Denver's fashion scene is filled with everything from markets to parties to pop-ups. Here are six can't-miss events in September; watch for updates later this month.
The owners of Spruce.
Photo by Mauricio O. Rocha
1) Spruce Grand Opening
6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3
4347 Tennyson Street
To call Spruce a clothing store is oversimplifying things. Husband-and-duo Taylor Romero and Becca Miller have created a menswear store that marries fashion, technology and grooming. At this new spot in the Berkeley neighborhood, men can transform their look from head to toe with hair products, skin products, shaving products and, of course, clothes and accessories. Come to the official grand opening party and celebrate more ways for Denver to look good — and watch for an interview with Romero and Miller soon. In the meantime, click here for a full list of services at Spruce and to make an appointment.
Photo courtesy of The Cotery
2) The Cotery Pop-Up Shop
6-8 p.m. Friday, September 4
This pop-up shop from The Cotery, a Boulder-based effort, will investigate the relationship between fine art and fashion. A resource for up-and-coming designers, the Cotery is collaborating with Buffalo Exchange to host an art show featuring limited-run fashions. Titled Cut and Sew, the show will put a spotlight on fashion designed by local designers, accompanied by the original artwork that inspired the clothing. Featured artists include Ancient + Future, Heather Taylor, JDP, Katy Zimmerman, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Samuel Mata, SDK and Will Day. Come get your hands on these designer garments (as well as others produced by the Cotery), and don’t miss the whisky tasting sponsored by Blank & Booth Distilling Company on opening night. The show continues Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
Photo by Dorian Phaero
3) Fashion Denver Sizzles
3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 5
270 South Broadway
Mastermind, entrepreneur, dreamer and doer, Brandi Shigley is gearing up with her Fashion Denver team for a mini-fashion market titled Babes on Bocci, a sizzling fashion event just in time to cap off summer. There will be fashion shows on the bocce court at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. featuring local designers, along with hair and makeup by Flaunt Salon. "It’s always fun to have the bigger markets with several designers, but there is something that feels so fresh to skim things down and make this market an intimate experience with just a few designers. Since the move out of our Bannock location, I have been in a hibernating state and am tiptoeing back out. This just feels good,” says Shigley. Join these creative types on the patio at Illegal Pete’s for a memorable summer celebration. Click here for more details.
4) Denver Style Magazine Industry Mondays
10 to 11 a.m. Monday, September 21
4950 Washington Street
This Denver fashion-industry networking session is open to everyone in the local fashion biz, from photographers to models, designers to bloggers. At Denver Style Magazine's monthly meetup, you can network with entrepreneurs, learn about a new brand, connect with a designer, and help grow the thriving fashion industry — but you must first reserve your spot here.
5) Denver Style Magazine Meet and Mingle at Goldyn
6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 23
2040 West 30th Avenue
This month's edition of Denver Style Magazine's networking meet-up is going down at Goldyn, the Highland boutique. Meet bloggers, photographers, shop owners, and Denver's stylish movers and shakers while you learn all the fashion trend for fall. The event is free, but you must reserve your spot here.
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See this sketch come alive on the runway.
Sketch courtesy of Whorl Shop
6) Fall Launch of Whorl Imprints
6 to 9 p.m Thursday September 24
The Inn at Cherry Creek
233 Clayton Street
Earlier this year Whorl Shop started an Indie-go-go campaign to fund womenswear pieces to be produced at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Now the time has come to see the complete line hit the runway at this fashion show presented by Whorl. "Not only are we debuting our new line of Imprints, but we will be showing a selection of the local designers that we carry in-store, including Equilibrium and Stephanie O. We'll start the show with the local designers, go into a fall preview, and then close the show with our new line, Imprints," says Whorl owner Megan Timlin. The Imprints line will be on sale in Whorl beginning Friday, September 25. Click here to buy your ticket to the fashion show.