303 Magazine: DFW Day One Fashion x Art
Written by Karysma Hicks
Night One of Denver Fashion Week (DFW) saw more success than previous years. This year, Night One had more ticket sales than any past DFW opening event, and even beat ticket sales for this year’s following shows. Put on by partners Denver Fashion Week and 303 Magazine, this year we were welcomed into the week with a combination of fashion and art.
Located at Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver, spectators, designers and models throughout Denver’s fashion community attended the annual function only to begin the festivities with an art inspired collection of designs. Each designer that debuted their newest collections partnered with a Denver renowned artist to fabricate designs that show our community’s love for art. DFW began their popular event with local designs from designers and boutiques such as Vintage Frame of Mind, Station, Rebelleion, AldoElCreator, Amy Lisojo and Amber Fries. Local artists that participated include Detour, Caleb Hahne, Ladies Fancywork, DINKC, Chris Haven and Charlie Price.
Attendees of DFW’s Night One event saw a handful of designs that had a street style approach. Though the theme of the night was “Art x Fashion”, a lot of the looks we saw on the runway resembled looks you would see on your favorite influencers and celebrities. From Vintage Frame of Mind and Detour’s painted smock jumpsuit to Station’s series of colorful t-shirt and short sets, to AldoElCrreator’s graffiti printed jackets and pants, all of the runway looks we saw during Night One graced the audience with some serious casual, but still over the top style inspiration.
What made this night special was that no collection was the same as its peers. Each designer took a different approach to the variations of street style. From Station, Amy Lisojo and AldoElCreator, you had your share of streetwear that would typically be seen in or inspired by hip-hop, biker and skate cultures. Vintage Frame of Mind’s collection reminded us of looks that you would see on the streets of New York, Milan or Paris during their fashion weeks, with its array of colorful suits and more-than-extra wide leg pants. Rebelleion’s variation of street style gave us Coachella vibes, with its collection of colorful halter tops, tube tops, flared pants and shorts. Amber Fries privileged its audience with a dark, European sense of style. Designs were decked out in black accompanied by scarves that were decorated with religious figures that resembled the roman period.
Night One of Denver Fashion Week was a two-for-one deal. Not only did the attendees get to see well thought-out designs but we also got to see literal art work coming to life. Being one of the most popular nights thus far for this organization, Night One was a successful start to the series of events and shows we will be seeing this week. If you haven’t gotten your tickets for next weekend’s shows, get a move on! This season has so far proved to be one that you won’t want to miss.