The Premier Fashion Event of the Year

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.

 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]

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.

 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]

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

Piece originally published in Metro-Post Telepgraph, post-telegraph.com

Published by Irma Laliashvili

Irma Laliashvili is a fashion and culture journalist and writer based in Denver, Colorado. She has been published in The Odyssey, The Metropolitan, Medium, and more. Irma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has a strong focus in editorial and digital media with concentrations in fashion, the arts, culture and travel. She loves writing long-form first-person lifestyle and opinion pieces, memoirs, as well as, shorter web content, news stories, and words on all things fashion and culture. Irma also runs a fashion and lifestyle blog called Irma’s Got Style. She is interested in reporting, writing and editing through freelance opportunities or permanent positions.

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