Denver Fashion Week Will be First Large-Scale Fashion Week Showing Couture to the Max

DENVER – Denver Fashion Week, Colorado’s largest fashion event, and Couture to the Max, custom couture designed by child prodigy Max Alexander, are proud to announce the fashion week runway debut of the line during the 2023 Fall Couture Show on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. 

A second grader living in California, Max began designing at the age of four. Out of nowhere, he asked his mom for a mannequin because he stated he was a dressmaker. His mother, Sherri Madison, made Max his first mannequin followed by sewing lessons and fabric, and Max began creating amazing dresses.

In his first year of designing, Max made more than 50 dresses. It was one of those colorful first dresses by Max that was the genesis of Couture to the Max. He started to build a social media following and create custom designs for an international clientele, including a commission from actress Sharon Stone. He is now a social media phenomenon with 2 million followers on Instagram and TikTok.

At the age five, after working on dresses for a year, Max held his first runway show in his hometown. Denver Fashion Week will be his first large-scale fashion week debut. He has put his commissions on hold in order to design the line he will be showing in Denver this November. The fashion design prodigy, who dreams about heading the Gucci fashion house or even establishing his own studio says he’s excited to be a part of his first fashion week and is particularly excited about the after party! 

“We’re thrilled to be the first fashion week to show the designs by the phenomenally gifted young designer Max Alexander,” says the Aharonian Family, founder and producer of Denver Fashion Week. “Max is an incredible inspiration for both emerging and established designers, his passion for fashion and in particular couture is infectious. It is an incredible honor to bring his designs to the runway in Denver.” 

Max will show Couture to the Max during Denver Fashion Week’s 2023 Fall Couture Show on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 at York Street Yards in Denver. Other designers on the runway that night include Guillermo Pharis, Sir Algernon, Santiago, Narces, Lisa Marie Couture, Tara Hari Couture, Miss Victoria Regina with Mothwurf, and Mothwurf.

Recognized as “one of the fastest-growing American fashion platforms” by Forbes Magazine, and features in ELLE, Denver Fashion Week returns for Fall 2023 with six runway shows and the Southwest Hairstyling Awards and a Model Industry Workshop from Saturday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. During the event, 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. 

The nationally acclaimed show takes place twice a year in the fall and spring seasons. As Colorado’s largest fashion show, thousands of attendees show up each year in support of Denver’s growing and diverse fashion community. 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