In a quiet neighborhood near Federal Boulevard this past Saturday, a collective of local artists and designers called Pulse of Prophets celebrated the launch of their summer apparel line. Pulse of Prophets is the brainchild of Brandon Loyche and Nathan Natividad, whose goal was to create a community by bringing together like-minded artists and designers who support and nurture each other’s creativity. Loyche and Natividad began as graphic designers with a dream to build a t-shirt company. After becoming more involved in the artwork behind the clothing and bringing their friends together to create a unique line of apparel, that dream evolved into the community that is Pulse of Prophets today. Their style is a blend of street art and festival fashion that celebrates the artist behind each piece. Pulse of Prophets also believes in creating a supportive community by donating clothing and a portion of their sales to local Colorado charities like Impact. Many of the attendees on Saturday sported clothing by these artists, so take a look at some of our favorite outfits below.
Sarah Ball looked angelic wearing a flowy shawl and colorful leggings designed by Brandon Loyche.
Nikki Todd wore leggings designed by artist John Gay. She loves supporting local art and wearing art as clothing.
John Knox paired a custom-made jacket by Pulse of Prophets with pinstriped trousers by local retailer, Felony Fashions.
Aaron Salazar contrasted with the bright colors of the evening and kept it simple with a grey coat and sweater.
Cody Buck kept warm in a plush faux fur coat that he bought from his friend Jo at Felony Fashions.
Rende Diamonds is an aerial performer and pilates instructor who recently became acquainted with Pulse of Prophets and is excited to be a part of this welcoming community.
Matt K (second from the left) is a DJ from the collective, The Zookeepers, who kicked off the festivities on Saturday. He and his friends enjoyed some barbecue on the patio.
Richard Morin paired flared pants with a faux fur vest for a retro look. “If you’re gonna go out, you should get dressed up,” said Morin.
Zakkery Ikon rocked galaxy pants and a hoodie while he hung out on the patio.
Alex Fitz and Emily Westberg have been wearing red for most of the year because they love the feeling that wearing red gives them.
Esmeralda Rodriguez embraced Spring with floral pants that she got from target.
Nathan Natividad, one of the founders of Pulse of Prophets, enjoyed some drum and bass music while mingling with event-goers.
Kylee Adolfson is friends with the founders of Pulse of Prophets and has always believed in their vision. She wore a black dress with an iridescent pashmina that she borrowed from her roommate for a pop of color.
Jo Besso is the owner of Felony Fashions and loves the support and creativity that this community fosters.
All photography by Andrew Bower.