From timeless and chic to brimming with creativity, Denver Fashion Week’s most anticipated night, the day three lifestyle show, held nothing back. The event, held at Sports Castle, an ultra place eitherhosted hundreds of guests excited to see new looks from veteran and new Denver designers.
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Haven Collective has taken center stage with chic and elegant designs for almost any occasion. Their runway looks revolve around statement wear items. From a sleek green brief to a snakeskin moto jacket with matching flared pants, there were several collection highlights that are all available at the Denver and Boulder Haven Collective. stores.
Glamour ! Colorado
Drawings of Glam it! has quickly become a fan favorite in Denver for its upcycled and sustainable designs that rival high fashion. Feathers, tassels and heavy gold jewelry combined with names like Versace and Balenciaga add to the luxurious look of the collection. This season’s designs strongly incorporate the look of fur coats for winter with multi-layered and dimensional outfits. The runway ended with a Queen of Hearts-inspired look, complete with a heart-shaped red fur coat and a shiny gold crown.
Icon Suit’s collection makes menswear trendier than ever with a classic take on workwear, but with a touch of flair. The bespoke suit brand offered a stylish appearance with subtle and personal additions, such as suit jackets with a unique skull design inside. To highlight the collection, special guest models from the Denver Broncos took to the stage, including Bradley Chubb, Kareem Jackson, Jonas Griffith and PJ Locke.
The 2022 Emerging Designer Challenge winner returns to the stage to show Denver what earned her the title. With designs inspired by African culture, the collection featured flowing pieces with intricate patterns and beautiful earthy tones. The brand prides itself on its quality, 100% sustainable clothing using African wax printing. With great audacity and energy, the models beamed as they paraded.
Analysis of Fashion Curator scrolls for the very first time. With an incredible eye for vintage clothing, Analysse reworks previously loved pieces and gives them a modern twist while maintaining their historical integrity. A stunning plaid coat with fur shoulders, a bright blue sheer dress with feathered sleeves and a color-block velvet maxi skirt are just a few of the signature pieces brought to the show. With the rise of vintage clothing, there is no doubt that Fashion Curator will attract more attention in the future.
Mikobi of MDC STUXIO, another designer who first hit the stage at Denver Fashion Week, delivered a stunning collection of high-end street style on stage. With the addition of stylish patterned scarves, hats and bags, its graphic tees and hoodies are taken to a whole new level of style. By drawing inspiration from her travels and combining them with elements of her culture, Mikobi has managed to create stylish designs with an edge.
From the creative mind of Meow Wolf costume designer, Kate Major, was an eclectic collection of bright colors and extravagant designs. Setting the mood and kicking off the show rode a giant eyeball on a long red dress. Looks to follow included a dress made from business cards, a papier-mâché overcoat, a moto jacket with whips as shoulder pads, and a sparkly dress with lime green splashes to close. All the models wore masks to cover their faces – with colored perspex sheets cut out for their eyes, they became one with the design. Every part of the design comes from recycled materials, taking inspiration from the trash planet in the Convergence Station exhibit at Meow Wolf. Major’s edgy looks showed what happens when you let your creativity run free in fashion.
Day three was an unforgettable night for new and up-and-coming fashion designers in the Denver fashion scene. To see more of Denver’s best looks, be sure to get your tickets to Denver Fashion Week here.
All the photographs of Roxanna Carrasco.
Gallery photography by Julia Von Dreele.
Day 2: Step and Repeat
Day 1 : Step and Repeat
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