For those of us who lack the talent and imagination to be a designer, there's now a website for that. The Cotery has made it easy for anyone to become a designer without worrying about the production and distribution side of the business. Tricia Hoke and Charlotte (Char) Genevier are the creative mi ... More >>
On August 1, the second annual Urban Nights fashion show, sponsored by the Joseph Family Foundation, brought a fashion extravaganza to Mile High Station that benefited homeless youth while showcasing local designers. One of those designers was Mondo Guerra, who's gained national acclaim on Project R ... More >>
The second Urban Nights Fashion Show is a "runway with a reason." The event promises to not only be a great fashion celebration featuring some of Denver's best boutiques and designers (including Project Runway's Mondo Guerra) but to raise a lot of money for Urban Peak, a non-profit organization that ... More >>
In case you didn't get enough of Under the Gunn, whose first season ended last night, from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow, April 12, the Hotel Monaco will host an Under the Gunn pop-up shop featuring designs by Under the Gunn mentor Mondo Guerra, a Denver designer; local contestant/designer Stephanie Ohnmacht ... More >>
On last week's Under the Gunn, the five remaining designers were paired with a "real women" with real fashion issues, and asked to create a design to meet their needs. Lots of drama ensued -- between the designers and their clients, between the designers and their mentors -- and in the end, Shan won ... More >>
Time to clean out your closet, putting away all the cold-weather clothes. Need to update your wardrobe for spring? There are plenty of events where you can find inspiration this month, from the much-anticipated Denver Fashion Weekend to trunk shows. Here are our nine favorite fashion events for Apri ... More >>
Last week the remaining designers on Under the Gunncompeted as teams vying for the prize of having their mini-collection sold in Francesca's stores. Team Oscar and Shan won the challenge, and to their surprise Francesca's selected two pieces to feature in its collection. At the end of the show, Nata ... More >>
On last week's episode of Under the Gunn, Blake survived the judging to sew another week; Shan won the steam punk avant-garde challenge with his deconstructed power suit, finally bringing a win to Anya's team; and Nicholas was sent home. For last night's episode, Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marc ... More >>
As this week's episode of Under the Gunn started, Team Nick was still basking in its surprise win, Mondos' team was safe, and Anya's crew was last. The challenge this round was Steam Punk fashion --deconstructed modern Victorian meets Mad Max -- and the guest judge, Georgina Chapman, co-founder of M ... More >>
Denver fashion is now back in the national spotlight thanks to Tim Gunn's new reality show, Under the Gunn. Mondo Guerra, winner of the 2012 Project Runway All Stars, is a mentor on the show, which debuted last night on Lifetime, and local designer Stephanie Ohnmacht is one of fifteen contestants lo ... More >>
Mondo Guerra, fashion reality-show star and winner of the 2012 Project Runway All Stars, will host a series of viewing parties to celebrate his return to television as a fashion mentor on Lifetime's new reality competition, Under the Gunn. Like that series, the parties will begin on January 16, when ... More >>
#66: Francis Roces Last week, we introduced Powerhaüs Artist-in-Residence (PAIR) Program fine-art resident Charlie Boots; now meet his fashion-designing counterpart, Francis Roces, a familiar face to those in Denver's fashion scene. He's been plying the needle and thread for nearly thirty years, a ... More >>
As the snow melts away, every young fashionista's thoughts turn to flirty frocks, bare shoulders and fabulous hair. And those are just a few of the things you'll see showcased at 303 Magazine's Denver Fashion Weekend Spring/Summer 2013, which takes over City Hall this weekend. Hometown fashion hero ... More >>
Want to be part of a new reality show? The Breckenridge-Wynkoop restaurants are collaborating with Koncrete Media, a local production company, on a reality TV show, Mile High Social. And they're hosting a casting call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at Ghost Plate & Tap; the crew is looking for ... More >>
All zombie-d out from the weekend? Don't worry: There are no undead events on this list, just dead-free ones. From a bring-your-own records party to a RMCAD faculty art show to a live podcast taping and bash, you have many great ways to spend time this week -- without spending cash. (You can use all ... More >>
As the first cousin of Project Runway celebrity Mondo Guerra, I can attest to the fact that Halloween in our extended family was always a treat. Since Halloween is one of Mondo's favorite holidays, he'd decorate his parents' house with cobwebs, tombstones and stuffed straw men, and on the big day wo ... 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 was the undeniable star his first round on Project Runway. Even though he didn't win the competition, he won hearts with his admission that he's HIV positive. And last Thursday night, he got his sweet revenge by winning Project Runway All Stars , which came with a hefty load of prizes ... More >>
Mondo Guerra won it all last night, when he was named the winner of Project Runway All Stars. But this Denver designer has always shown that he was a cut above -- generous to other designers and supportive of causes close to his heart, including Colorado AIDS Project, the beneficiary of last night's ... More >>
It must have been tough for Denver designer Mondo Guerra to keep a secret for so long, but on Thursday night, the reality-show contestant could finally let it out: He was the winner of Project Runway All Stars. In a watch party held at the Exdo Event Center, Guerra had gathered with a few hundred o ... More >>
Will Mondo get robbed again, or will he finally triumph? That's still the big question on the minds of loyal fashionistas across the very universe. But either way, we already know that Mondo Guerra has a bright future ahead of him.
