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Fashion and hair creators collide this Thursday and Saturday as Mondo Guerra joins Geoffrey Mac and a host of hard-working local designers for Denver’s spring fashion weekend.
303 Magazine has advertised a relaunch of its print edition to coincide with the fashion shows, scheduled for April 11 and 13. Editor-In-Chief Jennifer McGlincy said 303 Magazine content will expand to culture, music, lifestyle, food & booze, health & sports, and sex & dating. “I am beyond excited that this issue is featuring our first ever celebrity cover, AnnaSophia Robb,” said McGlincy in a 303 interview.
Buy your Spring/Summer 303 Magazine + Denver Fashion Week ticket for $30 here.
Mondo has continued to capture the imagination of the fashion world with his innovative style and bold designs. Mondo’s capsule collection for Neiman Marcus and exclusive eyewear collection for SEE will be available later in 2013.
New York based designer Geoffrey Mac has developed a distinct and unmistakable aesthetic of clothing and jewelry His designs feature an unexpected but timeless mash-up of futurism and vintage eras.
It all started with my brothers hand me down shirt that I paired with a baby pink braided belt and a Rainbow Brite tote when I was 6. I didn’t know what I was doing; I just felt it looked better that way. My interest in fashion began.
Fast-forward to 1999 when I started a company called A Production (Now Au79 Productions) in Denver. Denver was no fashion hub at the time but a local designer came to me about producing a show which we invited local press and buyers to. That one show was my launching pad into the world of fashion show production snagging jobs with local boutiques as well as working with the Susan G Komen foundation. One day, on my weekly magazine voyage to The Tattered Cover, I came across an ad in V magazine for a PR/Production house called MAO PR in NY. I contacted them immediately and was invited to New York to work with them in September 2001. I came home after that fashion week, packed a suitcase and made my official move to NYC. From there I worked With MAO PR for a year, then a brief stint at styling with Patti Wilson from Italian Vogue and ID magazine. But back to production I went when Kelly Cutrone from Peoples Revolution gave me a call one day. We met and she quickly took me under her wing as an associate producer. I worked with her for 7 years then began working with OW! PR and Production House in NYC. A few designers I’ve worked on production for are Jeremy Scott, Y-3, Threeasfour with Yoko Ono, Derek Lam, Alexandre Hertchovotich, and Peter Som. I have over 300 NYFW shows under my belt and still counting. In Denver under AU79 Productions, my clients include Matthew Morris Salon, Charlie Price, Emage Networks, LVMH and 303 Magazine.
written by Autumn Binion, Owner of AU79 Productions
OPEN HOUSE AND GRAND OPENING
Come join us at our NEW studio space in the highlands for a afternoon of music, networking, food, and drink.
Share creative ideas
Network with Industry professionals
Tour the Studio space
Enjoy an afternoon in the sun with good food and drinks.
Learn about DDI Memberships and how they can help your business grow.
SWIM SUIT WORKSHOP
Instructor: Johanna Alwin
When: Wed. May 9th
To sign up go to: www.denverdesignincubator.com
Or bring a check with you to the class
Students need to bring: sewing machine, swimsuit patterns, fabric, scissors, 3/8” elastic, thread
Class description: Learn how to adjust/alter your pattern, sew the swimsuit – get more comfortable with the process and leave with a new suit just in time for spring.
Teacher’s background: www.johannachristine.com.
UNTITLED #45 (Haute)
Included in general admission
Friday, March 30, 2012 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Throughout the museum complex
Our own DIR’s Jeanne Connolly and Kristen LittleJohn are collaborating with Untitled to present works inspired by the Denver Art Museum’s collections. Jeanne Connolly and Kristen Littlejohn, have scoured the DAM collections for inspiration and present their new works in the galleries. Informal artist chats during the night.
You are invited to see their presentations Friday evening.
Street Style festivities include fashion shows on Glenarm Place from Forever 21, Express, Banana Republic and Gap with runway models from Wilhelmina, a performance by Ballet Nuevo Colorado, tunes from local DJs, hair designs and tips by stylists from Matthew Morris’ salon and the makeup team from Bare Escentuals.
