Another month is upon us, offering up a new round of opportunities to immerse yourself in the city’s fashion culture. This month is particularly thrilling, as The Best of Denver Fashion Week (DFW) Exhibit will finally open at the McNichols building, providing guests with an immersive journey through more than a decade of DFW history. The Mile High City will also officially become home to New Skin Magazine, a quarterly print publication dedicated to celebrating the relationship between art and fashion in the city. If that’s not enough to excite you about the weeks ahead, we put together the following list of some of the top fashion events to attend in February.

New Skin Magazine Release and Launch Party

Photo courtesy of New Skin Magazine on Facebook.

When: Friday, February 1 from 7 to 11 p.m.  

Where: Mutiny Information Café, 2 South Broadway, Denver 

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: Editor-in-chief, Mauricio Rocha and creative director, Matthew Gonzales formed new quarterly publication, New Skin Magazine, as a platform for all local artists to collaborate and showcase their talents. The event is an opportunity to connect with Denver’s art and fashion community and to purchase a copy of the debut Fall 2018/Winter 2019 issue. Color copied prints will be on sale for $10 and black and white copies will be $5.

The Best of Denver Fashion Week Exhibit

Photo by David Rossa.

When: Saturday, February 2 through April 7, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WhereMcNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave., Denver

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: This exhibition highlights the very best of DFW’s 10-year history. Featured fashion photography will take you behind the scenes of multiple memorable runway shows, whereas exclusive local designs will be showcased through unique installations. Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events. Please call (720) 865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment. This exhibition is supported by the McNichols Civic Center Building’s Cultural Partner Program.

Clothing Swap with Sarah Styles

Photo by Will Sheehan.

When: Saturday, February 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.   

Where: Elevation Health, 9145 East Kenyon Ave. Ste. 300, Denver

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: Moms and kids are invited to attend the first Elevation Health kids’ clothing swap. Bring old, gently used clothes and swap for the next size up. There is a play area where the kids can be entertained while the moms connect and shop.

Aspen Lane Stapleton Warehouse Sale

Photo courtesy of Aspen Lane on Facebook.

When: Saturday, February 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

Where: Aspen Lane Stapleton Warehouse, 10515 E. 40th Ave. Ste. 104, Denver

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: Join Aspen Lane for their first in-person warehouse sale. They will sell items they have discontinued or are not manufacturing any longer at or below wholesale, up to 90 percent off.

Denver Design Incubator Visantine Collective Trunk Show

303 Street Style, Denver Flea, Spring Flea, Denver Retro Style

Photo by Rebecca Grant.

When: Saturday, February 2 from noon to 5 p.m.  

Where: Denver Design Incubator, 2040 Clay St., Denver

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: Visantine Collective is a conscious women’s clothing brand based in Laramie, Wyoming. Designer Ivy Thompson partners with local seamstresses, hoping to create a resurgence of clothing production in the small community. Each garment is ethically made and evolves from itself, creating a cohesive collection released throughout the year. All fabrics are sourced responsibly, considering the wearer and environment.

Denver’s Unique Week of Fashion Designer Meeting and Model Casting Call

Photography by Lab Photography Denver.

When: Saturday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Where: The Falls Event Center, 8199 Southpark Ct., Littleton

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: Designers are welcome to attend the planning meeting from 11 a.m. to noon. Aspiring runway models of any shape, size, age and gender are all welcome to attend the casting starting at noon. Everyone who attends will walk during the week of shows. Please wear a white t-shirt and black tight pants and bring a headshot with current measurements attached. 

Rebellelion Clothing Swap

Designer Madelyn Hadel’s Denver Fashion Week debut collection. Photo by Rebecca Grant.

When: Saturday, February 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. 

Where: ReCreative Denver, 765 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Admission: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Clean out your closet, bring clothing in good condition and trade in your clothes for fresh threads. All genders, all sizes and all styles are welcome at this event hosted by DFW designer, Madelyn Hadel, creator of the local brand, Rebellelion. There will be local vendors like A Vintage Frame of Mind and Old Gold Vintage there, as well as a photo booth and free cans of PBR.

Blade & Knoll Sweethearts Sale

Photo courtesy of Blade & Knoll.

When: Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Where: Spur Coffee, 95 Lincon St., Denver

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: Join the creators of Blade & Knoll — a Denver-based company focusing on handmade quality products for the home, kitchen, and body — for their Sweethearts Sale at Spur Coffee.

Wunderkin Co. Scrap and Fabric Sale

Photo courtesy of Wunderkin.

