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303 Magazine Upcycling Fashion Challenge

Hosted by Void Studios, an Upcycling Challenge on Saturday, May 14 featured five stylists and an array of stunning looks meant for the runway. Over 50 models took the catwalk wearing carefully curated pieces that were thrifted, upcycled and pieced together to make a statement. Upcycling, a relatively new phenomenon, takes something that already exists and uses the blueprint of the item or piece to design an improved version. According to UpcycleThat.com, upcycling is “the act of taking somethin

303 Magazine Florence Müller, Denver Art Museum's Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, Leaves in May

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced last week the May 2022 departure of Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion. Her work with the museum elevated the Denver fashion scene and transformed fashion as an art form in the local community. Müller joined the DAM in 2015, developing the Textile Art and Fashion Department that has grown immensely over the last few years. As the curator for the 2012 traveling exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, Müller played

303 Magazine Femme Fatale Intimates "Dynasty" Fashion Show

What better way to celebrate National Lingerie Day this coming weekend than with a fashion show full of lingerie? Local brand Femme Fatale Intimates hosts “Dynasty,” bringing sexy lingerie looks to the runway at Temple Nightclub on April 24. Angel Macauley, owner of Femme Fatale Intimates, aims to elevate the fashion experience in Denver through this weekend’s runway show. Her brand started as an online storefront, and after opening a brick-and-mortar location over four years ago, she has been

303 Magazine Hair and Makeup Behind the Scenes at DFW

It takes a village for events like Denver Fashion Week (DFW) to succeed. This past week, the acclaimed fashion week returned for a seven-day event that brought elevated fashion collections to the Mile High City. Although what the audience sees is captivating, what goes on behind the scenes is what truly makes the runway looks come to life. 303 Magazine caught up with several hair and makeup artists (MUAs) that worked diligently to make the models at DFW radiate on the runway. Backstage can be

303 Magazine Local Fashion at Denver Fashion Week Night 4

Last night’s Denver Fashion Week (DFW) show captivated audience members with a runway experience full of local fashion. Featuring Denver-based designers Rachel Marie Hurst, Tara Hari Couture, MARGINAL and Aversano Designs, the runway was alive with unique pieces, transforming the night into a haven for local fashion. In the quaint setting of Void Studios, the DFW promotional video came to life on the walls surrounding the audience. The extravagant gowns traveled from the screen to the runway ri

303 Magazine Denver Fashion Week Night 1 Kids Fashion

Denver Fashion Week (DFW) began yesterday at Void Studios with a runway show dedicated to Kids Couture. The first night of the week-long event featured Saint Ida and Factory Fashion, showcasing the best of children’s fashion in Denver. READ: Denver Fashion Week’s Kids Couture Show Kicks Off the Week on April 3 To the tune of upbeat music, Factory Fashion brought a raving collection of looks to the runway. Each piece was created by kids ages 8 to 17 through a course taught by local designers. F

303 Magazine Ephemera Ignited Fashion and Innovation

Presented by Fashion West Magazine and Beauty Underground, the Ephemera runway show on Sunday, March 27 at ReelWorks transformed runway fashion. The show was quite the production featuring elaborate video introductions, aerial dancing, musical performances and, most importantly, divine fashion. Ephemera, listed in the dictionary as “things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time,” was structured with several runway segments curated by Anderson J Gonzales, Randi Rheaa and Charlie

303 Magazine Kids Couture Kicks Off the Week at DFW

Denver Fashion Week (DFW) returns this spring on April 3-10 with a week full of runway shows highlighting local, national and international designers. This season will feature a Kids Couture runway show on Sunday, April 3, with collections from Factory Fashion and Saint Ida. Elevate your experience, RSVP your runway seats while available HERE DFW’s Kids Couture runway show will feature a collection from Saint Ida, a kid’s swimwear brand based in Lafayette, Colorado. This is the first time tha

303 Magazine Four Models Walking in DFW for the First Time

The upcoming Denver Fashion Week (DFW) will feature seven runway shows showcasing an array of local, national and international fashion. While Denver’s biggest runway events celebrate local designers, DFW also provides opportunities for local models to grace the runway. 303 Magazine sat down with four models new to DFW to discuss how they got here and what’s next. From posting on Instagram to the runway, professional editor and retoucher Alexandra West will be walking at DFW for the first time

303 Magazine Spring Pieces That You Need in Your Closet This Year

Despite the weekly snowstorms that Coloradans have begun to mark on their calendars this year, spring is calling and here at 303 Magazine, we’re embracing it. To ring in spring, our style team put together six looks that we think are the ultimate must-haves for this season. Photographed by 303 Photo Editor Adrienne Thomas, the 303 fashion writers grabbed the best stripes, color and leather we could find and posed for the camera at Realm Denver. Similar to last year, spring is all about mixing

