Spring is the season that brings us floral patterns, the first garden parties and reminders to clean out your closets. This month offers many ways to revamp your style and prepare for the hotter season ahead, everything from festivals to fashion shows. Keep reading for the best twelve fashion events in April, in chronological order.
12. Prom Swap
Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1
555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood
Get ready for prom season at the fifth annual Prom Swap, a Jefferson County tradition. Teens who donate dresses, tuxedos, suits, shoes and accessories receive tickets to trade for new items; they can also trade for tickets with canned goods: five cans per dress, tux or suit, two for shoes, one per accessory. But anyone can make donations at the library; proceeds will benefit Florence Crittenton High School, one of the largest providers of services for pregnant and parenting teens in Colorado. Click here for more information.
11. Red Pearl Movie Premiere at City Hall
8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2
Denver Fashion Weekend Spring 2016 will kick off with this event, the premiere of Denver's first fashion comedy-drama, Red Pearl, featuring protagonist Scarlet, who is fresh out of fashion school and mentored by Project Runway star and Denver native Mondo Guerra, in a cameo role. Free for all fashionistas; click here for more information.
10. Aveda Catwalk for Water
7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2
Aveda Institute Denver
700 16th Street
Every year, Aveda hosts a hair-and-makeup show, and this year's is Catwalk for Water. Aveda's team, students and partner salons will showcase hair and makeup inspired by Earth Month; looks are inspired by the themes of recyclable materials, pollution and sustainability. All proceeds benefit Aveda's Earth Month partner, Western Resource Advocates, which works for land, water and air sustainability. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.
9. Massif Fashion Week Spring 2016
7 p.m. Saturday, April 2
Massif Studio Space
2191 South Broadway
Massif Fashion Week is a runway event that caters to retail buyers, fashion enthusiasts and the garment industry as a whole. This event promises to be an evening of runway fashion, art, photography and fun; it will be followed by a few days of fashion pop-up shops. Admission sales and silent-auction proceeds will benefit Extended Hands of Hope, a local nonprofit that focuses on sheltering victims of human sex trafficking. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
8. Skin Care Expert at AILLEA
Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2
1408 Larimer Street
Celebrity skin-care expert Indie Lee, founder of the nationally renowned skin-care brand Indie Lee, will hold a master class at Larimer Square's clean-beauty retailer, AILLEA. Lee will share stories of her personal journey as well as the brand’s story as you learn how to read product labels and what ingredients to limit or avoid. Tickets are $30, which is redeemable in product during the event. Click here for more information.
7. Fluid Fashion Show
7 p.m. Saturday, April 2
Manitou Springs City Hall
606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
Fluid is a contemporary fashion show that blends fashions from local boutiques and designers with hair styling and makeup by local stylists; it raises funds for the Mineral Springs Foundation of Manitou Springs and supports shopping in the area. The evening includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction, music by local DJ and production company Eddy Sound, and food provided by Good Karma Cafe of Manitou Springs. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.
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