Editor's note: Longtime Denver fashion designer Francis Roces, whose brand name is KimonoDragons, represents the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his three-month residency, he and his fine-art counterpart Charlie Boots will be reporting from the real world v ... 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 >>
We're not sure about rock, but the designers behind the 2013 Paper Fashion Show definitely used paper and scissors to put together the event's crafty runway styles. Over the weekend, the Art Directors Club of Denver hosted the ninth annual Paper Fashion Show at the Seawell Grand Ballroom of the Denv ... More >>
It finally happened last night: Thanks to a number of great sponsors and designers, Westword welcomed the 2013 Whiteout fashion show at the McNichols Building last night. While we all focused on the live runway show, with models dressed by eight local designers, there was no shortage of fun fashion ... More >>
#96 Brandi Shigley
A relentlessly positive and hardworking jack-of-all-trades, Brandi Shigley has become synonymous with Denver fashion. The local couture guru, musician and small business owner was part of the first class of Westword MasterMinds in 2005, and she recently reactivated her handbag des ... 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 >>
Marty Folb has been a touring musician for nearly six years now, and in those years has developed a style all his own. Constantly evolving as a DJ, Folb returns to Denver with a seemingly endless catalog of unreleased PantyRaid and MartyParty tracks to soundtrack the end of the world. Whether or not ... More >>
As the weather gets colder, Denver's winter fashion is only getting cooler. As proof, look no further than the Mona Lucero Design Boutique, which hosted a fall fashion show and art sale this weekend with more than a dozen runway looks ranging from all covered-up to barely covered. Westword's Lucas P ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this first week of October "Colorado Fashion Week," but judging from the response to one photo in our slide show of Colorado-created fashion, one designer needs to go back to the drawing board...or the kitchen cupboard...
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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 >>
Last night was the first installment of the two-part finale of Project Runway All Stars, and it posted one of the toughest challenges in Project Runway history. The remaining three designers were challenged to create "mini collections" of five pieces in only four days -- the shortest turnaround for ... More >>
The ecologically minded SustainAbility hosted Recycled Runway, a fashion show Friday night at the Sherman Events Center that attracted an unpretentious collection of hippies, fashionistas, press, parents and those who aren't a typical presence in the fashion world, creating an "awesome mix" of peopl ... More >>
Life really is sweet at the Sweet Life Fashion Show, the annual benefit for Volunteers of America that features fall catwalk collections from an array of designers, along with appetizers, desserts and a party gift (and that's just general admission). The bash is back again -- bigger and bette ... More >>
A Melissa May design.Congress Park's Teller Elementary School already marches to a different drum when it comes to fundraising: Instead of hosting yet another carnival or bake sale, Teller has Tellerpalooza, for instance: an annual family-friendly night of live music at the Mercury Cafe. And ... More >>
A steampunk bracelet by Jean Campbell.If you've ever wondered what the future meets the past looks like, you might call to mind the antics of Marty McFly and the wonder DeLorean in the middle of the wild, wild west, or perhaps a robot tromping through the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. You'd be ... More >>
Photo: Hunter StevensBack stage at the Paper Fashion Show last night.Feathers. Coral. Corsets. All made of paper, all on display last night at the Paper Fashion Show competition at City Hall in downtown Denver. With over 60 jaw-dropping entries, the Paper Fashion Show was a spectacle unlike a ... More >>
Mona gets her Fellini on at a dress rehearsal.
When I think of Fellini's film Juliet of the Spirits, I think of beautiful women in big hats on the beach -- the gorgeous surreal. When local designer Mona Lucero chose "Felliniesque" as the theme for her boutique's eighth-anniversary fashion sh ... More >>
Last year's show. Sexy!Before you even say anything, we already know: It's probably the most boring name for a fashion show ever, and it also makes us think of homeless people. And that's a shame, because The Volunteers of America Holiday Fashion Show is just as haute and sleek as any show wi ... More >>
The Lucky Strike Bar at Mr. Biggs, in a photo from the center's website.Art Cormier's name has popped up plenty of times in Westword over the years. Take this 2005 piece about the Regency Hotel, a once-elegant joint turned into a nexus for neighborhood complaints under Cormier's ownership.
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