Fashion

DFW 2014

303 Magazine sponsored Denver Fashion Weekend (DFW) this past weekend. The first two nights were dedicated to fashion with a mix of national and local brands. The last night was a hair show.

I attended the Saturday fashion show with Danni. Although we were a bit annoyed that the show started over an hour late, seeing the latest designs from local designers made up for some of the frustration.

The show opened with local designer Oscar Utierre.  Local favorites Crystal Lee and Kotomi Yoshida were also featured:

Oscar Utierre looks were very avant-garde. His designs highlighted long black gowns that that were modern yet edgy.

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Crystal Lee’s designs highlighted her latest collection that oozed sexiness. Her styles were very colorful and fun ranging from long maxi skirts to dresses and jumpsuits. Her looks reminded me of resort wear meets street style. I can definitely see myself in her designs; Crystal Lee was one of my favorite designers of the night.

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Kotomi Yoshida designs showcased styles with a tribal feel. Yoshida is known for Japanese street wear inspirations and didn’t disappoint with her edgy and abstract styles..

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Local boutiques Jiberish, Tikwid and Steadbrook showed mainly men’s fashions while Revolution Management Donna Baldwin Agency showed off their talent:

Jiberish showed their contemporary take on men’s casual wear

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Tikwid rocked looks that focused on global street style. The boutique showed off several unique leather looks, my favorite was a white romper. Headgear consisting of antlers and feathers completed the looks.

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Steadbrook showed classic patterns, including their version of a “Hawaiian” shirt.

SB Camo SB Hawaiian SB Matchy SB Camo-trim Shorts

Revolution Management styled their talent in a variety of denim short shorts, cropped t-shirts and stilettos. There wasn’t much variation in the clothes or swimwear.  The models came out in the same 2-piece string bikini.  Since we’re not in the market to hire models, I tried to focus on the accessories. Unfortunately, I did not see any variation in that department either….just saying….

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Celebrity Designer Mondo Guerra closed the show:

I was excited to see Mondo’s C6 Collection. Mondo, normally known for print rocked an entirely all black collection. I adored his creative and innovative usage of different textiles and pom poms in his designs.   One of my favorites from his collection was the mid length swing jacket.

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