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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

303 Magazine Denver Fashion Week Model Workshop

Denver Fashion Week (DFW) is back again and set to take place November 12-20. In preparation for the fall shows, model coordinator Nikki Strickler is hosting a workshop on July 17 to prepare you to walk DFW Fall 2022 Runway shows. Who: Anyone 8 years or older interested in walking at DFW Whether you’ve never walked a runway show before or you simply want to polish your walk, this is the workshop for you. The Lowdown: Leading up to the official DFW Fall ’22 model audition on Sunday, July 31,

303 Magazine Factory Fashion Brings '70s Disco to Denver

Skye Barker Maa, owner of Factory Five Five and Factory Fashion located in the Stanley Marketplace, knows how to throw a party. In transforming a space that is typically home to sewing machines, she brought disco balls, a stellar dance floor and even a giant white stallion to Denver to raise money for Latin Fashion Week Colorado. “We are theater people and fashion people and music people, so whenever we throw a party we know we’re going to include all three of those elements,” she said. In tru

303 Magazine Le Labo on Wheels

Do you ever catch a whiff of someone else’s fragrance and think, “I want to smell like that,” because it’s that good? You may be smelling a Le Labo scent and you’re in luck, because “Le Labo on Wheels” is rolling into Denver. Founded in 2006, Le Labo quickly made a name for itself as a quality fragrance brand. With zero funding from investors and no dedicated advertising budget, the company’s philosophy of prioritizing and blending natural ingredients paved its way to fame. Nowadays, Santal 33

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, 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
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