The Fashion Denver’s 'Splash Summer Market' debuted July 20, 2014 outside, and was remarkable with 25 local Colorado designers participating in the show. This fashion show had an eclectic style; not the typical cookie-cutter catwalk show. The models walked from the Studio Salon, about two blocks south to the fashion market location hosted in the parking lot sponsored by Rooster & Moon.
Brandi Shigley, founder of Fashion Denver is creator of this new summer market, but for almost 10 years she has produced about two fashion shows a year. Shigley designed an entire "funday" for the public to get to know some amazing local designers. Market-goers enjoyed a tandem line of models featuring some pretty sassy-n-sweet items.
Denver fashion designers have a whole-spirit business model; where designers consider their environmental impacts, the treatment of their employees, and what their customers want.
One set of designers that stood out is a male team trio of up-and-coming tie entrepreneurs of the Knotty Tie Co. The team is a diverse bunch of self-taught tailors, and designers who craft each tie by hand. These are not the typical ties made in a foreign factory, but made right here in Denver, Colo. If you’re looking for a classic, custom look check them out in our article list below.
The Fashion Denver ‘Splash Market’ also debuted Eduardo Munoz, owner of Wari Designs, he creates hand made jewelry and accessories. Munoz said he likes to be referred to as “Edo.” He is originally from Peru. Peru to Denver and jewelry, how did that happen? “I was a member of an artist co-op in my village,” Edo said. "One of my favorite things about living in America compared to Peru is the neighbors are respectful and not noisy, which helps me to concentrate on designing beautiful hand made jewelry, and it’s not so stressful over here.”
There are so many more great artists, and designers who participated in the Fashion Denver ‘Splash Summer Fashion Market’ 2014 show, check out the following list to see if any of them appeal to your fashion-spirit, and support Colorado local business.