Denver’s fashion scene has been generating buzz for the past few years. While our city has long flown under the radar, popular local designers such as Mondo Guerra and Fallene Wells of “Project Runway” fame, along with several fashionable celebrities with ties to the Mile High City (including Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel and Amy Adams), have brought the city to the forefront. These days, fashion-forward Denverites have a lot of events from which to choose. Here are some upcoming events.
Apricot Lane Boutique Grand Opening
2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 321
Centennial, CO 80122
Date: Jan. 10-12, 2014
Locally owned and operated by husband-wife duo Phil and Chris Rivard, Apricot Lane features chic, sophisticated fashions at an affordable price. Offering a personal shopping experience, this boutique is the perfect place for anyone who wants some one-on-one attention while they are shopping. On January 10-12th, the store will be celebrating the grand opening of its new location at The Streets of Southglenn in Centennial. With a fashion show, refreshments, a DJ and prize giveaways, the event promises fun for all. Stop by and check out the store.
2nd Annual Westword Whiteout Fashion Show
McNichols Civic Center
144 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
Date: Jan. 30, 2014
Experience more than just a fashion show with this signature event presented by the Westword. Featuring some of Denver’s best designers, live music, vendors and more, this event is a must for those who want to know what’s up and coming in Denver fashion. Guests will be able to sip on signature cocktails while being entertained by musicians and DJs. They will also be able to peruse fashion-forward merchandise and accessories. The show closes with a curated fashion show, so call some friends and check out the latest and greatest in Denver fashion.
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Rocky Mountain Bridal Show
Colorado Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A
700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Date: Jan. 19, 2014
Anyone who’s planning 2014 nuptials will not want to miss the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show. This premiere event brings Denver’s best bridal vendors and designers into one space, so you can check several items off of your planning list in one day. The event includes a fashion show featuring the latest fashions in bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses and more. You can also treat yourself to a makeover and meet some of the best makeup vendors in town.
Paper Fashion Show
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
950 13th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Date: March 7, 2014
The Paper Fashion Show is an annual must for anyone who loves the artistry of fashion. Presented by the Art Director’s Club of Denver, this show celebrates creativity with an avant garde presentation of fashion made with non-traditional textiles. This event offers a break from tradition, and it is always fun and entertaining. With music, cocktails and most of all, artistry, this show is fun for fashionistas and art lovers alike. It gives local designers the opportunity to stretch their imaginations and always tickles the imagination.
Mile High Station
2027 Old West Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
Date: Feb. 23, 2014
For more non-traditional brides, the Lovesick Expo features vendors that feature more retro styles. Check out the array of photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, designers and more. Whether you’re into shabby chic décor, vintage-inspired clothing that does not scream wedding party or sophisticated food, this bridal show is your cup of tea. Meet vendors who can help you come up with out-of-the-box ideas, or book the perfect event planner to take all of the stress off of your shoulders. Any bride that is more into Gatsby than Cinderella will lose herself in this event.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.