The Ten Best Fashion Events in Denver in April

April is packed with fashion events to keep you looking and feeling as vibrant and bright as spring. Featuring everything from sales to fashion shows, Colorado's fashion scene is blossoming. Here are the ten best events, in chronological order.

10) Shop Zoe Life April Fool's Day Sale
April 1-3
Online now

Shop Zoe Life offers the best organic beauty lines for men, women and even babies: May Lindstrom, One Love Organics, RMS Beauty, Ilia, Dr. Alkaitis, Earth Tu Face, Morihata, Ilia and more. In addition, Shop Zoe Life features a curated selection of high-end activewear, including Michi and Koral and recent addition Pursoma and Plant. The goal of Shop Zoe Life is to offer anyone, anywhere the opportunity to shop for organic, eco-friendly skincare and beauty lines; each line has been carefully tested and selected by founder Zoe Twitt, who's originally from Australia, relocated to New York City when she was a teenager — and recently moved to Denver to found Shop Zoe Life and push a healthy lifestyle. Shop the April Fool's sale featuring 15 percent off your purchase here until April 3 using promo code SPRING15.  

9) Tallie Dietz Jewelry for the Apocalypse Sale
 6 to 9 p.m, Friday, April 3
Fancy Tiger Clothing
55 Broadw

Tallie Dietz views the world as an exploded treasure chest, and her artistic process lies in reassembling the bits: “What happens is that I'll see a shape or color combination that I really love, so I'll make some earrings or a necklace or whatever out of that idea and then I can have it with me all the time. Or sometimes I'll find an actual little thing — a shell, a rock, a bone, a piece of metal, a scrap of fabric, a rusted wing-nut —  that is too beautiful to leave alone. I'll put it in my pocket and carry it around for a while. I usually find it again in the laundry. If I still like it, it gets incorporated into a real piece of jewelry.” Her storytelling comes through in her work; each piece has a history. Her approach is to create small batches of jewelry that she believes in when inspiration strikes, which has gained her quite the cult following in Denver. Many artists struggle with limited space but Dietz has embraced it, allowing her creations to become a part of her daily life, “There are earrings hanging off of a planter in the living room," she says. "There are bracelets on the kitchen table, on the floor by the bed, the towel rack in the bathroom is perfect for necklaces, most pockets of my jackets have an emergency back-up accessory of some kind.” Meet this free-spirited artist and see Jewelry for the Apocalypse, her new line for Marrow.

8) Rags Consignment Store 20th Anniversary Sale
10 a.m. to 7 p.m Wednesday, April 8
Rags Consignment Store 
201 University Boulevard

Rags Consignments opened in 1995, and sells mall and boutique-brand women’s clothing and accessories. The store is selective about what it consigns, choosing over 250 items every day to put out on the sales floor. Now Margaret Miner, Rags's owner, is celebrating twenty years of growing a successful woman-owned business in Boulder/Denver by having a sale April 8 at all the original Cherry Creek store, along with others in Highland and Boulder. She's created an info-graphic to share with shoppers on April 8, providing a unique perspective on the evolution of consignment and style.  

7) 11th Annual Paper Fashion Show 
6 p.m. Friday, April 10  
Bindery on Blake
2901 Blake Street

The Art Director’s Club of Denver will host its eleventh annual Paper Fashion Show, the largest paper fashion display in the nation, with more than fifty design teams competing for the winning title. Ticket prices start at $40 and can be purchased here. “This event attracts designers, artists, and anyone who’s interested in fashion and crafts,” says Susan Stites, 2015 president of Art Director’s Club of Denver. “It’s a great event that showcases the innovation and creativity here in Denver.” 

6) Diamonds in the Daytime: The Changing Fashions of Margaret Brown's World
Molly Brown House
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Through June 13

Fashion design students will be showing their work at the Molly Brown House for the next few months.The Art Institute of Colorado challenged students to create fashion-plate drawings for some of Molly Brown’s ensembles and then modern garments based on historical designs that reflect Brown’s aesthetic. The winning fashion plates are being sold in the museum gift shop, and the winning garments displayed as part of the current exhibit, Diamonds in the Daytime: The Changing Fashions of Margaret Brown’s World. They'll also be part of Vintage Looks and Modern Twists – A Fashion Show thrown by the Molly Brown House on June 13. The third runner-up is on display through April 12. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets to the current exhibit. 

5) Winter in the Park Fashion Show
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14
The Library Sports Grille & Brewery WP
78491 Us Highway 40, Winter Park

Aaron Anderson, manager of Showcase Snowboards in Winter Park, is hosting this fifth annual fashion show.  "Five years ago I thought it would be fun to build excitement by producing a fashion show highlighting next season’s products," she says. "Fast forward half a decade and we now throw the largest and most unique event in the Winter Park area. We now have a second fashion show earlier in the evening that exclusively highlights local designers. Our attendance last year was over 350 people with even more guests planned for this year. We also give away thousands of dollars in free prizes from over 25 different sponsors." Winter Park is the home mountain to a large percentage of Front Range skiers and snowboarders. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. 

4) Pret-a-Porter Fashion Show
7 to 11 p.m, Friday, April 17
City Hall 
1144 Broadway

In Pret-A-Porter, design firm teams are randomly paired with product manufacturers and tasked with creating a couture ensemble for a runway fashion show. Some of these products are quite abstract; lighting for example, must be turned into a ready-to-wear outfit. Purchase tickets here. 

3) Donna Karen Focus Day
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek
Designer Sportswear, Level Two

Head to Cherry Creek Mall to shop the urban-chic Spring 2015 collection inspired by street-art. Click here for more details. 

2)  Michael Kors Truck Show 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday April 29
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek
Designer Sportswear, Level Two

Experience the world of Michael Kors with both pre-fall and fall collections straight from the runway.Click here for more details.

1) Valentino Truck Show
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30 and Friday May 1 
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek 
Ladies Shoes, Level One

View the Spring 2015 Collection, which has a colorful take on flat sandals and light, high-heeled footwear ideal for travel. Click here for more details.