sustainable brands The Hause Collective, Scarlett Begonias Vintage and Second Handthe pants company the lost room, millionaire, Imaginary Friends Findings Y Uniq U Jeans closed Denver Fashion Week on his eighth and last night in the Sports Castle, a Non-Plus Ultra venue. Bold and unexpected, the collections showcased the endless possibilities within the realm of sustainable fashion.
Rapper and Colorado native don megatron he hosted the event, bringing his trademark energy and style to the stage. He began the night by leading the crowd in a moment of silence to acknowledge the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Our thoughts are with those affected.
The Hause Collective It sets the tone with powerful bass and unique graphics, reflecting the tough yet fun balance of the collection. designers Chelsea Drew, Carter Cupp and Been Thrifty Apparel showcased sustainable pieces with an unconventional style. youThe collection mixed chains, studs, leather, and workwear with bold accents, including small stuffed animals, ties, buttons, bottle caps, and purple Crown Royal bags.. These looks included a rainbow harness made entirely of ratchet straps and recycled denim with T-shirt-shaped graphic panels.
Rags showcased vintage looks with a 21st century twist. The models’ 1920s-inspired hats contrasted with bright makeup reminiscent of the 1980s. Set to intense, almost sinister music, designer kim rayfield he reflected that intensity on the runway, showcasing a collection that balanced shimmering metallics and deliberate pops of color. Rayfield used classic silhouettes through corsets, maxi dresses and blazers, creating a collection that is classic and timeless. Although black was at the forefront of Rayfield’s curation, the looks of the models were anything but dreary, showcasing the seemingly endless possibilities that come with sustainable shopping.
Scarlett Begonias Vintage and SavingsThe 1960s and 1970s-inspired looks embodied the common adage, “vintage clothing, not vintage values.” Each of the models carried a protest sign that corresponded in color to their appearance. The seriousness of their messages was contrasted with bright colors and playful patterns., forming a collection that was both visually and mentally stimulating. Designed by Scarlett Callahan, the collection contained vintage pieces selected to fit the vibe of the era that the models were protesting, both in silhouette and pattern. With florals and plaid scattered throughout the collection, Callahan paired miniskirts with chunky platforms, colorful dresses with bold-colored tights, and jumpsuits with flared legs and shiny patent leather boots.
Closing out the first half of Sustainable Night, The Pants Company gave new meaning to bold looks on the runway. Since the models showing the looks were topless, the focus was squarely on the pants. Tailor-made to fit each model, designer Tristan Bego and seamstress Michael Sullivan used a diverse collection of materials, from smooth black to yellow silk to fully transparent plastic. Although pants were the focus of the collection, the models’ skin was adorned with glitter and rhinestones. Stripping it all down never looked so cool.
After intermission, don megatron He excited the crowd again during the second half. for its end Denver Fashion Week performance, MegaTron brought his partner and labelmate with track musicfellow rapper Hanzo the Ghost. With MegaTron’s mega energy and Hanzo’s powerful intensity, the pair kept up a continuous back and forth throughout their performance. four numbers packed with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and head-shaking time signatures. The performance included tracks from Gwapamole, Primetime, and IYKYK.
Lost Room Collective opened the second half of the show with a collection that showcased y2k-style structured silhouettes. The collection balanced traditional business workwear such as blazers, vests and trousers with ruched skirts and skimpy tops reminiscent of the early 2000s. Using cropped tops and sheer graphic shirts: designers Bella Conte, Emily Kaler and Lily Walters—he created looks that not only turned business casual upside down: the looks also forced the audience to rethink the boundaries of the genre.
millionaire is known for bringing intricately designed jackets and ensembles to the forefront of fashion, and his Denver Fashion Week The collection was no exception. Each wearing a Killionaire trademark jacket, the models showcased a variety of recycled denim, from recycled jeans in different fabrics and colors to denim accessories, including various types of bags. The final look featured a long denim blanket, worn wrapped around the model’s body and split open to reveal a white baby tee and a navy miniskirt emblazoned with Killionaire branding. Founder Moses Kisale brought upcycling to the forefront of his collection, showing how even the smallest fabric scraps can be used to elevate a look.
With vintage pajamas at the center, imaginary friends showcased the versatility of lace, silk and tulle. The collection was packed with vintage loungewear, from lingerie and slip dresses to camisoles and bloomers. These delicate pieces were paired with structured jackets and waistcoats, as well as chunky shoes and bold accessories. However, the combination of lingerie and structured pieces was not the only unexpected pairing in her collection: the designer emma sasaman he used clashing colors and patterns to select looks that were both whimsical and eye-catching.
Closing the last night of denver Fashion Week, Uniq U Jeans It took the public out of their comfort zone. The models walked to the sound of birds and running water, a voiceover reminding the crowd of their humanity. The looks forced the audience to rethink the convention: With sleeves used as trouser legs, trouser legs used as scarves, and pocket-filled pieces, designer Chance Coward curated a collection with careful thought and deliberation behind the use of fabric. The collection also featured clothing and accessories made from plastic bags and bubble wrap, balanced with the neutral earth tones of the fabric, representing how the use of unexpected materials can impact the planet.
the last night of Denver Fashion Week truly demonstrated the versatility of sustainable fashion. Whether custom-made, upcycled, second-hand or vintage, each collection brought striking individuality to the scene.
See Night Eight Street Style. All photos by Roxanna Carrasco.
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