Night One at 303 Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2014 Denver Fashion Weekend was a nice start to the events to come. Although largely a tip of the hat to the sponsors, it was a nice way to get the fashionistas of Denver into the fashion spirit.
The host of the evening was George Peele, who ensured that the night continued to run smoothly. My only complaint about the presentation of the event was the timing. The runway portion of the event was set to run from 9 until 10:30, but didn’t even begin until 10:30. Although I never feel too badly about extended cocktail hour, other guests who had arrived when the event doors opened at 7pm were understandably upset. A few of the groups I had been chatting with actually ended up leaving before the event arrived. I love the productions put on at DFW, but in the future I feel like the mag should start keeping a more strict timetable in order to keep their attendees- and future attendees- happy and coming back.
Once the event ran, it was clear that the national brands presented had worked closely with their hair and makeup teams as well as the models to achieve clean and well put-together looks. The DJ collaborated with the live visual artist Jonathan Aeonchild to keep the energy going throughout the show. The clothing itself was an assortment of street wear and casual looks, which ranged from logo tees to more intricate bags. It was definitely relateable fashion. There were many pieces I could realistically see myself wearing. You know, if I had the money to back my unlimited taste for clothing.
Mini offered basics that could work with many wardrobes. The bags, albeit simply constructed and stamped with their logo, would be great for hauling stuff around for projects or on vacation. I would definitely see my bag at baggage claim if it was bright orange with the words MINI in bold white. The long sleeve top with the faded Union Jack was another favorite of mine, but that may be due to a soft spot for the design and European descent.
Burton came out showing fun looks to rock for the skiing/snowboarding off-season. They intend to imvibe every day fashion with the spirit of the mountain. Burton described it as #dsss; different season, same spirit. Colored bags and prints livened up spring-weather basics to help the looks go from hike to happy hour.
Ducati boasted my favorite variety of the collections. If it isn’t bad enough that I would already love to own one of their motorcycles, seeing the chic moto jackets available to pair with it only made the thought even more tempting. The tanks are also a nice staple that I could see working with a pair of leggings and powering through a set at the gym.
Overall, Night One was a good way to kick off Denver Fashion Weekend 2014. As always, it was a great opportunity to meet and greet with all the wonderful faces in the Denver fashion community. It is truly an honor to be part of a community that can get so many people excited about fashion.
Were you there? What did our readers think of the evening?
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