Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Lisa Ramfjord Elstun

#87: Lisa Ramfjord Elstun

Denver designer Lisa Ramfjord Elstun has it all going for her: A master seamstress with an eye for personalized, classic tailored designs, she also rocks an entrepreneurial business acumen that's the epitome of professionalism. A 2014 Westword MasterMind in the fashion category, Elstun's at work this year on creating a central Fashion Design Center Denver -- a community-building project that will provide production opportunities and national cachet for local designers. It's a big step for Elstun and for Denver; in her 100CC questionnaire, which follows, she details her plan.

See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Tricia Hoke

Westword:If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?

Lisa Ramfjord Elstun: Collaboration to improve my own skills would include:

Giorgio Armani, for his skilled precision in tailoring a woman's suit in exquisite fabrics.

Karl Lagerfeld, for evolving the House of Chanel while seeing it through a different lens yet staying true to the original vision.

Despite personal behavior choices, John Galliano for his incredible haute-couture designs.

Cordwainer's College, to create great shoes for stylish women who want a great pair to wear without the great pain of wearing them.

Leonardo da Vinci, to experience the diversity of his interests that led to innovations.

Pope John Paul II, to continue his commitment to promote world peace.

Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, to integrate her diplomacy and grace.

Continue reading for more from Lisa Ramfjord Elstun.

Location Info


Fashion Design Center Denver

3301 Lawrence St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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