Fierce in the City 2 Poised For A Magnificent Return

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Fashion and Live Music Return to the Runway in
Denver at Fierce in the City 2

Denver, CO – The second Fierce in the City event, featuring live music performances interactively with fashion runway shows, creating a uniquely fierce experience, will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at VIEWHOUSE Centennial on 7101 South Clinton Street and will benefit GIRLS, INC. It is being produced by Denver-based Fashion Designer, Salwa Owens, who will be showing her new Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear and Evening Wear collections at the event. Guest designers invited to have their own unique runway shows include jewelry designer Andrea Li, Zofia Wosinska of ÉSTAINE, and leather and fur designer Andreas Tsagas. The event will be emceed by Kristin Battenfield, Denver philanthropist, CEO and founder of KBat

Communications.

Musical performers will include Vincent Powell, Season 13 top 20 finalist from American Idol 2013; Season 11 American Idol finalist Devan Blake Jones; Denver violinist Mia Herlinger; pop artist Dorian Phaero and choreographer and dancer Karen Carlson.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the full VIEWHOUSE food and beverage menu will be available to guests, music will begin, and a pop-up boutique brought to you by Owens will open. The fashion show will feature five runway segments along with performances from the four featured artists and will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. After the fashion show, guests will be able to meet the featured designers and musical talent, as well as take photos with them. Vincent Powell will have autographed CDs for sale, and Devan Blake Jones will give autographed posters. Music, shopping, and mingling over food and beverages will continue until 10 p.m.
Tickets are $45 for VIP reserved front-row seats which include a swag bag, and $35 for general admission non-reserved seats. Rows other than front row will sit first-come, first-served. Guests can receive $4 off per general admission ticket by purchasing a four-pack of tickets. Early bird tickets will be available through September 10 for $5 off. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Tickets are available at http://FierceTickets.CO.

ABOUT THE TALENT:

Salwa Owens

Salwa Owens was 5280 Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Top of Town 2016 Top Fashion Designer. A philanthropist in her local community, Owens aligns her fashion business to give back to many local nonprofits through events and fashion campaigns. Owens is a board member of the Denver Chapter of Fashion Group International. Since forming her business, SNO couture, LLC., Owens has launched a ready-to-wear line produced in Los Angeles and an evening gown line 100% handmade in India, produced highly reputable events in Denver, and is editor of a lifestyle blog, The SO Edit. Her items can be purchased at select boutiques, as well as through her website, www.SalwaOwens.com.
In an effort to stay true to her mission statement and empower women through the joy of fashion, Owens will feature real women on the runway for her ready-to-wear segment.

Andrea Li:

Andrea Li is an artist who creates wearable sculpture. She will be showing her Minimalism Jewelry Collection which will be available for purchase at Goldyn boutique in Lo-Hi.

ÉSTAINE: ÉSTAINE

is a Colorado-based company that designs luxury fashion inspired by the hauntingly beautiful shapes, colors and patterns of dyes used in medical diagnosis. ÉSTAINE fights the war on cancer by revenue sharing with its nonprofit partners (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Breastcancer.org, Men For the Cure, and Colorado Melanoma Foundation) and by sparking conversations that can lead to early detection. Founder Zofia Wosinska is a PhD cancer researcher and her husband and co-founder, Jeremy Picker, is a proud cancer survivor.
Andreas Tsagas: For over three decades, Grecian-born designer Andreas Tsagas has been creating handmade one-of-a-kind furs and leathers. He will be showing his new 2017 Collection, made in Denver.

Kristin Battenfield:

Kristin Battenfield is well-known in Denver for her commitment and experience in the community. She was the President of the Board of Directors for Komen Colorado and has volunteered for numerous entities in her 19 years in Denver. She owns her own marketing consulting firm, KBat Communications.

Girls Inc.:

The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. For more information, please visit www.girlsincdenver.org.

Vincent Powell:

Top 20 American Idol finalist Vincent Powell will sing songs from his new album, as well as some popular covers. Powell is a gospel and jazz singer who grew up in Austin, Texas. He has sung backup for many artists including Whitney Houston. He is a praise leader and teacher, the CEO of an annual fashion event in Houston called “Dress Houston,” and has released a CD called, “A Classic Christmas.”

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Devan Blake Jones:

California-born, Colorado-raised Devan Blake Jones is a two-time American Idol Finalist. Devan has sold out shows at Lannie’s Clocktower, has sung the national anthem for the Denver Nuggets and opened for artists like Alice Russell and Ty Dolla $ign. His new Pop/Soul album is set for release in November.

Dorian Phaero:

Dorian Phaero is a multi-discipline artist known for his diverse creative mediums. In late 2009, he established his own private record label, MFA, and has recorded albums entitled ARTificialSEXDRUNK and Dollhouse which are available on iTunes.

Karen Carlson:

Dancing back-up for Dorian will be Karen Carlson, performer, choreographer and group fitness instructor specializing in dance fitness incorporating strength and weights.

Mia Herlinger:

Mia Herlinger is a violinist from Denver who has performed at many events with clients such as J CREW, Salwa Owens and Denver Style Magazine, and with her school orchestra on Colorado Public Radio and in Vienna, Austria. Mia recently played two concerts at Carnegie Hall with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and is currently studying at the Denver School of the Arts.

 

PRESS:

The first Fierce in the City event in November 2014 had over 200 guests including well-respected press in the audience and received rave reviews, among them The Denver Post and Fashion Affair Magazine.
“Some fashion events in this city can feel uninspired and disorganized; where questions about the collections are left unanswered, and pieces never make it off the runway. Other times, designers and producers nail it. At ‘Fierce in the City,’ a handy, 32 year-old Owens took the hammer and hit the nail on the head.” ~ Francie Swidler, The Denver Post.
“Sunday evening, Eric and I attended the ‘Fierce In The City’ production orchestrated by Salwa Nahhas Owens at Space Gallery. I must admit, it was by far one of the most professional, distinctive and entertaining fashion events I’ve ever been to in Denver. Kudos to her team, the performers, including Vincent Powell (and others) as well as her elegant and sophisticated S/S2015 Collection, ‘Salwa Owens.’ I look forward to seeing what else she has in store.” ~ Teresa Lipsey, Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Affair Magazine.

For the latest Fierce in the City 2 event information, please join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1790008801275784/.
For sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail Salwa Owens at SO@SALWAOWENS.COM. To request interviews or press passes, please contact Dana DeRoin at SOEventsPress@gmail.com.