The holiday season is almost here, and there are plenty of fashion events in Denver this month to have you looking good at all those Thanksgiving gatherings. Here are twelve of the best, in chronological order.
1. La Vien Jewelry Event
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 9
Jared Galleria of Jewelry
9535 East County Line Road
For just one day, Jared will display a selection of LeVian’s top trends (from 40,000 original designs a year), including classic diamonds and seasonal color gems. Click here for more information.
2. Fall/Winter 2016 Trend Presentation
8-10 p.m. Thursday, November 10
Denver Design Incubator
2040 Clay Street
To celebrate the tenth Denver Arts Week, the Denver Design Incubator and local fashion entrepreneur Salwa Owens will deliver a forecast of this season's fashion trends; Owens will also demonstrate how to use pieces from her own label and other curated collections to create several inspired looks. Artist-in-residence Laura Marshall will be live-painting at this event as well. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
3. Beauty Master Class
5 -7 p.m. Thursday, November 10
AILLEA Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3000 East First Avenue, #203
The toxin-free beauty retailer in Cherry Creek will host a master class and a co-tutorial featuring Sasha Plavsic, founder of ILIA Beauty, and Sirine Swed, founder of Battington Lashes, who will teach the art of mastering the dramatic eye. For $25, attendees will receive a set of Battington Lashes and a seat in the master class. Click here for more information.
Photo courtesy of 303 Magazine
4. 303 Magazine's Denver Fashion Weekend Fall 2016
7 p.m. Thursday, November 10; Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13
The twice-a-year fashion show from 303 Magazine returns for the fall season, with three nights of style showcasing 17 fashion designers and 21 salons; there will be pop-up shops throughout the weekend as well. Featured designers include Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Kotomi Yoshida, Frances Roces, Maggie Burns, Night by Charlie Price, Rachel Marie Hurst, Steve Sells, Anthony H, Tyne Hall, Femme Fatale Intimates, Velvet Wolf, Margaret Sanzo, Scout & Molly, Fab’rik, Georgine and John Paul Ataker NYC. Featured hair salons include Charlie Price, Antoine Du Chez, The Parlour, Mode, Swank, The Look, Beauty Underground, Goldie and Bob, Artemis & Birch, KTB Hair & Funk Styling, Ansley Meredith, Marlene Romero, Javier Jaimes, Chad & Co, Stephan Lauren, James Mucker, Halo Salon, Rita B, Beto’s Salon and Blow Dry Lounge. Click here to get more info and purchase your tickets.
Meet jewelry designer Gurhan Orhan in person at Neiman Marcus.
Photo courtesy of Gurhan Orhan
5. Gurhan Orhan for Gurhan
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek
3030 East First Avenue
Head to the designer-jewelry department of Neiman Marcus in Cherry Creek to meet acclaimed accessory designer Gurhan Orhan, and shop the latest collection. Click here for more information.
6. Fashion Group International Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Trend Event
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 15
The Art Institute of Colorado Penthouse
1200 Lincoln Street
Fashion Group International is hosting this event, during which Denver's fashion community can network while previewing the upcoming fashion trends for 2017 Spring/Summer through a DVD presentation with an exclusive edit of New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks. In addition, local stylists will provide feedback on how to interpret these upcoming trends in order to take them from runway to the real world. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
7. Fashion and French
6-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 16
Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago Street
Lovers of both French fashion and the French language are in for a treat: The Alliance Française de Denver and Fashion Denver are hosting this event; guests can learn some French fashion phrases while also learning about the careers of women in the French fashion industry who now live in Denver. Special guests include Florence Muller, Leila Korn, Christine Oury, Sabine Lerus Watson and Terrence Timmerman. Click here for more information.
Photo courtesy of Spruce
8. Denver Style magazine Mix and Mingle
6-9 p.m. Thursday, November 17
4347 Tennyson Street
Denver Style magazine hosts monthly Mix and Mingle events for bloggers, photographers, designers and store owners to network; November's event will be at Spruce, a menswear boutique and barbershop. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
Photo courtesy of Patty Byers
9. Larimer Square Holiday Fashion Preview
5:30-7 p.m. Thursday November 17
1465 Larimer Street
Head to Ocean Prime in Larimer Square to kick off your holiday season with a fashion show featuring items from Larimer Square boutiques and food and cocktails from Ocean Prime. Guests will leave with a holiday gift from Larimer Square retailers; proceeds from this charity event benefit the MaxFund Animal Shelter. Click here for tickets and more information.
10. Sacred Thistle Pop Up Shop
5-8 p.m. Thursday, November 17
2040 West 30th Avenue
Womenswear boutique Goldyn is hosting this pop-up shop from Sacred Thistle, a local florist, just in time for holiday shopping. Click here for more information.
11. Dolled Up for the Holidays
2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20
955 Lincoln Street, #E
Denver-based designer Salwa Owens and Glamour Bar are hosting an event where guests can sip champagne and mingle with other stylish Denverites. Owens will be selling her clothing and accessories, and will also be available for styling advice; Glamour Bar will provide a full menu of specialty services. Click here for more information.
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Photo courtesy of Colorado AIDS Project
12. Red Ball Denver
6-9:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20
Exdo Event Center
1399 35th Street
The eighth annual Red Ball is both a fashion show and a benefit that supports HIV programs and services throughout the Denver area. The event includes a silent auction and extravagant hair and fashion show, featuring the styles of Kimono Dragons, Anna Festa and Rachel Hurst. Last year more than 3,800 men, women and children living with HIV or AIDS were helped through programs and services provided by the Denver Colorado AIDS Project. Click here to purchase your tickets and for more information.