The past three weekends have been nothing but fashion in the Mile High City. Native Fashion in the City was a night full of bold colors and patterns, boasting tradition and Native American heritage in their unique and wonderful styles. Denver Fashion Week was three nights, showcasing local and national designers and stylists. Massif Fashion Week closed out Denver Fashion shows……..
Last Saturday, Posh 5280 attended Night Two of Denver Fashion Weekend (DFW), Spring 2017 sold out show. This year DFW returned to the EXDO event center in River North or RiNo for short. The RiNo neighborhood is one of Denver’s hottest areas with chic restaurants and boutiques. RiNo is where DFW first started when no one had ever heard of this area of town, so it really made the shows here last weekend special.
With expectations running high, the lineup of designers was tailored for a strong show. Many of DFW’s veteran designers were on the docket including Maggie Burns, who also won the title for 303 Award’s Best Local Designer. Presenting her signature custom wedding gowns, the collection showcased everything you’d expect from a bridal line. Tulle, silk and lace, all in shades of white graced the runway for an elegant showing.
The glamor continued with two more DFW veterans, Colorado Native, Gino Velardi and Rachel Marie Hurst. Velardi, wowed the audience, presenting slinky vintage dresses that glittered with sequins. Model, Stuart played his muse and came out in a bright red gown to compliment the fiery hues of her beautiful hair. Hurst followed suit with a chic line that used neutral tones and on-trend ruffled bell sleeves to thread together a cohesive collection.
The latter part of the show was futuristic. Frances Roces (Kimono Dragons), Kotomi Yoshida and Nicholas Anthony all provided the audience that depicted their vision of tomorrow’s clothes. Both Roces and Yoshida drew from the east with Japanese influences whereas Anthony went intergalactic with structured suits and high priestess gowns.