Pop Goes the Kork-Ease

If you’ve walked past the Buffalo Exchange on Broadway this month, you might have noticed the Kork-Ease Pop Boutique, a temporary installation and display designed to emulate fashion boutiques such as Biba, the illustrious London shop from the 1960s and ’70s that revolutionized how young people found and purchased clothing and accesories. “Biba was one of the first stores ever to take in looks from small, unknown maverick designers,” explains event spokeswoman Kathy Teter.

It was also around that time that the Kork-Ease platform sandal first became popular. “It was a time when women were gaining their own independence,” notes Teter of the colorful ’60s, “so the actual height of the shoe went along with the ideology of the day: everybody finding their own sense of individualism and artistic freedom and creative self-expression.”

Celebrate that ethos tonight at the Kork-Ease Pop Boutique Mod Party at Buffalo Exchange, 51 Broadway, from 6 to 9 p.m.; 21-and-older mods should dress in their finest and come party at the pop-up shop, where Kork-Ease will also be filming a music video. Visit blog.korkease.com for information.
Sat., Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m., 2014

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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