Tami Door, president of the Downtown Denver Partnership, Paul Washington, chief of Denver’s economic development and Mark Sidell, president of Gart Properties will receive Street Style makeovers from local stylists.
The event also includes a “Cut & Sew Challenge” contest sponsored by the Denver Art Museum and hosted by “Project Runway” season 9 contestant Fallene Wells.
The Denver Art Museum will host a collection from the late French couturier Yves Saint Laurent. As a challenge, four local designers – Melissa May, Trisha Hoke, Heidi Busk and Rachel Marie Hurst will compete to create an outfit inspired by YSL. The designers will work on Glenarm Place so the crowd can watch the process. Judges include Donald Peterson, the Honorary Consul of Sweden and Brittney Peterson local costume designer and Consular Agent to the Royal Consul of Sweden, Darrin Alfred, Design Curator from the Denver Art Museum, and Beth Bradley, Associate Editor, Sew News.
Murals focusing on Denver-based cultural themes designed by Like Minded productions for Art Institute of Colorado, Sandra Fetting for Visit Denver and Joel Duvall Feldt for the Downtown Denver Partnership will be showcased throughout the event.
“We pulled in our network of community and cultural partners to develop programming for Street Style. Samuel Schimek, curator and owner of the I HEART Denver store at Denver Pavilions was instrumental in that process,” added Manning.
“Cupcakes and Couture” First Fundraiser for Denver Design Incubator
(Denver, CO) — DVLP Clothing will host Cupcakes and Couture as a kick-off fundraiser and fashion event for the newly established Denver Design Incubator (DDI). DDI will be an in-residence program for new emerging apparel and accessory designers to develop successful lines of clothing, reach profitable markets, and launch as established apparel and accessory manufacturers.
Cupcakes and Couture will feature Colorado fashion designers showing couture garments in a Parisian style fashion show paired with delicious cupcake bakeries. The after-hours gathering will be held Friday, December 10th at the Jet Hotel, 1812 Wazee in LoDo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The ticket price of $20.00 includes cocktail, cupcakes and entertainment with 100% of the proceeds going to the incubator. A silent auction of fashion items will also be held to raise funds.
The Denver Design Incubator is dedicated to providing resources, education
and professional development to the local creative community that will
enhance and support a thriving, profitable and sustainable local fashion
The Denver Design Incubator is a non-profit 501(c) 3 and a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC).
The Denver Design Incubator (DDI) is Colorado’s first and only fashion design incubator, focused on education and business development to assist with turning creative ideas into successful and sustainable businesses. The DDI, based centrally in Downtown Denver, carries out its mission and vision by supporting, educating and empowering designers with the appropriate skill-sets to be successful in the Fashion Industry. The DDI is a place of creativity and innovation for designers to build upon an already established fashion and design knowledge base.
WHAT DOES DDI OFFER?
DDI offers program that will accept people committed to advancing themselves and their businesses. Designers-in-residence will be immersed in a real world setting of a design studio in an apparel manufacturing company. They will receive mentoring from established fashion professionals to help them take their ideas from a concept to a money making business. Designers-in-residence will attend classes and workshops based upon a customized curriculum to take their skills to the next level. Classes/workshops will also be offered to the public in areas ranging from design to pattern-making to production to business planning to fashion law.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO ACCOMPLISH AT DDI?
DDI is dedicated to enhancing the creative culture of Denver and the greater Colorado area. Goals for DDI include creating new fashion design businesses and new jobs respective to those businesses each year. DDI will open and market a showroom and retail location for its designers and will establish a Denver Fashion Week.
Denver is experiencing a unique culmination of talent, energy, interest in art, food, music and fashion and is poised to break into the mainstream fashion industry as a place to watch. Denver has a rich history of fashion, though it had been centered around the western wear industry. The rich and beautiful lifestyle of Colorado has attracted such talent to our area. DDI will be instrumental in establishing Denver as a fashion center in the US and enable those who have been born to or adopted the Colorado life to remain in the place they love, designing the fashion they love professionally, and contributing to the fashion industry and the industry of Colorado.