fashion meets burlesque meets curiosities
Mondo Guerra, better known as Frock, from "Project Runway" judged a phenomenal fashion show at the Denver Public Library. Before the event started, Denver’s best food trucks parked out front to serve their deliciousness to the long line of guests. While waiting to get in the line around Broadway, a fire-blower performed outside to entertain the eager crowd.
As the doors opened, people flooded into the venue and found their seats. The audience went up three stories high as the people without seats peered over the railings on the second and third floors of the Denver Public Library.
From the music to the fashion to the lights, it was an excellent display of Denver’s up-and-coming designers. While the stunning models took the runway by storm, there were curiosities joining them to spice up the show. Hosting the event with lots of pizzazz, Chris Parente and Cora Vette dressed in burlesque to impress the audience. The show strutted in chronological order starting in summer and ending in winter. Twelve local talented designers each with their striking models put out their best inspiring pieces.
As the five judges, Mona Lucero, Beth Bradley, Georgia Alexia Benjou, Sandy Wilson and Mondo Guerro counted up the results, Cora Vette sang in her burlesque attire distracting the suspense of the results. Chris Parente first announced that James Silvrants was the people’s choice winner. However, Francis Roces was the winner of the competition receiving $2,000. The night did not end after the winner was announce, because there was an after show at Beauty Bar to celebrate the up-and-coming Denver fashion scene announced by Frock himself.