Fashion

The Twelve Best Fashion Events in Denver in April

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6. 303 Magazine Presents: Denver Fashion Weekend Spring 2016
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, through Sunday, April 10
City Hall
1144 Broadway
For the opening night of Denver Fashion Weekend, 303 Magazine is bringing back the 303 Awards, honoring local artists in all genres; the magazine and hair stylist Charlie Price are also partnering for the second year of the Southwest Hairstyling Awards. The second night of DFW will feature local designers and alternative models, including plus-sized models, petite and tattooed models, and models over thirty as local designers showcase their latest collections. Night three of DFW will highlight local boutiques and national fashion, and the final night will present a hair show. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

5. Colorado Leather Fest
April 8 through April 10
Holiday Inn Lakewood
7390 West Hampden Avenue, Lakewood 
If you are into kinky S&M clothes, leather accessories or are just plain curious, visit the Colorado Leather Fest, which will feature all things leather, including a master-and-slave contest, leather banquet and lifestyle classes. The leather mall will offer such brands as Fierce Fetish Gear, Clear Body Piercing and Clear Impact Toys. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

4. Neiman Marcus Trunk Shows
10 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3030 East First Avenue

Neiman Marcus hosts a slew of fashion events every month, and April is no exception. On April 14 the store will feature an Elizabeth Locke trunk show; each piece of jewelry was designed by Elizabeth Locke and completely handmade in nineteen-karat gold. On April 15-16, the Diana M trunk show will feature high-quality diamonds and gemstones in designs by Diana M. Designer Rebecca Proctor will appear in person on April 16 for the new MacKenzie Childs collection of home decor and gift items. That's also the date of the Stephanie Kantis trunk show, displaying jewelry pieces that have sculptural style. Click here for more information. 
3. Industry Mondays With Denver Style Magazine
10 a.m to noon. Monday, April 18
The Studio Denver
4950 Washington Street, Suite 200

This monthly networking event is open to all professionals in the Denver fashion, style and beauty industry; it's an opportunity to network and help grow the thriving fashion scene. Click here for more information and to reserve a spot. 

2. Denver Style Magazine Issue No. 4 Release Party 
6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 18
Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare 
2644 Walnut Street
Walk the red carpet at this event, where you can take as many selfies and new profile pictures as you'd like. There will be dancing, DJs, sips, snacks and giveaways, including the latest issue of Denver Style magazine. Click here to purchase tickets. 

1. AILLEA  Earth Day Swap and Shop
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22
1408 Larimer Square, Suite 102. 

Denver’s toxin-free beauty boutique, AILLEA, will host its first annual swap-and-shop event. Clean out your drawers, bring in your "non-clean" products — any conventional brands that are not sold in the store — and get cleaner, safer products at AILLEA for a discount. (For every product turned in, you receive 2 percent off your order, up to 20 percent.) Click here to learn more.
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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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