Making History

Fashion Denver’s fall fashion show, Revolution, will have some surprises this time around. “There will be over twenty designers, and I would say half of them are brand-new to the fashion-market scene,” says Fashion Denver founder Brandi Shigley.

That includes a men’s custom-tailored shirt company, jewelry, clothing and some eclectic and colorful fashions. “One of the highlights is the grand finale show, which is going to feature fashions inspired over the past century, from 1900 on, utilizing the fashions from the market,” she adds. “I’m excited to see how that show is going to turn out.”

The look at fashion through the ages melds perfectly with the venue: the Grant-Humphreys Mansion. “I just fell in love with the man-sion,” Shigley says, “so I’m keeping the shows there. I think it’s really fun to make history and celebrate history in this beautiful historic building. The models wind down the stairwell out into the main room, and I can really highlight each and every room in a way that’s not just a stark art gallery, but is really bringing fashion and history together.”

The fall show will also feature a burlesque show and live performances, mini-manicures, sketches by Tricia Hoke and more — including Heidi McGuire, Chella Negro, Johnny Morehouse and other local celebrities. “I feel like the Fashion Denver woman and the Fashion Denver man is everybody,” Shigley says. “I’m excited to not just highlight the fashions, but also to highlight the people who are doing great things in this city.”

Revolution runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania Street; admission is free, and the first fifty shoppers will receive a free tote bag. Visit or call 720-974-2200.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011


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