Denver designer Mondo Guerra is about to emerge from the Project Runway vortex after a two-year stay, and he'll be the latest personality to try and prove that there are second acts in the lives of American reality-TV stars. Since Season 8 of the Lifetime reality show began filming in June 2010, an ... 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 >>
Last night on Project Runway All Stars, the challenge for the four remaining designers was to create a ready-to-wear outfit for designer and guest judge Nanette Lepore's line that was "irresistible, feminine and timeless." The winning design would be featured on the Nanette Lepore label, and profits ... More >>
Last night's episode of Project Runway All Stars was brought to you by a deadhead near you. Or it might as well have been. The challenge asked the designers to create a look that would pop under a black light and impress guest judge Pharrell Williams.
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 >>
It was World War III last night onProject Runway All Stars as the designers competed to see who could create the best national flag-inspired outfit. Each contestant was to take on a nation that represented a "major world region," but some of the countries wound up looking somewhat obscure.
Last night's challenge in Project Runway All Stars was for the designers to create a dress for one of the characters in the Broadway play Godspell. They were given a $200 budget and sent off to Mood to buy "rich-looking fabrics" for their character's wardrobe -- which was to consist of separates tha ... More >>
Denver's most fashionable and charitable denizens turned out last night to attend a special Project Runway All Stars viewing party at Beauty Bar hosted by contestant and Denver designer Mondo Guerra. While Guerra hosts a viewing party at the venue every week, last night's event featured silent and l ... More >>
This week's episode of Project Runway All Stars was "fashionmania," as Mondo Guerra, the Denver designer who won last week's challenge, put it.
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.
It's only episode three of Project Runway All Stars, and already they're jumping the shark by having the client for this week's challenge be a fictional character. Not just a fictional character, but a fictional animal character. A fictional Muppet character. That's right, the designers are making ... More >>
After the first episode of Project Runway All Stars, my head was reeling from all the changes that Lifetime had made to the basic Project Runway model (as well as from all the fun everyone was having at the viewing party with Mondo Guerra at Beauty Bar, the first in an ongoing series).
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 >>
When the Arvada Center's new production of Hairspray officially opens tomorrow night, Everyone, but everyone, will be checking out the costumes. That's because Denver hero Mondo Guerra designed them, putting his way with fresh and professional looks to the test. And besides, if Mondo wasn't m ... More >>
It goes without saying that every LGBT bar and club in town will be overflowing this weekend with beer busts and boot scoots and just plain wild celebratin' of the imbibing kind. Check into your favorite, and you'll be well taken care of. But where do you go to see and be seen, raise a glass ... More >>
Last night, Project Runway contestant and Denver's current fashion star Mondo Guerra was at the Infinity Park Event Center for a clothing recycling bonanza known as the Good Exchange Fashion Show and Clothing Swap in Glendale. There was a fashion show featuring Goodwill clothing -- repurpos ... More >>
Mondo Guerra's "Live and Love" tree tee. At the Denver Public Library's November Frock Out designer showcase, guest judge (and beloved local Project Runway runnerup) Mondo Guerra let a few cats out of the bag: He's staying in Denver because "it's our time;" after coming out as HIV-positive on ... More >>
Hey-ho, let's go: The Pondo Beara limited-edition T-shirt. Mondo, Mondo, Mondo -- what are you up to now? Not one to lock himself up and lick his wounds, Denver's favorite reality show runner-up Mondo Guerra, upset by Gretchen in the Project Runway Season 8 finale, is strutting his stuff all ... More >>