For Justice Kwesi Kwarteng, Colorado Fashion Week has been largely a labor of love -- and hard work. Inspired by Fern Mallis, the former executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and founder of 7th on Sixth Productions, since 2011 CFW has focused on building an economically s ... More >>
Fashion designers find their inspiration in many ways. Travon Williams, the creative artist behind Anthony Rose Designs, actually follows his dreams. Williams is one of the many new designers emerging in Denver's growing fashion community; he recently put his dreams on pause to talk with us about hi ... More >>
#87: Lisa Ramfjord Elstun Denver designer Lisa Ramfjord Elstun has it all going for her: A master seamstress with an eye for personalized, classic tailored designs, she also rocks an entrepreneurial business acumen that's the epitome of professionalism. A 2014 Westword MasterMind in the fashion cat ... More >>
Westword has always covered the local arts scene. But ten years ago, we recognized that if the arts were really going to grow in those town, they could use some some fertilizer in the form of cold, hard cash. And so we created the MasterMind Awards, which every year gives no-strings-attached grants ... More >>
On Friday, MAX will present its 28th annual fashion show -- a benefit for Children's Hospital. Although the event is sold out, Scott Seale, MAX's CEO, spent a few minutes with us to talk about MAX and the upcoming fashion show. See also: Four best fashion events, so far, this November
Firmly settled into fall, we continue to look for new and exciting things to wear in this chilly season. And this month, we can also wrap ourselves around several exciting fashion events. See also: Colorado Fashion Week 2013 a marathon for fashion lovers
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide (you'll find it tucked into our September 26 issue), we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pa ... More >>
In Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's -- opening tonight at the Sie FilmCenter -- the story of a colossus retailer of couture is told from many angles. Famous customers, fashion designers, critics and Bergdorf's own employees help frame the New York department store's tale, through a mix of lore and per ... More >>
Forty years ago, New York fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert set out to produce a runway show called Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles in 1973, a fundraising catwalk to save the dilapidated Palace of Versailles in France. But the fashion show -- which positioned American designers Oscar de la Ren ... More >>
Project Runway: All Stars winner Mondo Guerra has a new collaboration in the works, and it's slightly more utilitarian than the bold, fearless couture we came to expect from him on the show: a collection of funky and functional eyeglass frames for SEE Eyewear, a brand Mondo himself has been wearing ... More >>
Mondo Guerra, Denver designer!The Yves Saint Laurent show will soon fill the Denver Art Museum, and Mondo Guerra seems to be running away with Project Runway All Stars (anyone else think it's suspicious that he's cancelling Denver engagements because he needs to be in New York in mid-April?). ... More >>
Denver Sneak Peek Series
Handbags and shoes and Barbies, oh my!
These new designs are really trashy.