This past weekend I had the opportunity to assist with Denver’s very own Fashion weekend! It was unlike anything I have ever experienced before… I witnessed the latest and greatest upcoming fashion trends through designs by local Colorado designers. I ate the delicious food provided by participating restaurants such as Lower48, Milk & Cake, and Mijo. I even had the pleasure of watching hair come to life through the hands of Denver salons. Needless to say my weekend was pretty incredible, more than you could imagine!
Night One began the four night festivities with the 303 Magazine and Southwest Hairstyling Awards. This included Denver’s top Spa’s, Restaurants, Salons, Men’s and Women’s boutiques, as well as artists.
Night Two was hosted by FOX31’s “Everyday” show host-Chris Parente (if you watch the show you may have seen me in the audience of Chris’s catwalk cam) and included street wear and lifestyle brands, essentially the more casual and everyday clothing. Designers included:
Night three was hosted by FOX 31’s Meaghan Mooney (her hair was amazing) and consisted of more local and international fashion with high end clothing. Designers included:
Night four was hands down the best of all nights, though it strictly revolved around hair. It was hosted by Susan Manuello and featured DJ Walter White. The show began with an upbeat walk focused on the hairstyles of popular dogs (for example poodles) re-created by J Audrey. Each model was dressed appropriately with their hairstyle in order to resemble these dogs. At one point a model walked down holding a leash attached to a baby doll (ironic! haha). Each salon had a different story to tell through their shows. For example, Antoine Du Chez re-created cartoon character like features through make-up and hair (somewhat evil vs. good). Toni & Guy turned the atmosphere into a jungle through the animal like characteristics of their models and Maroon 5’s “Animals” blasting in the background. Halo Salon didn’t really stray away from their name as their models floated down the runway in all white clothing and baby blue/white blonde hair styles. The evening ended with the grand finale of Charlie Price & The Beauty Underground Artistic Team and a religious, dark, and edgy show. Many of the hairstyles were wet slicked back looks but all was fitting towards their somewhat creepy theme going on. The salons included in Night Four are as follows:
Denver Fashion Weekend was held at City Hall Amphitheater on Broadway. This venue was truly unique, as it is typically used as a nightclub. The magical part about this place was that the roof retracted and exposed the night sky, yes you read that correctly- it’s a building with an open roof! Sadly, with Colorado’s unpredictable weather the roof was closed for 3/4 nights of the Fashion Weekend, but when the staff did decide to open it, it was truly magical.
So if you’re looking for a new do and probably a new wardrobe to go with it, make sure to check out these designers and salons! (Just click on the name and you will be redirected to the website of said salon/designer). If you missed your chance to attend the show, don’t worry because 303 Magazine is already planning their summer show- stay tuned!