What do you get when you cross a passion for fashion with an entrepreneurial spirit? Kathy Bacon, founder of Dress for Success Denver and Fashion Forward Radio. This longtime supporter of the scene took a few minutes away from the mike to answer a few questions about Fashion Forward Radio and the sc ... More >>
Where's the art this weekend? You can start in the Art District on Santa Fe, where collector-oriented Third Friday events will keep galleries hopping up and down the street. Or you can venture around (and outside of) the city for more show openings.... See also: Paper Work, Center for Visual Art
Fashion's Night Out began in New York City in 2009, the brainchild of couture culture queen Anna Wintour as a way to reignite consumer interest in fashion. Now an international celebration, Colorado is getting in on the party, too; various boutiques across the state go big tomorrow night, September ... More >>
The fashion event of the summer came down Friday night when Fallene Wells introduced her Modern Nouveau collection at Fall Friperie, a show at Walker Fine Art. The line received a rave review from its audience, which appreciated Wells's concept of mixing and matching separates and fun patterns. T ... More >>
CultureHaus, the Denver Art Museum's art-loving social group for young professionals, is always coming up with new ways to have creative fun, such as tonight's Fashion to the MAX, a nod to the end of the DAM's most fashionable summer ever. Though the YSL show is over, his high style -- and the museu ... More >>
For her latest endeavor, Fallene Wells went big: She launched a $20,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund her Modern Nouveau line. Fans of Fallene's work came through, the designer reached her goal, and on August 24, she will debut her fall mix-match collection at Walker Fine Art Gallery, in a solo, Fren ... More >>
Last night's Titanic-themed Frock Out fashion fete at the Denver Central Library was a subdued affair, especially when compared to the last one two years ago, which was both a fashion show and a good-humored freak show, and maybe a little too messy for some people's taste. But the styles marched out ... More >>
On Friday, the Denver Art Museum played host to Forever Darling 5 fashion show, in conjunction with its monthly Untitled series and the Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition. This edition of Forever Darling featured eight designers from Project Runway: Michael Costello, Becky Ross, Daniel ... More >>
Fallene Wells was getting ready to acknowledge defeat in her Kickstarter campaign, which ended on February 22. The Denver fashionista was even preparing a second fundraising effort -- with a more modest goal -- on another crowdsourcing website since she was so far away from the $20,000 she'd hoped t ... More >>
On Saturday night, Westword introduced the eighth class of MasterMinds -- artistic entrepreneurs who are changing the cultural landscape. Since we started the program, we have given more than $130,000 in grants to artists and arts organizations. The latest winners (click on the link for profiles): M ... More >>
Westword MasterMind (class of 2010) and Project Runway alumnus Fallene Wells has a dream -- to produce a vintage-inspired line of clothing and start CoSewn, a local apparel manufacturing company. She's been inching ever closer to that lofty aspiration since she launched a $20,000 Kickstarter ... More >>
Last year's Goodwill-sponsored Good Exchange for Change Fashion Show and Clothing Swap, which came right on the heels of Mondo Guerra's stunning near-win on Project Runway, featured the local fashion superstar while banking on a trend-to-be: the clothing swap.
Denver designer Fallene Wells will use the most modern of fundraising mechanisms to gather money for a clothing line that harks back to the past, specifically the 1920s. Wells, who starred on Season 9 of Project Runway, kicked off a campaign on Kickstarter this week, in which she hopes to raise $20 ... More >>
Tricia Hoke, working without a net...and almost without a machine.While H&M fans waited for the first Colorado store of the Swedish chain to open at the Denver Pavilions on November 10, some of Denver's best designers showed off their skills in a Cut 'n' Sew competition emceed by Project Runw ... More >>
Fallene Wells, decked out in H&M, hosted the event.Denver fashion fixture and Project Runway Season 9 contestant Fallene Wells showed off her Tim Gunn skills at yesterday's Cut 'n' Sew event. Amidst the H&M hoopla at Denver Pavilions beginning at 10 a.m., local designers Melissa May, Tricia H ... More >>
JonBenet Ramsey.Representative Doug Lamborn has learned the very hard way that using a too-colorful term can put a politician in a very sticky situation. And now I've gotten pulled into the tar baby mess, too.
On Colorado Day, it seemed very appropriate to run into one of the creative entrepreneurs who are as much a part of this state's landscape as the Rockies: Denver designer and hair stylist Fallene Wells, one of our 2010 MasterMind winners and a contestant on this season's Project Runway.
Video below.I made a marathon drive back to Colorado yesterday, arriving on the eve of this state's birthday -- just in time to watch a Coloradan make a splash on America's Got Talent, where the self-proclaimed Professor Splash executed a record-breaking belly flop into twelve inches of water ... More >>
Though the initial Project Runway pool of twenty contestants is not exactly exclusive to better-known capitols of design, it's certain that Denver made a huge impact on the show last year in the form of Mondo Guerra, who came in second place in the running and first place in everybody's heart ... More >>
Keep it sassy, Fallene.That bitch Gretchen may have officially taken home the prize for last season of Project Runway, but everyone knows our boy Mondo Guerra got robbed: He had the most style (none of the other designers could touch him in terms of sheer inventiveness) and the best drama (co ... More >>
Oh, that Chris Loffelmacher. He promised a spectacle and, by god, he delivered. Last night's Frock Out 2010 fashion showdown at the Denver Central Library rocked it hard, baby, interspersing a drop-dead battalion of strutting models with sideshow curiosities both real and imagined on the runw ... More >>
Frockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa puts some spin on this "Let 'Em Have It" halter-neck cocktail dress by Fallene Wells....
The Denver Public Library gets fashion-forward with Prototype.