The One Club for Creativity Denver’s 16th Annual Paper Fashion Show, the largest show in the nation, which features extravagant fashions and ensembles made by local designers will be held on Thursday, April 30th at The Fillmore Auditorium. A total of 1200 tickets are on sale now, starting at $25. The fundraiser is a volunteer-run event and features creative talent across the Rocky Mountain Region. The event highlights paper fashion specifically to showcase the medium’s beauty and versatility in a digital era.
This year, 56 designs will be showcased made entirely from paper donated by Neenah Paper, Mohawk , CTI Paper USA , and coordinated by Spicers Paper . These fashions are showcased at the runway show and voted on by a panel of judges, who are top Denver-area designers. “We believe art brings our communities together,” said Michael Garcia, Paper Fashion Show event co-manager. “This event was created in 2004 to elevate Denver art and design to the national level by providing a creative platform that encourages diverse industries to come together and push artistic boundaries through this exceptionally unique paper fashion medium.”
Twenty percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA). Since the inception of Paper Fashion Show, The ONE Club for Creativity – Denver has raised more than $62,000 for Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA). This community organization provides art education and after-school arts programs for urban youths. “In addition to receiving a portion of the proceeds, DAVA students get the incredible experience to participate in the event by designing fashions, modeling, and even judging the entries.” said Kara Taylor, The ONE Club for Creativity – Denver president. “Creating a venue that celebrates both the professional and student’s design perspective is extremely rewarding.”
Sponsors/community event partners include: Spicers Paper, Neenah Paper, Mohawk, Philosophy Communication, Ink Lounge Studio, Tewell Warren Printing, Sappi, Link Product Development, Reffel Metals Foundry, CTI Paper USA, International Paper, Leslie Van Stelten Photography, Michael Garcia Media, Piggyback Press, Topo Chico, Recreative Denver, The Rivetier, Hofmeister Creative, and Rizzi.