Ten years after Brandi Shigley put out her Shigley shingle in the Golden Triangle to forge Fashion Denver, the local entrepreneur, designer and purveyor of the Do What You Love, Love What You Do business philosophy, is still going strong, as are her seasonal fashion markets, which emphasize the work that local designers are doing right in our own back yard. But there’s always room for change, and today’s Splash Summer Fashion Market will transform the concept into an outdoor neighborhood hoedown.
“It’s always been my dream to come together with the other businesses on the block to have a big community event,” Shigley says. “There are so many cool businesses on the block.” This summer’s edition fulfills that wish by including Fashion Denver neighbor Studio Salon and Shigley’s own home away from home, the Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub, 955 Bannock Street, which will share its parking lot area with Splash’s vendors, designers and fashion-show models. “Rooster & Moon is one of my favorite places,” Shigley adds. “I’ve literally cried at the bar there many times!”
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Shop at Splash from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; highlights include a kooky participatory fashion parade, starting at Studio Salon (hair-and-makeup central for Splash models) and moving down the street to the marketplace at 12:45 p.m., as well as more formal fashion shows on the stage at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Nearly thirty fashion vendors will share their wares, and Rooster & Moon will serve food and drinks all day long. Admission is free; for details, visit fashiondenver.com.
Sun., July 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2014