The Ten Best Fashion Events in Denver in May

 Shockwave: Japanese Fashion closes on Sunday, May 28 at the Denver Art Museum.
Shockwave: Japanese Fashion closes on Sunday, May 28 at the Denver Art Museum. Photo by Mauricio Rocha
May is here, and with Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day, there are more than a few reasons to dress up this month. Here are ten of the best fashion events in Denver in May, everything from trunk shows to fashion shows.
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1. Violet Hour Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spinster Sisters Co.
Sleepwear brand Violet Hour is cut and sewn locally in Denver. Designer Katey Kaiser will be hosting a pop-up at her Cherry Creek North location. Swing by to meet the designer in person and shop her new collection of sleepwear. The store's robes and pajama sets make for the perfect Mother's Day gift. Click here for more information.
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Denver Mini Derby

2. Denver Mini Derby
May 6, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Stanley Marketplace

Even the miniature horses and racing Welsh corgis will be looking good at this event, which bills itself as the most fun Derby party anywhere.

3. 2017 Festival of Colors
Saturday May 6, 6 p.m to 1 a.m.
City Hall
The 2017 Festival of Colors is shaping up to be a full-on fashion extravaganza, with more than 120 models. This festival celebrates life's beauty and magic, while focusing on art, dance, lights, fabric, color and, of course, fashion. Designers presenting work on the runway include: Jenn Costellollo of Jeneration Apparel, Andreas Tsagas of Tsagas Leather & Furs, Denise Renee of Fantasy Designs, Francis D. Roces of Kimono Dragons, Sierra Wonderlynd of Sumeria Designs, Duane Topping of Topping Designs, Shawn Schram of S&K Custom Clothing, Eva Juzwiak of Saunders Customs, and Sherry Rivard of Sherry's Angels. The fashion show starts at 8 p.m. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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4. Sips & Sweets
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.
Banana Republic at Park Meadows

The staff at the Park Meadows Banana Republic will help you pick out an outfit that is refined and sophisticated. Shop the new summer collection, while enjoying sips and sweets on this Saturday afternoon. Click here for more information.
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5. Quinceañera Fashion Show
Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Civic Center Park

Sometimes it's okay to wear the same dress twice. Head to Civic Center Park to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this weekend with the second annual quinceañera fashion show, produced by local radio station, La Invasora. This event will spotlight young ladies and their elaborate, recently worn quinceañera dresses, which represent a rite of passage into womanhood.To find out how to participate in the show, contact La Invasora at 303-514-7935 or 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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