Clothes Call

If you love making fashion, it’s time to crawl out from behind your sewing machine, because the Denver Public Library and Fabric Lab are teaming up for "Frock Out Denver: Independent Designers Challenge and Runway Show." Twelve designers will be accepted for this year’s challenge, and the winner will receive cash and gifts totaling $2,000, as well as a spread in an upcoming issue of Fabricate! -- Denver’s newest fashion rag.

Designers need to bring a portfolio and three sample pieces to their interviews, which are being held on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. (To schedule one, call 720-865-1205 or e-mail If a designer is selected to participate in the runway show, he or she will be expected to show five designs — one of the designer’s choosing and four challenge pieces to be designed especially for this show. All selected designers must be willing to donate one piece to a silent auction; proceeds will benefit cultural planning at the library.

And if you love fashion but prefer wearing it to making it, circle December 6 on your calendar. That’s the date of the final runway show at the Central Library, where it will be accessorized by a reception and silent auction. Tickets are free, and will be available beginning November 5. – Aubrey Shoe

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