Denver Fashion Week (DFW) is Colorado’s largest fashion showcase featuring emerging designers, local boutiques, national brands, hairstylists, makeup artists, and models. DFW prides itself on being all-inclusive, uplifting, and supportive of emerging talent. The nationally acclaimed show takes place twice a year in the fall and spring seasons. For its fall 2022 season, Denver Fashion Week is being hosted at an iconic venue right in the heart of downtown, the Sports Castle, down the street from DPL Central. DFW runs from November 12-20 and each show is focused on a different area of fashion, from ready-to-wear to hair styling to kids couture.
Love to design and create your clothes? Denver Public Library's ideaLABs are the perfect place to start your own fashion adventure. While each location has a different variety of tools, every one of them has a sewing machine, which is a great place to start. At our Rodolfo Gonzales Branch Library, you can even check out a sewing machine to take home! If you need some inspiration, take a look at the library's video streaming service, Kanopy, and search 'fashion' - you'll find everything from Fresh Dressed, a fascinating chronicle of hip-hop and urban fashion to Dior and I, a documentary which brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house.
Now that you're inspired, you might need some lessons, so head over to the Udemy learning resource where you'll find courses starting with Sewing 101 all the way through Data Analytics and Business Analysis for the Fashion Industry! And don't forget to check out our ebook, DVD and print offerings as well - Fabric for Fashion: the Complete Guide: Natural and Man-made Fibres, Black Girls Sew: Projects and Patterns to Stitch and Make Your Own, and Swing Skirt Techniques & Construction, just to name a few!
Ready to participate in Denver Fashion Week's Spring 2023 showcase? There are several opportunities to be part of it, from volunteering to modeling to design - you can even join the hair and make-up team! Start practicing that runway walk right now...