Now that April has officially arrived, spring fashion is busting out all over — at parties, shows, charity events and everything in between. Here are the ten best fashion events this month, in chronological order.
Massif Fashion Week
Through Sunday, April 9
Massif Studios, 2191 South Broadway
This fashion celebration is based at Massif Studios and celebrates a number of designers and stylists. Each night there's a short fashion film, followed by a runway presentation. On April 6, the show includes designers Duanne Topping, Ryan Newman, Stephanie Carlson, Menez and Hope Hill; on April 7, Mondo Guerra, FoxBait, Julia Rhoden, Bianca Lopez and Eliza Vlasova will be highlighted; and on April 8, Lorelle Penkevicks, Anine Paulsen, We Are Kings and Claudio Cina. On April 9, the featured designers will be Akyl Tolomushov, Melissa Hillas, Guillermo Irias and Oscar Utierre. Click on the Massif site to purchase tickets.
ADCD Paper Fashion Show
6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 6
Seawell Ballroom, 1101 13th Street
The Art Directors Club of Denver presents the thirteenth annual Paper Fashion Show, with all designs constructed entirely out of paper. This year's new event includes large-scale paper creations, performances by the Thomas Dance Project, featuring the Colorado Ballet, and countless unique runway fashions. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets; the show benefits Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, a community arts education program.
Armani Collezioni Fashion Presentation
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 7
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek, 3030 East First Avenue
Swing by the fine-apparel department on the second level of Neiman Marcus to see womenswear and menswear by Italian designer Georgio Armani. The new spring/summer 2017 collection includes classic formal tuxedos and blazers for men and timeless cocktail dresses for women, all in a black, white and cobalt-blue color palette. Click here for more information.
Patterns & Pops Grand Opening
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8
Patterns & Pops
1620 Platte Street
Owners Brittany and Lindsey started Patterns & Pops three years ago as an Instagram page, graduated to a pink fashion truck named Patsy, and are now opening a brick-and-mortar shop for their growing boutique. At the grand opening, the duo will offer wine, beer, light snacks and shopping. No item is priced over $100, and everything is designed to add a pop of color or pattern to your wardrobe. Click here for more information.
Stars Wars and the Power of Costume
Through Sunday, April 9
Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Ave Parkway
Jet over to the Denver Art Museum for your last chance to see the jaw-dropping Star Wars costume exhibit, which features more than seventy original costumes from the seven Star Wars films. The exhibit focuses on the challenge of translating George Lucas’s vision into creative costumes. Click here to check ticket availability.
Goorin Bros. Seven-Year Anniversary Party
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 14
Goorin Bros., 1410 Larimer Street
Goorin Bros, a family-owned company of fine hat-makers for four generations, is throwing a party to celebrate seven years in Larimer Square. At the bash, you can enjoy complimentary cocktails from Altos Tequila, listen to live music from Megan Burtt, and take 15 percent off all merchandise. The experienced mad hatters of Goorin Bros. will be on hand to assist customers. Click here for more information.
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Station Two-Year Anniversary Party and Pop-Up
8 p.m. Saturday, April 15
2735 Welton Street
Station is one of Denver's go-to places for designer streetwear, colorful artwork and one-of-a-kind-accessories. Owner David Bywater is celebrating two years in Five Points by throwing a birthday bash and pop-up shop, where Station will release a limited fashion collection and also live screen-print tees that can only be purchased that day. The party will feature performances by well-known local musicians and complimentary drinks for those 21 and up. Click here for more information.
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20
Goldyn, 2040 West 30th Avenue
Chic womenswear boutique Goldyn and TARRA, a community for women working in creative industries, are collaborating on an installation by local female photographers that's part of the Month of Photography. The opening reception for UnEarthing will feature architect and designer Jane Jordan Gravely, quilter Kerry Larkin, photographers Knomia Barron Rodriguez and Kyra Weinkle, and music by female DJ duo the NightShift. Drinks and light bites will be provided; click here for more information.
Denver Style Magazine Mix and Mingle
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 20
Lady Jones, 4016 Tennyson Street
Local fashion and beauty resource Denver Style Magazine will host its monthly Mix and Mingles at Lady Jones. Come meet fashion bloggers, photographers, boutique owners and Denver's stylish movers and shakers. To reserve your spot, click here.
Reading, Writing and a Wardrobe
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26
Wellshire Event Center, 3333 South Colorado Boulevard
Clothes to Kids of Denver provides free clothing for students from families in need; kids ages four to eighteen can shop in a store-like setting from a wide selection of clean and stylish clothing. To raise money for the cause, Clothes to Kids is hosting this luncheon; click here for more information.
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