February is here, and under all those bulky coats, people are sporting some very stylish looks. The month's calendar is full of equally stylish events, including fashion shows and trunk sales. So come in out of the cold and enjoy one of February's hot fashion festivities, presented here in chronological order.
1. Adorned: The Jewelry Fashion Luncheon
Noon to 4 p.m. Friday, February 5
Edge Restaurant & Bar
1111 14th Street
Head to the Four Seasons Hotel for this fashion event at Edge Restaurant and Bar, featuring four of Denver's jewelry experts: Andrea Li Designs, Hyde Park Jewelers, Gnat Jewelers and Jewelry by Bloom. The luncheon will begin with a fashion show of models showcasing the jewelry and end with a pop-up jewelry shop so that you can shop for the baubles you just saw on the runway. Click here for more information.
2. Carol Mier First Friday Art Walk
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 5
Carol Mier Fashion
54 Santa Fe Drive
While browsing the art galleries on Santa Fe Drive on First Friday, stop by Carol Mier's boutique for fashion, fun, complimentary style tips and live casual modeling. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
3. Westword Artopia 2016
7 p.m. Saturday, February 20
Artopia is Westword's annual event that puts Denver's ever-evolving art and fashion scene in the spotlight. The event includes the Whiteout fashion show, and the nine featured designers include AnnaFesta, D’Lola Couture, Denver Bespoke, Elyse Rainbolt, Equillibrium, Gino Velardi, Leon Designs, Mona Lucero and YOCISCO, all addressing the "Art of Fashion" theme. Click here to purchase tickets and get more information.
4. Denver Style Magazine Industry Mondays
10 a.m. to noon Monday, February 22
The Studio Denver
4950 Washington Street, Suite 200
Denver Style Magazine hosts this monthly fashion-industry meeting where insiders can network. The meeting is open to all business professionals involved in the Denver fashion, style and beauty industries. Click here to reserve your spot.
5. Etro Trunk Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m Wednesday, February 24
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3030 East First Avenue
Swing by the Cherry Creek Shopping Center to shop Etro, the Italian fashion house founded in 1968 in Milan, as it unveils its new spring/summer 2016 collection at Neiman Marcus. The collection features such Etro staples as kaleidoscopic prints and a rich concentration of color with a bohemian sensibility. Click here for more information.
From the Haus Gaia collection, debuting at a fashion show February 26.
Photo courtesy of Michael Sullivan
6. The Haus Presents Spring/Summer 2016 Gaia Collection Fashion Show
6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 26
Denver Arts Society
734 Santa Fe Drive
Michael Sullivan, designer and creative director of The Haus, is celebrating the release of his latest designs, the Gaia collection, with a fashion show. Sullivan and fellow house designer Shatara Wright will be showing 28 menswear and womenswear looks to a DJ's accompaniment. The evening will also feature food, beverages and performances by Sur Ellz and Dorian Phaero, as well as an after-party for networking and dancing. Click here to purchase your general-admission ticket or a limited VIP ticket that includes gift bags, drinks and backstage access.
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Photo courtesy of 303 Magazine
7. 303 Magazine Denver Fashion Weekend Non-Traditional Model Casting Call
4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 28
303 Magazine will holds its annual Denver Fashion Weekend April 6 through April 11. In advance of the event, 303 Magazine is looking for non-traditional models to walk the runway on April 7. This casting call is open to petite models, plus-sized models, and models of all ages and genders, with or without tattoos. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.