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
When: Friday, February 1 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Mutiny Information Café, 2 South Broadway, Denver
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
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.
Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave., Denver
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
When: Saturday, February 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Elevation Health, 9145 East Kenyon Ave. Ste. 300, Denver
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
When: Saturday, February 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Aspen Lane Stapleton Warehouse, 10515 E. 40th Ave. Ste. 104, Denver
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
When: Saturday, February 2 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Denver Design Incubator, 2040 Clay St., Denver
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
When: Saturday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Falls Event Center, 8199 Southpark Ct., Littleton
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
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
When: Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Spur Coffee, 95 Lincon St., Denver
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
When: Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Wunderkin Headquarters, 4045 N. Pecos St. Ste. 160, Denver
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
When: Tuesday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
Where: Midnight Rambler Boutique, 2220 East Colfax Ave., Denver
Admission: $8 (Get HERE)
The Lowdown: This 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
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 Lowdown: Influencers 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
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
When: Friday, February 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Cereal Box, 5709 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
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
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
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