Saturday night fashion and charity came together for an eclectic evening at the Fire in the Sky event presented by Quarterly Karma. Models walked the runway under a hip backdrop and live DJ beats. Local designers and Fire in the Sky stars included Elm & Oak, Live Worldly, Coden, Conk Wear, So-Gnar, Denver Fashion Truck, KimonoDragons, Feline Swimware and Virtika Outerwear.
Best of all the night benefited fellow Coloradans who were affected by the wildfires this summer. A portion of the proceeds from ticket and bar sales were donated to Do Your Part Inc., a grassroots non-profit aimed at supporting victims of natural disasters – cheers!
Jenna Luvin, the bubbly, blonde founder of Quarterly Karma, took a break from working a hedge fund to pursue her passions of fashion and charity, putting on this extravagant event. It was fun to see the designers, boutiques, DJ’s, and artists bringing their respective talents together for the cause.
While fashion and art forms are dazzling beauty in the rawest form, extending this beauty for those in need is the ultimate. Trunk shows and cocktails kicked off the night and gave me the opportunity to chat with some of the designers.
The trendy and inspirational lifestyle brand BLK.ID, stopped in before hitting New York Fashion Week. BLK.ID is a team of seven friends who launched a clothing line two years ago to be “the world’s window”: the idea of a customer taking an individual design and BLK.ID making it happen.
The brand’s persona of uniqueness and individuality radiates from their T-shirts and hats, to customized cut-and-sew collection pieces. Elephants and light bulbs are the fitting logos, symbolizing the “elephant in the room” and “having an idea and running with it” ( it also just looks really cool).
While the prints, designs, cuts and combinations are sui generis, each piece is limited to a mere fifty replicas, “I don’t have to worry about someone walking outside and seeing someone wearing my shirt,” Business Development Manager Cliff Accime said in a white and tan floral button down.
The hindmost creative expression through BLK ID’s clothing is their cut-and-sew collection. Tyrell Perkins, the artist of the group was decked in a BLK.ID hunter green button down with a hat print and red detail on the collar and sleeves, loose fitting red and white polka dot pants, and logo hat. The look is all part of the “Tyrell Collection”- BLK.ID makes it so that anyone can have there own collection by putting their ideas on their clothing.
“There’s no theme, just our feeling and impulse,” Tyrell’s brother and the label’s DJ, TP Perkins, explained. “We’re giving that to the customer.”
Before the boys jet back home for New York Fashion Week, they shared their thoughts on Colorado and the Mile High.
“We absolutely love it,” Tyrell laughed. “It is slower than New York; everyone is so nice. We get off the plane, and everyone is asking, ‘Hey, how are you?’”
“New York’s fashion scene and Denver … we’ll clash, it’s bubbling. We also need an excuse to get back here!”- Cliff Accime, BLK.ID Business Development Manager