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Color of Fashion Brings Diversity to the Runway

The audience erupted in applause as a train of Black models lined the runway wearing simple yet powerful looks by No Sesso, an LA-based designer with a national following. The moment concluded this past weekend’s Color of Fashion runway shows that recognized local, national and international fashion while promoting diverse perspectives and representation. Color of Fashion, a Black and female-owned nonprofit organization run by models Alicia Myers and Samantha Joseph, strives to uplift the diver

Review – R&B Sensation Kehlani Electrified the Fillmore

Grammy award-nominated Kehlani left audience members in a trance at the Fillmore last night. The show was originally scheduled for September 6 but was postponed when Kehlani announced that she and her daughter were sick and she was unable to perform. With the rescheduled date, she still managed to transform the music hall with her sensational confidence and angelic vocals. Opener Destin Conrad took the stage promptly at 8 p.m. for a short set featuring slow, R&B tunes. He brought a tranquil vib

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The upcoming season of Denver Fashion Week (DFW) is near with a week of runway shows set to take place at the Sports Castle, a Non Plus Ultra Venue, from November 12-20. This year, DFW will partner with The Southwest Hairstyling Awards (SWHA) for a runway show focused on intricate hair designs. Both DFW and SWHA promote local and regional creativity through fashion and beauty, making the partnership a celebration of immense talent. The hair show on Sunday, Nov. 13 will showcase runway presentat

Parker Fashion Week Offers a Runway Experience South of Denver

This past weekend, Parker Fashion Week (PFW) kicked off with a two-night event featuring three-course meals and runway fashion from various designers and local boutiques. The fashion weekend has made a name for itself as a staple fashion event south of Denver. Hosted at West Main Taproom, PFW’s second annual runway weekend provided an experience for those passionate about fashion and community members unfamiliar with the local fashion scene. Friday’s show featured collections from Nest Salon &

Erika Dalya Massaquoi on The OULA Company and Finding Balance as a Business Owner

As a female entrepreneur, founder and designer of The OULA Company, Erika Dalya Massaquoi is often juggling designing and running her brand while caring for her family. Since relocating to Denver last year and expanding The OULA Company, which is now available in various Nordstroms nationwide, Massaquoi is learning to find balance in her personal and professional life. Often, that means firing herself from her many jobs. “I need to run my business not to let OULA run me,” Massaquoi said. This

Balefire Goods Defines the Meaning of Sentimentality With Refurbished Jewelry

Jewelry serves many purposes, from a means to accessorize to a way to cherish the ones that came before us. After losing my mom to cancer several years ago, her jewelry reminds me of her and allows me to make a fashion statement as a personal nod to my own style. Although, I had always yearned for a piece that felt as much like my own as her jewelry did to her. Nestled in a square less than 10 miles outside of Denver is Balefire Goods, home to an eclectic collection of jewelry. With collections

Menswear Brand INHERENT and Local Event Company Not From Here Collaborate For Fashion and Social Event

On Friday, August 12, menswear brand INHERENT and event company Not From Here (NFH) are teaming up to host a runway show and social experience. Held at the Skylight Venue, the luxurious event will feature light bites, drinks, music, entertainment and fashion. The event aims to bring Coloradans an experience to socialize and network with attractive entertainment opportunities and an elevated ambiance. This is the first partnership between INHERENT and NFH, but surely not the last. Through fashi

Denver Fashion Week's Fashion Challenge Gives Emerging Designers Runway Experience

Denver Fashion Week (DFW) is a rapidly growing platform with bi-annual runway shows reaching national audiences. For the first time this season, DFW is hosting an Emerging Designer Challenge, providing a select group of rising local designers with runway experience and the chance to showcase a collection at DFW Fall 2022 on November 12-20. The challenge will take place on August 20 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Void Studios. The featured designers include Vellu, Saint Destiny, Untamed Vanity, Crio’La, Fur

An Inside Look at Russell Wilson and Ciara’s New Sustainable Store in Denver

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife and Grammy-winning singer Ciara are bringing more to Denver than a promising football season. Their clothing brand, The House of LR&C, opened at the Park Meadows Mall with gender-neutral, fashion-forward looks that prioritize sustainability. Last night’s grand opening party featured Wilson and Ciara themselves, dressed in looks from Lita, Ciara’s womenswear line, and Good Man Brand, Wilson’s menswear collection. The two welcomed an intimate

Local Stylists and Designers Returned to Void Studios for the Upcycling 2.0 Runway Show

The Denver fashion community gathered at Void Studios on Saturday, July 9 to celebrate the art of upcycling. Rachel Hazelwood, Earthy Emi, Scarlett Begonia’s Vintage and Jake Perez (Versace Boy) took the runway with upcycled collections, giving fashion design new meaning. Upcycling is the act of taking an already existing garment or accessory to create something entirely new. Using alternative fabrics or materials, upcycling can bring life to what may be considered an old or out-of-style piece.