This Year's Paper Fashion Show Winners Stunned the Crowd With Elaborate Designs

The winners of the 16th annual Paper Fashion Show presented by The ONE Club for Creativity were announced this past weekend. The annual show takes place in Denver every year and remains one of the longest-running and largest paper fashion shows in the country. A variety of designers came together at the Fillmore Auditorium on March 10 to showcase intricate fashion designs made entirely of paper. In addition to celebrating extravagant paper fashion designs, the event supports the non-profit Down

Local Makeup Artist Organizes Beauty Event to Support Those Affected by the Marshall Fire

Almost three months after the Marshall Fire that devastated the Boulder County community, Broomfield resident Caryn Pine is hosting a charity event for those who lost their homes due to the fires. The event on Saturday, March 19 from 12 to 4 p.m. will provide those who lost their homes with free beauty products and guided consultations from industry professionals. READ: How to Help Marshall Fire Victims and Where To Go if You’ve Been Affected The Marshall Fire on Dec. 30, 2021, destroyed over

Meet Jordan Louis, The Female Powerhouse Founder of LINK x LOU

March is International Womxn’s Month, and here at 303 Magazine, we strive to highlight local women who are changing the Denver community. Jordan Louis, the founder of permanent jewelry company LINK x LOU, started her company in her kitchen and the brand has expanded with 35-plus linkers nationwide and $0 spent on advertising. Louis is the Lou in LINK x LOU and the brains behind the company that has exploded since its inception. Permanent jewelry is now a national phenomenon that provides indivi

Local Brand Killionaire to Host ‘Succesex,’ a Live Art Exhibition and Fashion Experience

Denver-based streetwear brand Killionaire is known for its trendy and intricately detailed jackets, sets and more. Now, founder Moses Kisale is expanding his reach by hosting a live art exhibition this weekend called “Succesex.” “Succesex is basically a second venture that I’m starting and it’s based on introducing local artists from the city into the fashion world,” said Kisale. This is Kisale’s first event that goes hand in hand with Killionaire and will be held at Void Studios on Saturday,

Popup Denver Retail Activation Reimagines Retail Opportunities for Local Businesses

In the midst of the pandemic, retail has suffered immensely. More people are shopping online and stores are constantly forced to reinvent their operational structures to abide by government-mandated guidelines to operate safely. To address this problem, The Downtown Denver Partnership (Partnership) is collaborating with Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) to “reimagine downtown, one storefront at a time” through the Popup Denver retail activation program. The project’s pilot phase

Denver Fashion Week Returns This Spring With a Week of Runway Shows

The nationally acclaimed Denver Fashion Week (DFW) will return this spring featuring high fashion runway shows showcasing a variety of designers. This season’s week-long event is the first with seven shows and will take place April 3-10, establishing a collaborative space for designers, hair and makeup artists, boutiques, models and creatives to celebrate fashion. Created by 303 Magazine, DFW aims to raise awareness for sponsors and runway participants by producing a world-class fashion experie

Denver Skincare and Makeup Experts on How to Maintain Flawless Skin Under Masks

While Denver is lifting its mask mandate this week, there are still a variety of reasons to wear masks during this time. Whether you’re traveling, wearing masks in some areas and not others or continuing to mask up to avoid the spread of COVID-19, masks really aren’t going anywhere quite yet. While we continue to adjust to this new normal, it’s helpful to develop ways to maintain healthy skin and makeup routines in the presence of masks. Here at 303 Magazine, we sat down with several local expe

6 Local Businesses Offering Jewelry Pieces Perfect for Valentine’s Day Gifting

With Valentine’s Day approaching, now’s the time to find the perfect gift for your significant other. Here at 303 Magazine, we put together a gift guide filled with jewelry pieces to show your person that you care, with a hint of style. The Lowdown: Permanent jewelry has been all the rage this past year, and would make the perfect experience to cement your love for your significant other. Founded in Denver, “LINK x LOU is not a product, we are an experience-based brand built on connection and s

Andreas Tsagas Furs and Leather Designs Transformed Denver Into the Wild West With “Cowboys and Angels” Runway Show

It’s been a quiet few weeks for the Denver Fashion scene until this past weekend. Presented by Void Studios, Andreas Tsagas Fur and Leather Designs took the catwalk on Jan. 21 for one of the first runway shows of the year. This show-stopping event was certainly one for the books. The spacious studio space created an ambiance perfect for the “Cowboys and Angels” themed show. Andreas Tsagas is known for stunning fur pieces and intricate leatherwork, but the show itself was much more than one coul

The Best of 2021 Denver Fashion

During a year of many ups and downs as we have learned to adjust the COVID-19 pandemic, Denver fashion exploded. While many fashion shows, brand launches and events were canceled or postponed in 2020, this year introduced a period for local fashion to take shape in person. Many designers and brands brought their A-game to the Denver fashion scene after taking the time during isolation to expand on their passions for fashion. Going into the new year, it is clear that Denver fashion is on the hor
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