The Ten Best Fashion Events in Denver in February

Artopia will take place at City Hall on February 25.
Artopia will take place at City Hall on February 25. Photo by Mauricio Rocha
February is looking good, with spring fashions on the horizon and events that range from big sales to shows to lovely deals for Valentine's Day. And if you're single, remember: You deserve some love,  too. Here are the ten best fashion events in Denver this February, in chronological order.

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1. Pimp Your Denim Party
2 p.m. Saturday, February 11
Midnight Rambler
2438 West 44th Avenue

Trick out your jeans while celebrating the DIY ethos. For $25, you get four pins or patches to mix and match; patches will be sewn on for you on the spot. Bring your own denim or purchase vintage denim jackets from Rebellelion’s pop-up shop. Rachael of ARAE and Madeline of Rose and Royce will be on hand, providing custom embroidery. Click here for more information.

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2. Spruce X Inspyre Valentine's Pop-Up
11 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 11
Inspyre Boutique
2021 West 32nd Avenue

Menswear expert Spruce is collaborating with womenswear connoisseur Inspyre Boutique to get Denver all dressed up for Valentine's Day. Spruce will be hosting a pop-up shop inside Inspyre’s Tennyson location featuring items from Spruce that are easy Valentine's gifts for that guy in your life — and Inspyre has special presents for the ladies in your life. The boutiques will also be offering “manmosas” throughout the day. Click here for more information.

Base Coat
3. Beauty Product Launch Weekend
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12
Base Coat Nail Salon
3244 Navajo Street, #101

Women looking to get dolled up for Valentine's Day should head to Base Coat for the launch of the new line of Base Coat Beauty products. While you're shopping for that perfect non-toxic nail color, enjoy 10 percent off all retail products; henna and tarot will be offered, as well. Complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries will be served, and champagne will flow all weekend long. Click here for more information.

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4. Draping and Pattern-Making Certificate Series
Starting Monday, February 13
Denver Design Incubator
2040 Clay Street

The Denver Design Center offers many classes and workshops, and now you can learn pattern-making and draping through four specialty courses (the others are February 20, March 6 and March 13) that will give any fashion enthusiasts the basic pattern-making and draping skills to advance; Keti Lagvilava will offer hands-on instruction. Upon completion of the series, each student will receive a certificate from DDI. Click here to register and for more information.

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5. Denver Style Magazine Issue Eight Launch Party
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, February 18
Ruby Jane Boutique
3616 West 32nd Avenue

Denver Style Magazine is throwing a party to celebrate its latest issue. Meet bloggers, photographers, boutique owners and Denver's stylish movers and  shakers at this bash, where you'll also find complimentary drinks, snacks and swag from local vendors. Click here for more information.

6. Meet the Designer: Abby Sparks
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22
Galvanize Denver
1644 Platte Street
Swing by Galvanize to meet local designer Abby Sparks, owner of Abby Sparks Jewelry. Sparks specializes in custom jewelry design, from wedding bands to right-hand rings. A cash bar and complimentary light appetizers will be available; click here for more information.

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7. Real Deal Sale
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, through Sunday, February 26
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek
3030 East First Avenue
Head to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center to shop the huge sale in all departments at Neiman Marcus. Neiman doesn't have sales often, but when it does, it's a great chance to save big on designer-name brands. Click here for more information.

8. Scoop. Shape. Shake Fashion Show
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 23
Denver Open Media
700 Kalamath Street
Show your support for local fashion, local music, local food and local people at this evening designed to complement all types. The first part of the night is a fashion show, highlighting the work of Brian “Scoop” Nemeth, who has high-functioning Aspergers and sews complex fashions including swimwear, skirts, vests, pants and more. After a brief intermission, there will be a concert featuring Mer Sal and the Symbols, a female-fronted funk-pop-rock trio from Fort Collins. Click here to purchase $30 tickets and for more information.
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9. Artopia
7 p.m. Saturday, February 25
City Hall
1144 Broadway Street
Westword's signature event is a multimedia celebration of Denver's art and culture scene, and the Whiteout fashion show is always a highlight of the evening. This year the theme is street style, and designers who will show their work on the runway include Anna Festa, Mona Lucero, Jiberish, Denver Bespoke, D’Lola Couture, Elyse Rainbolt  and Gino Velardi. Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare will be doing hair and makeup, and models will be provided by Wilhelmina Denver. Early-entry general admission tickets get you in at 5:30; VIP tickets guarantee front-row seats at the fashion show and a special reception. Click here to purchase tickets.

10. Fashion Guild International Speed Networking
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 28
Clyde Restaurant, Wine Bar & Design Store
112 East Eighth Avenue
This speed networking event is designed for local fashion-industry insiders — and those who want to meet them. Click here for more information.
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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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