It’s time. In less than one week fashion designers, makeup artists, hair designers and avid fashionistas will all descend on Denver for a weekend chockfull of fashion—Denver’s chance to capture the fashion limelight and show “how the west is vogue.”
Not only does Denver Fashion Weekend spring/summer 2013 launch April 11, but so does 303 Magazine’s highly anticipated spring/summer 2013 print issue featuring its very first celebrity cover: actress and Denver-native AnnaSophia Robb.
Read this Q&A with 303 Magazine Editor-In-Chief Jennifer McGlincy to learn more about Denver’s most fashion-forward weekend of the year—both on the runway and in print.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT FOR THE DUAL LAUNCH OF DFW SPRING/SUMMER 2013 AND THE SPRING/SUMMER 2013 ISSUE OF 303 MAGAZINE THIS MONTH?
JM: “Denver Fashion Weekend will be the first time the general public will see our spring/ summer issue. DFW will be an exciting culmination of many months of work to produce such a cutting edge issue as well as many months of work to produce our cutting edge presentations on the runway.”
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM DFW SPRING/SUMMER 2013?
NIGHT ONE – April 11
JM: “Burgeoning Denver designers and established names alike will share their newest collections with our audience. We are thrilled this season to present presentations from Geoffrey Mac and Mondo Guerra.
Geoffrey Mac is a New York-based designer who has a knack for blending futurism and vintage in both clothing and jewelry. Ke$ha and Lady Gaga have worn either on stage or in print. His designs have been featured in Women’s Wear Daily, on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and in V Magazine.
Mondo Guerra, a Denver-native, appeared on season eight of ‘Project Runway’ and also won ‘Project Runway: All-Stars.’ Known for his bold patterns and innovative garments, Guerra’s designs have been worn by the likes of Heidi Klum and Jessica Simpson. Guerra’s DFW appearance will be his first time showing in Colorado in two years.
As always, we will also be presenting our infamous body art showcase. This season, however, we are changing things up a bit. Traditionally we have presented body art on the runway. This season, the beautiful works of American artist, Georgia O‘Keeffe, will come alive at the hands of Denver’s best makeup and body paint artists. Audiences will leisurely stroll through a spacious gallery where they can see the artists at work and witness the creativity and precision required to create such memorable canvases. Night one is produced by Katelyn Simkins.”
NIGHT TWO – April 13
JM: “303 Magazine presents our wildy anticipated Hair Show, an event upon which we have built our reputation for fostering talent and featuring Denver’s most creative stylists and salons. At the hands of runway producer Charlie Price this night is always filled with unbridled ingenuity. Presented in two parts (with a break to refill your cocktail glasses), the Hair Show is sure to inspire.”
HOW DOES THIS SEASON’S PRINT ISSUE COMPARE TO THOSE OF THE PAST?
JM: “As far as the print issue is concerned, our readers should expect something like 303 Magazine has never done before. By embracing the wildly successful format that we’ve found online, this issue is jam-packed with editorial features and interviews that expand far beyond fashion and include culture, music, lifestyle, food & booze, health & sports, and sex & dating. I am beyond excited that this issue is featuring our first ever celebrity cover, AnnaSophia Robb.”
WHY LAUNCH THE SPRING 2013 ISSUE IN CONJUNCTION WITH DFW?
WHAT IS THE OVERARCHING THEME OF DFW AND THE PRINT ISSUE THIS SEASON?
JM: “I think the theme of DFW is always creativity. We think it’s important to foster talent and encourage taking chances in every aspect of life. In this case, we appreciate those who take chances and express themselves through creative outlets like fashion design and beauty. Same goes for the print issue. When I created the concept for this issue, I wanted it to be sort of a guide to Denver’s risk takers. We feature risk takers on the rise in entertainment and sports. This issue is also an outlet for each of our editors to share with our readers what is inspiring them.”
HOW LONG HAVE BOTH THE SPRING ISSUE AND DFW BEEN IN THE MAKING?
JM: “We began planning both as soon as DFW ended in the fall and the fall/winter print issue hit the stands. Many, many months and hours go in to preparation, research and outreach to produce these shows and create material for our issues. It took five months of preparation to produce our cover shoot of Denver native and actress AnnaSophia Robb in New York City. And that was just one feature.”
WHERE CAN READERS GET THEIR HANDS ON COPIES OF THE SPRING PRINT ISSUE?
WILL DFW GUESTS BE ABLE TO PICK UP THEIR SPRING PRINT ISSUES DURING THE TWO NIGHTS OF THE EVENT?
JM: “Copies will be available for everyone at DFW.”