Colorado’s Largest Fashion Event Returns for Spring With Six Runway Shows at The Brighton – A Non Plus Ultra Venue in the RiNo Art District and an Industry Workshop From May 6 – May 13, 2023

DENVER – Denver Fashion Week, Colorado’s largest fashion event, will present a week of spring runway shows from Saturday, May 6 through Saturday, May 13, 2023 at The Brighton – A Non Plus Ultra Venue in the RiNo Art District. During the week, emerging and established designers and boutiques from both Denver and around the country will showcase their collections’ key seasonal styles, enhanced by the work of talented hairstylists, makeup artists and models.

Photo credit: David Rossa

“We’re elevating the experience for the spring season of Denver Fashion Week and making it bigger and better,” says the Aharonian Family, founder and producer of Denver Fashion Week. “We’ve added a new and larger venue, are pleased to welcome new and returning designers, will feature our longest runway yet, and have upgraded our runway audio visual production, and backstage experience.” 

Collections from local, national, and international designers will range from streetwear, activewear, lifestyle, kids, and sustainability to high fashion. The nationally acclaimed show takes place twice a year in the spring and fall seasons. As Colorado’s largest fashion event, thousands of fashion lovers attend the shows each year in support of Denver’s growing and diverse fashion community.

Denver Fashion Week prides itself on being all-inclusive, uplifting, and supportive of emerging talent. Producer explains, “Denver Fashion Week works very hard to increase economic development for the region’s fashion and design communities, increase awareness for runway participants and sponsors, and produce a world-class fashion experience unlike any in Denver.”

Spring 2023 Schedule:

Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. – Local Couture
The first night kicks off with some of Denver’s top local designers, including Mitosis by Byron Alexander, World To Fear, La Adorna, InspireD’Signs and SKYE|AIRE.

Sunday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. – Couture Kids
This runway show is dedicated to couture kids and will showcase some of the best children’s fashion in Denver, including Dragonwing Girl, Rainey’s Closet Styled By Katie Andelman and Sustainable Kids; plus a runway dance performance by Cherry Creek Dance. A special runway appearance will be made by Lucy, a Make-A-Wish Colorado wish kid who has always dreamed of being in a fashion show.  

Sunday, May 7 at 5 p.m. – Sustainable
The Sustainable runway show is a core value of Denver Fashion Week. The showcased brands are committed to sustainability and their impressive line of work will not only decorate the runway but leave attendees inspired. Featured sustainable brands include The Hause Collective, IDA+MOON by Hannah Marie, UPcycleD by Biche de Bere, Relic, Overseer, and Your Mother’s Favorite Stain.

Monday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. – Fashion Industry Workshop
The Denver Fashion Week Fashion Industry workshop will include a panel of Denver’s top fashion industry experts discussing local industry today, the future of our industry, and how we can all work together to elevate the local fashion industry. Panel experts, and location to be announced.

Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. – Ready To Wear
Denver Fashion Week is dedicated to bringing fitness and ready-to-wear to the runway, this runway show promises a night of elevated fashion to inspire fit and outdoorsy looks featuring designs by B fresh gear, Azuratrella, Manic Studios, Saint Destiny, Untamed Vanity, and more. 

Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. – Streetwear & Sneakers
The streetwear show has earned a reputation as a must-see show. This season guests are encouraged to wear their favorite sneakers while finding fashion inspiration in unique pieces that will define this season’s streetwear style by Uncomn wealth, DENVER FXXX$, Culture Street, Sliv Life, and more. 

Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m. – Guided By Humanity Fashion Show & Fundraiser
The spring 2023 nonprofit partner is Guided By Humanity, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is dedicated to inclusive and equitable health and wellness services for people living with disabilities, seen and unseen. During this show, Guided by Humanity will launch the brand new adaptive clothing line it designed in partnership with Resourceful Threads, a Denver-based adaptive and sustainable clothing brand. The adaptive clothing line, called everyBODY, will serve the needs of people who use wheelchairs, who prefer velcro over zippers, and who feel better accessing their clothes from the sides instead of overhead. The exciting line of artisan crafted colorful cool pieces comes with an additional perk: it is good for the soul and the planet. Resourceful Threads uses upcycled, recycled, and sustainable materials in all of its garments.

This will be an incredible night of inclusive fashion and celebration. Cheer on some fantastic models as they own the catwalk and gather together in the community to raise disability awareness and support for Guided By Humanity programming through a silent auction and opportunities to donate throughout the evening. The show will be family-friendly, wheelchair friendly, provide ASL and Spanish interpretation, and feature a live DJ, great food and drinks.

Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. – International & Local Boutiques
The final runway show of the Spring 2023 season will feature some of Denver’s top boutiques, showroom-based designers, and one international designer. Come for a night of ready-to-wear clothes and on-trend looks from Geo In Style, KetiVani, Kolchagov Barba, and more.

To learn more about Denver Fashion Week and purchase tickets to the shows, visit

About Denver Fashion Week:
Denver Fashion Week (DFW) was launched in 2012 with the goal of supporting Denver’s fast-growing fashion industry. In 2018, DFW partnered with Denver Arts & Venues and VISIT DENVER to become Denver’s first official fashion week. As a burgeoning hub for Denver’s fashion elite, the organization has introduced a series of workshops each season that contribute to the professional and creative growth of Denver’s local artisans. Named by Forbes as “a trusted alternative to New York for emerging talent” and featured in ELLE, DFW is the city’s largest fashion event bringing together an eclectic array of new and seasoned designers with local boutiques, hair stylists, make-up artists and models. To learn more, visit