This weekend is full of festive fun in Denver, and you won't have to bum money off your friends to enjoy it -- nine of our featured events are absolutely free. You can dance at a francophile party, tour a candy factory, or catch a series of short plays. Share bargain events we overlooked in the comm ... More >>
With bikinis packed away and the smell of sunscreen a distant memory, it is time to focus on fall fashion and all it has to offer. October is a great month for fashion events: From fundraisers to a great designer sale, there's something for every shopper. See also: Forever Darling Fashion Show, ... More >>
#76: Sahar Pazirandeh Sahar Pazirandeh left Iran with her family in the late '80s, when she was nine years old, in the wake of changes that followed the ancient nation's Islamic revolution. She'd spent her early years in the grip of Iran's new fundamentalist face; her own mother, a former IBM execu ... More >>
Dreamer, doer and Westword Mastermind Brandi Shigley is at it again, this time pairing up with restaurateurTony Pasquini. This Saturday and Sunday, Pasquini's Tony P's will host Paninaro Rewind, Shigley's fashionable take on the restaurant's already popular Discko Paninaro, an '80s throwback dance p ... More >>
At this year's Frock Shop Spring Sample Sale, savvy shoppers will get to browse though pieces by both established and up-and-coming designers in Colorado. Now in its second year, Frock Shop -- the brainchild of Colorado State University apparel and merchandising graduate Katie Gartner -- brings toge ... More >>
Over the past eight years, Frost: Fashion Denver's Holiday Market has established itself as more than a gathering place for local vendors: It's also it's a hot spot for designers looking to connect with stylish buyers. In fact, the marketplace -- going down this Sunday, December 16, at the Grant-Hum ... More >>
Athena Project's Plays in Progress series is now in full swing, and while the plays are only getting a workshop treatment, one of them will win a full production at next spring's Athena Project Festival -- and that means it will need a costume designer. Cue the festival's newest opportunity: a fas ... More >>
What's better than scoring a perfectly fitting designer dress or a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes on a shopping expedition? Snagging the good stuff at a decent price -- or, even better, for free. This weekend, Fast Geek Boutique will host its first-ever Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap and Fashion Denver ... More >>
Fashion Denver owner Brandi Shigley encourages others to do just as she is doing: "Focus on your focus."
Here's something to ponder in 2012: The new year will mark, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. And, as Chris Loffelmacher of the Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life program points out, "How often does a shipwreck turn 100?" That's why, when Loffelmacher ro ... More >>
Brandi Shigley could be our Westword MasterMind poster girl: Civic-minded and an ever-positive dynamo on the local style scene, the Fashion Denver founder lives up to the very definition of a MasterMind in a way that truly befits a member of the inaugural 2005 creative class. Back then, she w ... More >>
Brandi Shigley: "Don't you just loooove looove?" Fashion Designer, musician, entrepreneur, public speaker and downright cool broad are but a few of the words that describe Brandi Shigley (due with B.Sue tonight at the hi-dive for a triple EP release show). The first time I came in contact wit ... More >>
A little romance from Fashion Denver.The last leg of Create Denver Week was by no means an afterthought: Rather, Your Sunday Best, for which Fashion Denver's Sprout spring market and the Denver Handmade Alliance's Crafty Ballyhoo shared quarters at the Grant-Humphreys mansion, was rife with g ... More >>
Apparently March didn't get the memo that it's supposed to come in like a lion, because the last week has been relatively beautiful out and closer to the lamb-like status we're supposed to having at the end of the month. Whatever, the mountain's loss is our gain, as we'll be able to enjoy ple ... More >>
Friday night, February 4, 2011 was Fashion Denver's anniversary party, marking eleven years in business and one year at its Bannock Street location. Local designers and music were offered to those who hit up this free public party. Photos by Hunter Stevens. See the full slideshow.
If you're annoyed by the Super Bowl, you've got options this weekend.After a week of cold and snow, Friday couldn't have come soon enough. It's a good thing it's the first of the month too, because that means there is plenty to do for folks willing to venture off into the chilly night. It als ... More >>
Brandi in Lily Bell.Denver fashion maven Brandi Shigley is all bounce and determination; even when she cries (yes, even the most cheerful people lose it once in awhile amid the trials of entrepreneurship: After vandals broke a window at Shigley's Fashion Denver boutique and headquarters last ... More >>
Brandi Shigley at Vixen.You haven't really experienced the holidays until you've seen the historic and elegant Grant-Humphreys mansion on Quality Hill in seasonal dress, with poinsettias lining the grand staircase and light streaming into the first-floor sunroom. That was the setting last Sun ... More >>
Fresh coutureFashion Denver's in-house French fashion designer and artist Raphael Lobello grew up in a fort built in the 1200s. After studying screen printing in Grenoble for two years, Lobello moved near Toulouse and studied fashion design for three more before coming to Denver, where he is ... More >>
The LIBRA Fall Fashion Market showcases Denvers best designers.
The Seed show is sweet and succulent.
A party this fun has got to be illegal.