunk Show
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26
2040 West 30th Avenue
Goldyn, the landmark boutique in Highland, will host KARA, a chic collection of utilitarian-meets-modernist handbags, at a reception with food and drink. Click here for more information.