Fashion

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

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PHOTO COURTESY OF NEIMAN MARCUS
Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
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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Ken Hamblin
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.
Contact: Mauricio Rocha