Fashion

Frock Out 2010: It's a circus out there!

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 runway that stretched through the library's three-story, balconied Schlessman Hall. But the real draw lay in the hard work of the twelve aspiring Denver designers competing: Stephanie Ohnmacht, Francis Roces, Tricia Hoke, Tina Berger-Everroad, Fallene Wells, Enuma Duhu, Jose Duran, Melissa May, Kotomi Yoshida, James Silvrants and Katie Wells, who were judged by their designs for the four seasons, as well as more over-the-top entries in Designers' Vision and Sideshow categories. And it was -- Project Runway, my rear end -- a very strong showing from them all.
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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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