Denver (February 14, 2012) - 303 Magazine announced today Denver Fashion Weekend (DFW) Spring/Summer presented by Schomp Automotive and hosted by Channel 2 and FOX 31's Chris Parente. This celebration of style will take place at EXDO Event Center on Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4, featuring unique runway presentations each night and culminating with an inaugural brunch event.
This year marks the second annual DFW focusing on spring and summer trends resulting in a four-day fashion marathon with two shows each night. Celebrity hairstylist Charlie Price will kick-off DFW with a two-part opening night presentation featuring vintage fashion and an all-male hair review. The multi-award-winning Price has worked backstage at Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Prada to name a few. He was also a runner-up on Bravo's hit television series "Shear Genius 2," which aired in over twenty-two countries.
Two-time NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year nominee and 303 Magazine fashion and beauty editor Katelyn Simkins will produce Friday night's presentation, which includes the first ever major makeup show combined with looks from local boutiques. Simkins is known for her endless well of creativity and artistic touch and a prestigious client list including Hugh Dancy, Fran Drescher, Aaron Ekhart, Emilio Estevez, The Flobots, and Taylor Lautner, Elizabeth Olsen, AnnaSophia Robb, Jurnee Smollett.Renowned runway producer Autumn Binion (Au79 Productions) will execute the finale night presentation - rivaling the catwalks of international fashion houses - complete with a 1920's circus themed show using confetti cannons, aerial dancers and fire breathers. Binion has produced fashion shows in New York City and Los Angeles including Heatherette, Mara Hoffman, Sass & Bide, Jeremy Scott, Peter Som and Cynthia Vincent.
"We're really building on the momentum of the last DFW in October, which was a record-breaking success for us. With each DFW we produce, more local designers and stylists have the opportunity to showcase their creative talents," says 303 Magazine publisher AB Aharonian. "Our goal is to continually create a community of support for them, and nothing does it like these signature events."
DENVER FASHION WEEKEND SCHEDULEThursday, March 1, 8 pm - 11 pm Part 1: Celebrity hairstylist Charlie Price will deliver an all-male hair review paired with white-hot vintage fashions in his return to DFW. Part 2: Visual champagne showers will sprinkle the crowd in a hair show full of lady locks and fashions by Soignee and Marie-Margot Bridal Couture.Styling support by ADC Artistic Team and Scruples Hair Care ProductsFriday, March 2, 8 pm - 11 pmPart 1: Award-winning makeup artist Katelyn Simkins will present a wonderland of avant-garde brushstrokes in a never-before-seen show bringing makeup to center stage.Part 2: Fresh from market and in front of DFW attendees - local boutiques will summon the power of pastels in a segment that will have guests fashion hunting for spring.Artistry support by Michael Moore, The Makeup Store, Ron Lopez and Colorado Skin WorksStyling support by El SalonSaturday, March 3, 8 pm - 11 pmWith Autumn Binion's infamous and dramatic runway production behind them, local designers will showcase their latest collections with a late 1920's traveling circus theme.Jose Duran Styling support by Steve Trujillo from El SalonHouse of ArdenStyling support by Juno SalonSunday, March 4, 11 am - 2 pmMingle with DFW producers, models, salons, stylists, boutiques, designers and the 303 Magazine family over a special brunch menu with drink specials. The Rio Grande (1525 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202)
*All DFW events occur at EXDO (1399 35th Street, Denver, CO 80205)
DENVER FASHION WEEKEND TICKET INFORMATION
DENVER FASHION WEEKEND LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION INFORMATIONHotel Monaco is the official DFW hotel partner and is offering special rates throughout the weekend. For rates and reservations call 800.397.5380 or visit monaco-denver.com
Direct Line Limousine is the official DFW transportation partner. A complimentary limo bus will depart from Hotel Monaco at 8 pm and return at 11 pm nightly.
Denver Fashion Weekend Presenting Sponsor:Schomp Automotive
Denver Fashion Weekend Partners:Colorful Kitty, Direct Line Limousine, Donna Baldwin Talent, Hotel Monaco and Scruples Hair Care Products
Denver Fashion Weekend Promotional Partners:303 | AGENCY, Channel 2 The CW (KWGN), FOX 31 (KDVR) and Katie Shapiro Media
About 303 Magazine:303 Magazine is more than edge - it's soul?it's more than the style of the hipster or the suburbanite - it's how the west is vogue?it's more than a guide to edgy living - it's a lifestyle of Denver and its surrounding neighborhoods. Founded in 2004, 303 Magazine is the only Denver-area publication that dedicates more than 25 pages to fashion in its high-quality, monthly publication. In addition, 303 Magazine produces unique and edgy events year-round to celebrate each issue and other community happenings. Complementing the print edition, 303Magazine.com is always on the forefront of digital advancements, incorporating cutting edge technology into a user-friendly format that garners "buzz" among its fashion-forward, on-trend visitors.