Five Designers Will Compete for Two Coveted Spots in Denver Fashion Week’s Fall Season

DENVER – Denver Fashion Week, one of America’s fastest growing fashion platforms, today announced its fall Designer Challenge coming to the Alley at Dairy Block in Downtown Denver on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024 at 8 p.m. Five designers, who have never shown at Denver Fashion Week, will create five looks to showcase on the outdoor runway and go head to head in a competition where the audience and a panel of judges will each select a winner to show their collection in Denver Fashion Week’s Fall season scheduled for November 9 – 17, 2024.

As Colorado’s most prominent fashion event, thousands of attendees show up each year to support Denver’s growing and diverse fashion community. The Designer Challenge, which started in 2021, helps to create opportunities for growing local designers. 

“Denver Fashion Week believes in the power of creativity, innovation and fostering the growth of emerging designers who will inspire and shape the future of fashion,” Nikki Strickler, runway producer of Denver Fashion Week, said. “The Designer Challenge not only showcases the incredible talent within our community but also provides these designers with the opportunity to make their mark on the fashion industry in Denver.”

The five designers participating in the 2024 Fall Designer Challenge, include Grey Walls, Légère, Seintana Couture, Three Eyed Art Collective, and Violet Hues. The fashion show will be emceed by Erica Lopez, entertainment anchor at 9News. The professional panel of judges consists of two Denver Fashion Week lead producers and local designers.

“This will be the first fashion show ever held in the Alley at Dairy Block and we are thrilled to partner with Denver Fashion Week to activate this unique downtown space in a new way,” Nate Couture, Marketing Manager at Dairy Block said. “Dairy Block is proud to be a top LoDo shopping destination, offering an eclectic mix ranging from local boutiques to renowned national brands, along with fantastic dining and the award-winning Maven Hotel.”

8:00 p.m. – Red carpet cocktail reception with a cash bar
9:00 p.m. – Doors are closed
10:00 p.m. – Fashion show
10:45 p.m. – After party at The Maven 

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

About Dairy Block:
Developed by McWHINNEY, Sage Hospitality and Grand American, Inc., Dairy Block is home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars, an eclectic shopping mix featuring local boutiques and top national brands and the independent 172-room Maven Hotel. For more information, please visit

About Denver Fashion Week:
Denver Fashion Weekend 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