May brings flowers and showers, along with celebrations of graduates (all month) and mothers (May 13), and big bashes for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, both on May 5. All of these festivities call for strong style, and Denver designers are happy to oblige. To make sure everyone in this city is looking good, Warby Parker, which just opened a store in Cherry Creek, has created Denver-exclusive sunglasses: Downing Large in crystal aqua, with flash-mirrored silver lenses. Click here
for more information on those, and keep reading for the ten best fashion events in Denver this month.
Massif Fashion Week
Qi Zhou is one of the local fashion designers showing collections at Massif Fashion Week.
Photo by Mauricio Rocha
Wednesday, May 2, through Sunday, May 6
2191 South Broadway
This annual series of fashion shows focuses on both local and national designers. Tonight and tomorrow, the spotlight will be on Chicago-based Alicia Perrillo
and Qi Zhou, a Denver designer. Friday will be dedicated to Colorado-based fashion designer Julia Rhoden
; Saturday centers on Brooklyn-based designer Geoffrey Mac, who dresses such celebrities as Debbie Harry, Björk and Lady Gaga. The series concludes on Sunday with a show produced in collaboration with the Aveda Institute
for cosmetology. Click here
to purchase tickets and for more information.
True One-Year Anniversary Party
Thursday, May 3, 4 to 7 p.m.
2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
Celebrate True's first birthday at Stanley Marketplace. The festivities include complimentary energy healing, a trunk show featuring Ambika Herbals, live music, food, cocktails, door prizes and more. Click here
for more information.
Meet the Founder Master Class
Photo courtesy of Josh Rosenbrook
Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m.
Aillea Cherry Creek
3000 East First Avenue
During his work in hair salons, Josh Rosenbrook searched for products containing natural plant ingredients but was disappointed with what he found. So he decided to create his own, handcrafting formulas and testing them out in salons. When he got a positive response from clients, he created his own brand. Rosenbrook will be at the Aillea store in Cherry Creek to answer questions and provide facials for guests. Find out more here.
Casino Royale: Benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Photo courtesy of Vehicle Vault
Friday, May 11, 7 p.m.
18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway, Parker
and Novelty Bride
are teaming up for the second annual Casino Royale benefit, an event with a James Bond theme and plenty of reasons to dress up, including a fashion show, live music, aerial acrobat dancers, drinks, dancing and poker. A silent auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; purchase tickets here.
Find Your Pulse: Emergence
The Navigator hoodie by Pulse of Prophets.
Photo courtesy of Pulse of Prophets
Saturday, May 12, 3 p.m.
1015 Federal Boulevard
Pulse of Prophets,
an artists' community, is hosting Find Your Pulse: Emergence, a multimedia exhibit showcasing the beauty in the world around us. The brand designs streetwear such as leggings, hoodies, shirts and tanks, as well as home goods like blankets, yoga mats and tapestries. During the fashion show, models will walk through the crowd instead of on a traditional runway to show how the pieces interact with everyday life. The event also includes live music, live art, food, drinks and giveaways; click here
to purchase tickets.