From timeless and classy to bursting with creativity, Denver Fashion Week’s most anticipated night, day three of the lifestyle show, held nothing back. The event, held at the Sports Castle, a Non-Plus Ultra venuehosted hundreds of eager guests excited to see new looks from both experienced and new Denver designers.
Haven Collective, Charm him! Colorado, Dress icon, Kawesi, Fashion curator, MDC STUXIOand that of Meow Wolf Kate Major wowed audiences with new designs for the upcoming season.
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Haven Collective took the stage first with chic and elegant designs for almost any occasion. Their runway looks revolve around statement clothing items. From a sleek green slip dress to a snakeskin biker jacket with matching flare pants, there were several highlights from the collection that are all available at Denver and Boulder Haven Collective stores.
Charm him! Colorado
Drawings of Glam it! have quickly become a fan favorite in Denver for its recycled 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 heavily incorporated the look of fur for winter with layered, dimensional dresses. The runway concluded with a look inspired by the Queen of Hearts, complete with a heart-shaped red fur coat and a shiny gold crown.
The Icon Suit collection makes menswear more fashionable than ever with a classic take on professional attire, but with a stylish twist. The tailored suit brand offered a stylish look with subtle customizable additions, such as jackets with a unique skull design inside. To showcase the collection, special guest models of the Denver Broncos took the stage, including Bradley Chubb, Kareem Jackson, Jonas Griffith and PJ Locke.
The winner of the 2022 Emerging Designer Challenge 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 earth tones. The brand prides itself on its quality, 100% sustainable clothing using African Wax Print. With plenty of sass and energy, the models sparkled as they walked down the runway.
On the catwalk for the first time ever is Analysse of Fashion Curator. With an incredible eye for vintage clothing, Analysse reworks previously loved pieces and gives them a modern twist while retaining their historic integrity. A gorgeous fur-shouldered plaid coat, a sheer bright blue dress with feather sleeves, and a colour-blocked velvet maxi skirt were just a few of the iconic pieces taken to the runway. With the rise of vintage clothing, there is no doubt that Fashion Curator will attract more attention in the future.
Another first-time designer on stage at Denver Fashion Week, MDC STUXIO’s Mikobi brought a stunning collection of high-end street style to the stage. With the addition of stylish patterned scarves, hats and bags, his graphic tees and sweatshirts are taken to a whole new level of style. Gathering inspiration from his travels and combining it with elements of his culture, Mikobi has successfully crafted classy designs with an edge.
From the creative mind of Meow Wolf’s costume designer, Kate Major, was an eclectic collection of bright colors and whimsical concepts. Setting the mood and kicking off the show had a giant eyeball walk across a long red dress. Looks to follow included a dress made out of business cards, a papier-mâché overcoat, a motorcycle jacket with whips for shoulder pads, and a shimmery lime-green splash dress to close. All of the models wore masks to cover their faces, with colored plexiglass sheets cut out for the eyes, they seemed completely at one with the design. Every part of the design comes from recycled materials, drawing inspiration from the junk planet in the Convergence Station exhibit at Meow Wolf. Major’s cutting-edge looks show what happens when you let creativity run wild in fashion.
Day three was an unforgettable evening for new fashion and emerging designers in the Denver fashion scene. To see more of Denver’s best looks, be sure to purchase your Denver Fashion Week tickets here.
All photography by Roxanna Carrasco.
Gallery photography by Julia Von Dreele.
Day 4: Step and repeat from last night’s show
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