The ONE Club for Creativity Denver’s 15th Annual Paper Fashion Show, the largest of its kind, which features extravagant fashions and ensembles made by local designers, will be held on Friday, April 12 at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora CO. The volunteer-run event features creative talent from across the Rocky Mountain Region, and is intended to showcase the medium’s beauty and versatility in a digital era. This year, 54 design teams will be showing fashions from paper donated by Neenah, Mohawk, CTI Paper USA, French Paper Distributors and coordinated by Spicers Paper. The fashions are showcased at the runway show and voted on by a panel of eight top Denver-area designers. “We believe art brings our communities together,” says Michael Garcia, 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 will benefit Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA). This community organization provides art education and after-school arts programs for urban youth. Adds Kara Taylor, The ONE Club for Creativity – Denver president: “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,” “Creating a venue that celebrates both the professional and student’s design perspective is extremely rewarding.” In addition to the donating paper companies, sponsors include: Philosophy Communication, Ink Lounge Studio, Tewell Warren Printing, Sappi, Link Product Development, Reffel Metals Foundry, IP, Leslie Van Stelten Photography, Ellen Bruss Design, Michael Garcia Media, Melanie Watson Photo, Love Pop, The Oriental Theater and Rogue Productions.
Shown here is last year’s 1st Place Winner: Aztec Princess by Beto’s Hair Studio, Designers: Norberto Mojardin and Cesar Jonathan Garcia, Model: Itzel Gonzales, Paper: Kromekote Gold