July promises to be a scorcher — and we're talking about fashion, not the heat. Colorful bursts of fashion are popping all over the city like fireworks. Following are ten fashion events that will light up your night this month, in chronological order.
10. Denver Design Week Launch Party
7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 8
3600 Wynkoop Street
Denver Design Week kicks off in style with a little party at the Glitterdome, a venue with space for up to 1,000 guests. The night's festivities include creative cocktails and food, interactive art installations, special giveaways and a few surprises. Tickets include three drinks and a Denver Design Week tote bag. Click here to purchase tickets and find more information.
9. Opening Reception for Katy Zimmerman's Egress
6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8
2040 West 30th Avenue
Local womenswear and art boutique Goldyn is hosting a new installation by local artist Katy Zimmerman. Egress uses portals to signify the opportunity for rebirth and finding new ways to move into a new dimension; prints will be available for purchase. DeCollage's Reed Fuchs will be spinning tunes, and there will be drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Click here for more information.
8. Lawrence and Larimer Fashion Showcase
7:32 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 8
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Local online boutique Lawrence and Larimer is teaming up with Next Stage Now for its third annual fashion showcase. The fashion show, which starts at 8 p.m., will feature thirty looks from Lawrence and Larimer, along with Levi's from Cherry Creek; the night will also include the first Denver Style Wars contest, where three of Denver’s most stylish will go head-to-head to win prizes. To top it off, Lawrence and Larimer is hosting a huge after-party at Epernay Lounge, where local DJs will spin house sets. Click here for more information.
7. #DSMCommunity Mix and Mingle
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21
4170 Tennyson Street
Denver Style Magazine's monthly Mix and Mingles are all about strengthening the local fashion community. The #DSMCommunity Mix and Mingle is a chance for you to meet bloggers, photographers, boutique owners and Denver's stylish movers and shakers. Click here to reserve your spot and for more information.
6. Larimer Square Peachy Sidewalk Sale
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 22; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24
The complimentary peaches at this annual sidewalk sale on historic Larimer Square only sweeten the deals. Stop by to save up to 75 percent off designer clothing and accessories from more than twenty Larimer Square retail shops, including AILLEA, Blue Ruby, Blush, Cry Baby Ranch, Dog Savvy Boutique & Spa, Equipment de Vin, Eve, FRINJE, Goorin Bros., Gusterman Silversmiths, Hailee Grace, John Atencio, John Fluevog Shoes, Moda Man, Sally Centigrade, Scarpaletto, Timbuk2, Whatever Pops Up and Victoriana Antique & Fine Jewelry. Click here for more information.
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5. Fashion Camp Summer Edition
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23
2590 Walnut Street
Fashion Denver's summer fashion camp is designed for fashionistas ages five to fifteen, who'll learn about the fashion industry and the design world from industry professionals. Camp activities include making journals and fashion sketches, how to do runway walks and poses, hair and makeup styles and more. Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver has lots of fashion fun up her sleeve for this one-day camp; click here for more information.
4. Lost in a Garden of Roses: Art and Fashion Showcase
6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27
Denver Hudson Gardens
6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
Take some time to stop and smell the roses at this chic night out at Hudson Gardens that will celebrate new collections from local designers. The festivities include a fashion show, reception, light fare and drinks. Click here to purchase tickets (VIP seats are available next to the runway) and for more information.
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3. Meet Stella & Dot/Fall Season Premiere
6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27
Wynkoop Brewing Company
1634 18th Street
Stella & Dot is a San Francisco-based company that creates entrepreneurial opportunities for women by offering its line of boutique-style accessories exclusively through independent stylists. Stella & Dot is hosting this networking event, which will also feature the reveal of Stella & Dot's fall collection. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
2. Escada Fall Trunk Show
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek
3000 East First Avenue
Head to the Fine Shoe and Apparel department on the second floor of Cherry Creek's Neiman Marcus to discover the Escada fall 2016 collection during this two-day event. Click here for more information.
1. Historias Hair and Fashion Show
5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31
Exdo Event Center
1399 35th Street
The second annual Historias, a hair and fahion show, will present stylish Latin stories through a high-energy fashion and hair showcase featuring some of Denver’s hottest salons and brands. Purchase your tickets in advance for $20 at El Centro Humanitario, which will receive all proceeds from the event. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.