Menswear Brand INHERENT Hosts Event to Support Men's Emotional Wellness

Colorado Springs-based brand INHERENT combines fashion and mental health to equip masc-identifying individuals with the resources they need to be successful. The Collective, an annual event hosted by the brand on July 30 at Kinship Landing, brings men in the community together to build connections and focus on their emotional wellness. INHERENT attended New York Fashion Week in addition to showing a collection at Denver Fashion Week, making a name for themselves in the fashion community. The br

PopUp Denver Retail Activation Program Opens 5 Businesses on 16th St. Mall

Five new stores are coming to 16th St. Mall as a result of the Downtown Denver Partnership and Denver Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO) PopUp Denver Program. In efforts to revitalize the area, Tea with Tae, IEM Designs, Travel Posters, Museum for Black Girls and Guerilla Gardens are coming to Downtown Denver, three of which opened on Friday, July 1. “The PopUp Denver program made this dream of a physical store a reality much sooner than expected,” said Taelor O’Dorisio, owner of Tea w

303 Magazine KolchagovBarba Featured in ELLE Bulgaria

Following the most recent Denver Fashion Week (DFW) in April, London-based designers KolchagovBarba teamed up with Denver Fashion Week and Void Studios to shoot their Spring/Summer ’23 collection. ELLE Bulgaria recently released an article in Bulgarian with the photos, putting Denver Fashion Week on the map. READ: European Fashion on the Denver Stage – What You Missed at Denver Fashion Week Night 5 The article not only exemplifies the beauty of Denver Fashion Week and what the renowned runway

303 Magazine Our Favorite Looks at Last Weekend's 1940s Ball

For 12 years, the Boulder Airport has been home to the annual 1940s Ball, celebrating all things aviation. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 1940s Ball on June 18 took attendees back in time while embracing the fashion, food, planes and style of the 40s. The 1940s Ball is a nonprofit based in Boulder that aims to establish community and connection while bridging the culture of the 1940s with the progress of current-day society. Ticket sales for the ball are donated to various org

303 Magazine The MainStreet Fashion Show Returns to Parker

The MainStreet Fashion Show is back this summer, promising a studded lineup of local designers. Produced by Heather Dyamond, prior instants of the annual fashion event has seen a multitude of models showcasing a variety of designers, providing something for everyone — all in support of a good cause. The event combines charity and fashion, acting as a fundraiser for Hana’s Hope, a local nonprofit that provides free and discounted wigs and services for women undergoing chemotherapy. The nonprofit

303 Magazine Chipotle Goods 90s Inspired Fashion Lne

What’s now a nationally known and favored fast-food chain, Chipotle began in 1993 right here in the Mile High — at 1644 E Evans Ave in Denver, to be specific. The original logo and coloring that remains at the Denver location today is now the face of the company’s new apparel line, Chipotle Goods. “For nearly three decades, Chipotle has led a food revolution that’s changed the entire trajectory of the restaurant industry. Now for the first time, we’re offering items in our Chipotle Goods collec

303 Magazine Denver Arts & Venue's PRIDE Fashion Show

Local Designer Darlene C. Ritz of DCR Studios brought a combination of drag and fashion to Saturday’s PRIDE fashion show at McNichols Civic Center. Hosted by Denver Arts & Venues, the runway show celebrated Pride Month through fashion. The collections, titled “DCR Studios & DeMarcio: Creating the Glamor on Center Stage at Denver PRIDE” and “In Sickness and In Health,” marked the second runway show of the Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Fashion Runway Series. Alongside emcee DeMarcio Slaughter, Ri

CADENZA Fashion Pop-Ups

CADENZA, Denver’s newest monthly pop-up nightlife experience, combines music and fashion. Three local brands, Sliv Life, Killionaire and Rael Cohen Jewelry, will host pop-ups featuring an array of items from their collections at the first event of the series on June 18. Purchase tickets for CADENZA here Produced by 303 Magazine, “Cadenza” — an Italian word meaning technically brilliant, sometimes improvised, climactic passage towards the close of a concerto – celebrates all things creative and

303 Magazine Jordan Winery's 50th Anniversary Celebration

This past weekend, close to 250 guests celebrated Jordan Winery’s 50th anniversary at the Governor’s Residence. Along with the delectable food and drink offerings, the event raised money for Denver-based organization Clayton Early Learning, which is a hub for Colorado’s innovative work in early childhood development. With special appearances from several Denver Broncos players, including the team’s new quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the weekend was full of celebration and guests

303 Magazine 303 Magazine Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and it’s time to find the perfect gift to show dad how much you appreciate him. 303 Magazine compiled a list of gifts for the fashionable dads, the foodie dads and anybody in between to treat your dad to local goodies this year. The Lowdown: Is your dad a style icon from the street to the office and everywhere in between? Check out : Is your dad a style icon from the street to the office and everywhere in between? Check out Steadbrook , a menswear boutique in
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