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 >>
We hate to see summer go, but September has plenty of fashion events to help make the transition easier -- at least for your wardrobe. From a night of boutique shopping in LoHi to the annual Cherry Creek Celebrate Fashion Show, here are ten events that will kick off the fall fashion season. See a ... More >>
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 >>
#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 >>
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 >>
Nearly a year ago, designers Tricia Hoke, Deb Henriksen, Jose Duran and Lisa Elstun put their heads together and created Red Drinks, a monthly get-together when local folks in the fashion/design field could mingle, network and share ideas. It's been going strong ever since, and after a holida ... 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 >>
Anythink Wright Farms, a library like no other.Ever since the Rangeview Library District changed its name to "Anythink," something peculiar's been going on: The locals began to embrace their libraries like never before, and once you step inside Anythink Wright Farms, way up north on 120th Ave ... 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 >>
When this weekend's Denver Style Expo debuts tonight at the Denver Merchandise Mart, there will contests of every kind, from the prestigious Denver Style Awards, which acknowledge the city's top local designers, to a special people's choice award for the best-dressed audience members. But fo ... More >>
DVLP's "The Distant Vagabond" went down at Westword's Artopia party on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the City Hall Amphitheater. Presented by Abella Bala, Justice Talent Agency, Flippin' Entertainment and Making the Model, the show featured designers DVLP, Akomplice, Jiberish, Tricia Hoke, F ... More >>
Dana CainSeven years ago, Westword introduced the MasterMind program, which every year awards cash prizes to five artists or arts institutions that are changing the cultural landscape of Denver. This week, we revealed the 2011 winners, who will be honored Saturday night at Artopia. The next c ... More >>
This week's print issue marked Westword's seventh annual awards for local MasterMinds. There were five in this year's MasterMind class, about which you can read via the links below, and as an added bonus, you can view their works, thanks to the technology of this modern age.
This blue-haired goddess is also a holy grail.Whatever else happened in the Denver arts world this year, one thing is certain: Fashion blew up like a balloon with a terrorist in it. At the forefront of that boom, of course, was Mondo Guerra, who took second place in this year's season of Proj ... 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 >>
The Denver Public Library gets fashion-forward with Prototype.
Need a little black dress? How about a flippy summer frock? Denver's fashion designers have you covered. Just ask Cydney Payton.
Hide your identity at the Masquerade Ball.