The Premier Fashion Event of the Year

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Posted Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Colorado Fashion Week runs Oct. 3-7 at various locations in Denver. (Photo by Irma Laliashvili)
Colorado Fashion Week runs Oct. 3-7 at various locations in Denver. [Photo by Irma Laliashvili]

DENVER – Four years of Colorado Fashion Week and it only gets better. Denver hails CFW as the Primer Fashion Event of the Year.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 Colorado Fashion Week presented the collections of the most promising emerging and established fashion designers and brands as part of the international fashion business calendar.

CFW 2014 Runway Show Night 1, sponsored by Shane Co., took place at The Four Seasons Denver Hotel. Among the designers and retailers were Arturo Rios, Lotti by Amy Cabrera, Stitch Boutique, Sarah Ake, Sully & Co., KatyBelle and Hillary MacMilan.

In its four-year history, CFW has been self-funded by Justice Kwesi Kwarteng as well as through relationships built with generous strategic partners; the event has showcased top local, national and international designers and earned a dedicated day on the State of Colorado calendar.

“The vision and purpose of Colorado Fashion Week is to build Colorado’s international fashion industry presence,” said CFW Founder, Justice Kwesi Kwarteng. “Colorado Fashion Week was created to elevate Denver’s brand as a City, on both the local and national level.”

Colorado Fashion Week is dedicated to building an economically sustainable and highly respected professional fashion industry in Colorado. (Photo by Irma Laliashvili)

Colorado Fashion Week is dedicated to building an economically sustainable and highly respected professional fashion industry in Colorado. [Photo by Irma Laliashvili

Colorado Fashion Week is dedicated to building an economically sustainable and highly respected professional fashion industry in Colorado.

According to Tom Shane, the owner and the headlining designer of Shane Co., there were approximately 300 hundred people at the event.

“It was an outstanding show,” said Charistina Armbruster, a Denver model who walked the 1st runway presentation of Los Angeles designer Arturo Rios. “Our fashion industry professionals have what it takes for making Denver the next New York, Paris, or Milan.”

In 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper officially declared Oct. 1 – 7 as Colorado Fashion Week, each year.

For more details and ticket information for all CFW events visit coloradofashionweek.co

Irma Laliashvili

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Irma Laliashvili is an aspiring journalist, blogger and journalism student at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Follow Irma on Twitter or Instagram at @irmalaliashvili

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6 Responses to “The Premier Fashion Event of the Year”

  1. Aaron Lambert Says:

    Great story! You got some good quotes from people and you provided some good, supplemental information that fashionless people such as myself would have never known. Good job!

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  2. Kelsey Hammond Says:

    I like the photos! I also like some of the different facts as well. Such as 300 people attending and that Hickenlooper declared that week as Colorado Fashion Week

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  3. Joseph Says:

    Your story detailed the fashion show well. good job

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  4. Nancy Says:

    This is a really great story and I love your photos! Very well written, it must have been a great experience to attend.

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  5. Brandyn Says:

    You used some great quotes in this story that really explain what Fashion Week is. My family is friends with some of the Shane’s. If you ever wanted to talk to a gemologist (Roberta Shane) or the president of the Shane Co. (Rordan Shane, Tom’s Son) I can probably help you out.

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  6. Emily Says:

    Great job! Love the photos and the lead. Makes me want to go next year.

    Reply

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