Meet five designers showing at Frost: Fashion Denver's Holiday Market
Local designer Tess Vigil started with a basic goal: to make fifty dresses in her basement. "I wanted to be an expert dressmaker and I wanted to create styles that were flattering for all body types," she explains. After she reached her fifty-dress mark, though, she kept going -- and the result was 50 Dresses, her own company.
With no formal design training, the then-schoolteacher began the fifty-dress project in 2010 in Los Angeles, where she was also taking pattern-making and sewing classes. She interned for a small apparel company there before coming back to her home state to apply what she learned.
At Sunday's market, Vigil will be showing and selling solid color and print scarves, a new edition to her line, as well as some of the dresses that have walked local runways. Scarves cost $48; dresses run form $60 to $128. For more on 50 Dresses, visit the brand's website.