Fashion Denver's Brandi Shigley has made the professional transition from retailer to full-time fashion consultant, but she hasn't dropped the curtain on her seasonal, signature fashion markets, where local designers show off their stuff at vendor tables and in mini runway shows. But that doesn't mean she can't shake things up -- as today's summer edition, Bounce, proves. For Bounce, Shigley is adding a participatory fitness element that's designed to get people moving.
"I get bored if I do same thing over and over," Shigley explains, "and I was sitting at my desk on my bouncy-ball chair, and I thought, 'Oh, my God, it would be so fun to include fitness with fashion,' since summer is all about doing fun, outdoorsy things and getting in shape." To that end, she's cut back on the number of vendors involved and partnered with Tease Studio, her office neighbors on Bannock Street, to host a variety of fitness and dance classes in the basement ballroom of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, where the market will be held. "They've probably never had fitness classes down in that ballroom before," Shigley jokes. "Mr. Grant and Mr. Humphreys will be excited about that!"
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Break a sweat at Bounce from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the mansion, 770 Pennsylvania Street, and don't worry: The fashion shows -- three of them, produced Parisian-style by Justice Kwesi Kwarteng -- will still go on. Admission is free, and the Basic Kneads pizza truck will be on the grounds; go to www.fashiondenver.com.
Sun., June 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2012