Get your style on as Denver Fashion Week - Fall 2022 returns, Nov. 12-20, with a week of runway shows, industry workshops, parties, a Shop the Runway store and more.
Lauded as “one of the fastest-growing American fashion platforms” by Forbes Magazine, DFW has a lineup that spotlights more than 40 designers across seven fashion-filled nights of runway shows.
Spearheaded by 303 Magazine, DFW will be set against the masterful backdrops of the Sports Castle by NPU Events. The event aims to spotlight emerging designers, local boutiques, national brands, hairstylists, makeup artists and models. It also provides the chance to mix and mingle at cocktail receptions before the shows.
This season’s nonprofit partner is Dress For Success Denver, an organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
Local Couture launches the festival on Nov. 12 with local Denver designers Gyidah, Steve Sells, Wastebound, Rachel Marie Hurst, Darkm0th Industry, Mona Lucero, SKYEAIRE, Menez to Society, INHERENT and Tyne Hall.
The next evening, Nov. 13, Couture Kids shines a spotlight on kid-friendly style, showcasing the best of children’s fashion in Denver. Featuring Dragonwing Girl, Factory Fashion, Kim Likes Clothes, and a dance performance by Cherry Creek Dance Performing Company, young and aspiring designers, models and fashion lovers will come together on a world-class stage.
Later that evening, Denver Fashion Week's longest-running event, the Hair Show, will give attendees the opportunity to see Denver’s most exciting hairstyles showcased on a diverse array of models. Spot your favorite hair celebrities as they walk the runway and present awards at this can’t-miss show. The Hair Show will feature Birch Salon, Peter Gray, Mathew Morris x Elijah Gonzales, Salon Utopia x James Mucker, Nyla Nassar, Vida Salon x Luis Gonzales, Ashley Smith, Beauty Vision 303 and more!.
Jump to Nov. 15 and the Lifestyle Show as Fashion Curator, HAVEN, Glam-it! by Jake Perez, Kawessi and MDC STXDIO take to the runway for a night of lifestyle apparel. Expect to see everything from intricate handmade clothing and accessories to everyday wear.
Every year, Denver Fashion Week guests credit Streetwear for stealing the show, and this fall promises more of the same! On Nov. 16, check out Idiot Cult, Gulosch Garments, Adobe Darko, efta, Gulosch and Warming as they showcase unique pieces to define this season’s streetwear style.
Denver is one of the fittest cities in the U.S., so DFW decided to bring workout gear and Ready-to-Wear apparel to the runway this season. On Nov. 17, Irari Ford, Hott Pink Matter, Rabbitjax Clothing, Iron Pulse, Hoohah and Shinesty promise a night of elevated fashion to inspire fit and outdoorsy Denverites.
Nothing is off limits for at the crowd-favorite National show on Nov. 19! Inspiring designers from across the nation will head to the Mile High City to showcase their favorite collections of the season. Expect to see works from VDL, TenTwenty7, Giulianelli Designs, Bukkyara, Geo in Style, Creative Clother and Stevie Boi.
Sustainability is a core value at Denver Fashion Week, and this year it wraps up the week on Nov. 20 with the Sustainable runway show. The Common Collective, Scarlett Begonias Vintage & Thrift, The Hause Collective, Killionare, Rags, The Lost Room, Imaginary Friends, The enomi and Unique ujean are all brands committed to both style and sustainability.
Denver Fashion Week at a Glance
Nov. 12 – Local Couture Runway Show
Nov. 13 – Couture Kids Runway Show and Hair Show
Nov. 15 – Lifestyle Runway Show
Nov. 16 – Streetwear Runway Show
Nov. 17 – Ready-to-Wear Runway Show
Nov. 19 – National Runway Show
Nov. 20 – Sustainable Runway Show
Buy Tickets to runway shows and workshops on the Denver Fashion Week website.
Photo by Giacomo DiFranco/303 Magazine