Adatto Menswear and Modern Gladiator Want to Put Denver Men in Fine Fighting Form

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
John Hand shows off a custom suit from Adatto Menswear.
You won't find Adatto Menswear in any storefront. Instead, Adatto comes to you: You can consider this company your personal tailor, stylist and concierge. And now, in collaboration with Modern Gladiator, a Denver-based online magazine, Adatto is ready to put this region's men in fighting form -- a development they celebrated at a recent launch party.

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Kellyann Salinas spotted in UNIF and TUK waiting for Lady Gaga

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
On August 6, Lady Gaga brought her ArtRave tour to Denver in support of her latest album, ARTPOP. In the crowd of fans waiting for admission we spotted a bartender from Miami, Kellyann Salinas, looking spectacular in a style that was fun and trendy. Keep reading to learn more about Salinas and where she gets her fashion inspiration.

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Urban Nights Put the Spotlight on Mondo Guerra and Other Denver Designers

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
On August 1, the second annual Urban Nights fashion show, sponsored by the Joseph Family Foundation, brought a fashion extravaganza to Mile High Station that benefited homeless youth while showcasing local designers. One of those designers was Mondo Guerra, who's gained national acclaim on Project Runway and Under the Gunn but continues to be based in Denver; he created a special collection for this event.

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The eight best fashion events in Denver in August

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Tonight's Urban Nights Fashion Show, a benefit for Urban Peak, is just the start of a fashion-packed August. There will also be hot pool parties, cool exhibits, and the city's biggest community swap. Keep reading for the eight best fashion events this month.

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Urban Nights will celebrate Denver fashion -- and raise money for Urban Peak

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The second Urban Nights Fashion Show is a "runway with a reason." The event promises to not only be a great fashion celebration featuring some of Denver's best boutiques and designers (including Project Runway's Mondo Guerra) but to raise a lot of money for Urban Peak, a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of services for youth who are homeless or at risk. In advance of Friday night's festivities, we spoke with both creative director Dahlia Weinstein and Kim Easton, the executive director of Urban Peak, about how fashion can play a role in helping homeless youth.

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"I Am Colorado Fashion" showcase and fundraiser Thursday

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Justice Kwesi Kwarteng, head of Colorado Fashion Week.
For Justice Kwesi Kwarteng, Colorado Fashion Week has been largely a labor of love -- and hard work. Inspired by Fern Mallis, the former executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and founder of 7th on Sixth Productions, since 2011 CFW has focused on building an economically sustainable fashion industry in Colorado. And to push that goal, before this fall's Colorado Fashion Week, Karteng will present CFW's first annual Preview Fashion Market & Fundraiser Showcase on Thursday, July 31.

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Skye Gibson Designs takes fashion to new heights in Denver

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Sherissa Gibson has joined the growing cadre of designers who are offering their interpretation of "fashion" in the Mile High City. Her designs for Skye Gibson Designs are created for the confident, sexy woman. We recently caught up with Gibson to talk about how she got into the business, the Denver fashion scene and her own idea of this city's style.

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Fancy Tiger celebrates its eighth birthday with a bash on Saturday

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Photo by Mauricio Rocha
The owners of Fancy Tiger, the clothing store, and Fancy Tiger Crafts will celebrate their eight-year run of keeping Denver stocked with stylish wears on Saturday, June 28. Although both stores are throwing parties, each will have a different atmosphere and festivities.

"The anniversary is a celebration of the customers and the staff," says Fancy Tiger Clothing co-owner Matthew Brown. "My staff and designers help me to express and realize my vision. It is also a celebration of the Denver community. My vision alone is not enough. I need creative people to help bring it together."

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Jüna Hæm is bright and bold at the Westword Music Showcase

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
The twentieth annual Westword Music Showcase turned the Golden Triangle into a block party -- make that blocks party -- on Saturday. We spotted all kinds of outfits in the crowd, but the most energetic menswear look came courtesy of Jüna Hæm. Keep reading to learn what inspires his style, his style mantra, and where he shops.

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Kitty Newlin is a festival fairy at the Westword Music Showcase

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
On Saturday, the Westword Music Showcase transformed the Golden Triangle into a block party -- make that blocks party. In the fashion-forward crowd that filled the streets, we spotted a woman with a pair of iridescent wings that raised her style above the rest. Keep reading to learn more about Denver native Kitty Newlin, who inspires her look and where she shops.

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