When: Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Where: Wunderkin Headquarters, 4045 N. Pecos St. Ste. 160, Denver

Admission: Free 

The Lowdown: Crafters, sewers and artists are invited to Wunderkin Co.’s first annual Scrap and Fabric Sale. This handmade hair bow company sources thousands of yards of high-quality fabrics each year. On February 9, stop by the Denver-based headquarters and dive into their “pay by the pound” fabric scrap bins or take advantage of heavily discounted bolts of Liberty of London cotton, soft double gauze, high-quality linen, plush velvets and more.

Makin’ Her-Story! A Galentine’s Event

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: Tuesday, February 12 at 6 p.m. 

Where: Midnight Rambler Boutique, 2220 East Colfax Ave., Denver

Admission: $8 (Get HERE)

The LowdownThis annual Bad Bettie Project fundraiser raises money for their Emergency Crisis Fund that benefits women in need. The Bad Bettie Project is a young women’s organization designed to foster friendships and build a better community. The Hustle Hive and Colorado Girl Gang will co-host this event.

Galentine’s | A Denver Influencer Event

Photo by Jenna Sparks.

When: Tuesday, February 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Darling Boutique, 2432 E. 3rd Ave., Denver

Admission: Start at $9 (Get HERE)

The LowdownInfluencers in the Denver community, bloggers, stay-at-home moms, business owners, entrepreneurs and more are invited to dress in their best pinks, reds and whites, bring their gal pals and enjoy a night of cocktails, cotton candy and great company at Denver Darling Boutique.

Flawless Winter Face with Liz Wegrzyn at AILLEA

Photo by McKenzie Coyle.

When: Wednesday, February 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave., Ste. 203, Denver 

Admission: Tickets are $40 (Get HERE)

The Lowdown: Learn firsthand how to achieve a flawless winter face using only non-toxic, clean makeup and skincare brands available at AILLEA. It’s the perfect opportunity for those curious about clean beauty to learn more but is also a great way for those well-versed in clean beauty to get an insider’s peek into how to use some of AILLEA’s bestselling brands.

The Cereal Box, Inc X Johnny Cupcakes Pop Up Shop

Photo by Danielle Webster.

When: Friday, February 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: The Cereal Box, 5709 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada

Admission: Free

The Lowdown: Grab a fresh batch of confection-themed tees, hoodies, sweats, beanies, accessories and more from Johnny Cupcakes in the perfect setting. The Cereal Box offers more than 120 cereals from around the world, a variety of different toppings, gallons of milk and shelves of collectible vinyl toys.

Fashion Group Denver Happy Hour- New Year, New Direction

Photo by Enrique Parrilla.

When: Tuesday, February 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. 

Where: Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St., Ste 100, Denver

Admission: Free (Register HERE)

The Lowdown: Join the Denver chapter of Fashion Group International for its 2019 kickoff event. This free event will include food station vendors and cocktails from Zeppelin Station retailers as well as provide the opportunity to mix and mingle with the city’s most active fashion professionals.

Neiman Marcus Events

Photo courtesy of Akris Punto on Facebook.

Most Wanted – Trend Event

When: Wednesday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Throughout the Store

The Lowdown: Spring trends will be featured. 

Ippolita Trunk Show

When: Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Designer Jewelry, Level One

The Lowdown: View the newest designs and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

Akris Punto Spring Trunk Show

When: Tuesday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Designer Sportswear, Level Two 

The Lowdown: Luxurious fashion with a relaxed vibe and sporty touch.

Men’s Made-to-Measure Event

When: Wednesday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Men’s, Level One

The Lowdown: You select the designer, the fabric and the detailing for a custom suit, sportcoat or tuxedo.  

18K Appraisers Trunk Show

When: Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Precious Jewels Salon, Level One

The Lowdown: Exquisite one-of-a-kind antique, estate and vintage jewelry.  

February SPA DAYS: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Beauty, Level One

The Lowdown: Services include facials, treatments, beauty makeovers and special-occasion consultations. To schedule an appointment with an expert beauty stylist call (303) 329-2600 ext. 2289.

February 1 – YSL

February 2 – Tata Harper

February 5-6 – Sisley Paris

February 7 – La Mer

February 8 – Chanel

February 9-10 – La Mer

February 12 – Revive

February 13 – Lancôme

February 14-15 – La Prairie

February 16 – Guerlain

February 17 – Tata Harper

February 19 – Estee Lauder

February 20 – Trish McEvoy

February 21 – Dior

February 22 – La Mer

February 23-24 – Cle de Peau

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