Fallene Wells talks about Modern Nouveau's big reveal and the price of garment production

For her latest endeavor, Fallene Wells went big: She launched a $20,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund her Modern Nouveau line. Fans of Fallene's work came through, the designer reached her goal, and on August 24, she will debut her fall mix-match collection at Walker Fine Art Gallery, in a solo, French-inspired show.

Since Fallene is ever the collaborator, a pop-up shop, Swank, will also be part of the big reveal; it will feature the work of La Samara Studios, Kitty Mae Millinery, Ink Jewelry and Ru Fabricates (pal Samuel Schimek of the I Heart Denver store is said to be representing as well). Fallene took a break from planning the upcoming "Modern Nouveau: Fall Friperie" show to talk about what it took to get here, and how a desire to produce locally continues to be a central focus for this positive-minded fixture in the Denver fashion scene. See Also: - Fallene Wells throws a homestretch party at TACtile for her Kickstarter campaign - Fallene Wells gets picked up for Project Runway: Denver is ON FIRE - MasterMinds 2010: Celebrate Artopia and Westword's newest MasterMinds

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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