Denver celebrated the end of summer with a street art makeover by CRUSH — seven days during which 77 local and international artists teamed up to bless the RiNo Art District with unique artistic displays right on the street. Graffiti and street art are celebrated and embraced in the city, and this event was an outlet to showcase the innate talent of artists from Denver and around the world. With a stocked calendar including skate deck painting and screen printing workshops, surprise after-hour DJ sets and boutique pop-ups, all were able to join in on the festivities. While CRUSH focused on art on the streets, we wanted to highlight street style as a form of art and expression in itself.
While attendees enjoyed immersive experiences and live painting, we took a look at what attendees grabbed from their closets to honor the event. Jumpsuits were a major trend as everyone loves to be comfortable while looking put together. Fun patterns such as cheetah print, feathers and flowers were showcased to express their personal styles and attitudes.
Annie He wore a Zara jumpsuit and a bag from Strand, “the best bookstore in the country.” Art by MPEK
Crystal Vaccaro wore a feather-patterned dress from Lulus. Art by Birdcap
Erin Bluml opted “to be comfortable and mix men’s stuff but still look girly.” Art by Debbie Clapper from CRUSH 2017
Ona Belk wore a dress from New York City, Doc Martens and Prada glasses. Art by Hilda Palafox — aka Poni.
Isaiah Gonsalvez wore a vintage shirt from a shop in New York and “likes to be confident and unique.” Art by Phero1
Brian Duffy wore a top inspired by the street art. Art by Phero1
Leah Kemacle described her style as “not quite goth but mysterious” and wore a sweater from local SHEA Boutique. Art by Birdseed Collective
Evan Feezel chose to “not wear big labels” and “likes to dress like himself.” Art by Cryptik
Christina Schiller supported local boutiques in her summer-to-fall transitional outfit. Art by Nick Napoletano
Britney Kidd wore Fashion Nova inspired by the classic Instagram It-Girl style.
Kelsey Kidd wore Levi’s and a hat from a boutique in California. Art by Victor Escobedo
Anya Lofgreen complimented her Vince Camuto Boots and Nordstrom dress with a Burberry Bag. Art by Birdcap, Phero1 and Brian Scott Hampton
Alyssa Lairson supported “animal-friendly companies and [is] changing to a cruelty-free closet.” Art by Bzurk
Drew Treiber sported a floral corduroy shirt from a boutique in San Francisco. Art by Pol Corona from CRUSH 2017
Shannon Sorrels wore a spotted jumpsuit paired with a wicker bag from Bali.
Kiri Morken loves “lucky thrifting” and found her dress at a consignment store. Art by Anna Charney and David Shillinglaw
Eric Jones chose a shirt that supported an artistic music collective. Art by Birdseed Collective
Rose Mcturnan found her dress at a boutique in the Highlands and her bag at Zara in Spain.
Graham Jewell wore a Madewell jumpsuit paired with an Oak + Fort bag and Comme des Garçons PLAY sneakers. Art by Aholsniffglue
Jordan Chaffin opted for an AntiSocialSocialClub hat, Supreme shirt and Kollar Jeans.
Be A Good Person co-designer, Darian Simon, supported local brand DVSN WEST paired with Nike sneakers. Art by Michael Ortiz
Julian Donaldson accessorized his own brand, Be A Good Person, with Bape shoes.
Paige Wecker embraced boho style in a vintage hat and Urban Outfitters top. Art by Esic
Taylor Rodgers celebrated her birthday in style.
Jen Herling sported a denim dress with a bag from Denver’s Punk Rock Flea Market. Art by Detour
Rachel Bronk wears an Urban Outfitters overall jumpsuit.
All photography by Heather Fairchild and Bridget Burnett.