July 11, 2024


Clothes that smile

Local Models Prepared for Denver Fashion Week at Recent Model Workshop

This past Sunday, Denver Fashion Week (DFW) held a sold-out modeling workshop to enable get ready for product auditions on July 31. The day consisted of a presentation from DFW Product Coordinator Nikki Strickler who talked about what to deliver and what to expect — followed by an chance for versions to observe their wander.

The approaching DFW will take spot on Nov. 11-20 and is Colorado’s most significant vogue showcase that includes rising designers, nearby boutiques, national brands, hairstylists, make-up artists and versions. 

Denver Fashion Week prides itself on getting all-inclusive, uplifting and supportive of emerging expertise. For the reason that of this, designs range from different heights, system varieties, ages and knowledge ranges. For Dominic “DJ” Fernandez, it was his initial time attending the design workshop and auditioning. 

“My favorite element of the workshop has to be when we wander the runway because you get to be on your own and I like how [Strickler] tells you corrections,” Fernandez stated. 

Dominic “DJ” Fernandez

 For many regional designs, DFW provides them the chance to start their modeling occupations and modeling workshops make it possible for newcomers to rehearse prior to auditions.

A different very first-timer was Ashlee Stephenson, who is searching ahead to her initially audition expertise and considered the workshop was incredibly handy, specifically the one particular-on-a single coaching.

“I learned about what to convey to auditions and how to present myself far better to whoever is at casting,” Stephenson reported. “I also uncovered how to go away an perception and not be yet another confront in the crowd, to truly make that affect and make myself be known.”  

Ashlee Stephenson

DFW is the excellent possibility for styles to immerse them selves in the Denver style group and model Penelope Rayfield couldn’t agree a lot more. She stated the design workshop is 1 of the most effective techniques to meet new persons and learn about DFW.

“I learned that you must be really self-confident when you’re going for walks and that you have to stand tall and hold your shoulders back again,” Rayfield stated.

Going for walks the runway requires special skills — models require to exude self-assurance, excellent posture and character. For many newcomers, this could seem daunting. Nonetheless, model Lauren Reedy stated it was valuable to know what’s to come at auditions. 

“I feel like I acquired critical factors about what to maintain in thoughts when performing my walk and that was truly helpful,” Reedy said. “It was nice to see what to anticipate. Nikki was genuinely educated and it was a enjoyment experience.”

Lauren Reedy

As somebody who generally attends DFW each and every yr as an audience member, Danny O’Reilly is on the lookout ahead to viewing what goes on driving the scenes if he makes the casting. 

“I want to be a component of that creative method like functioning with the designer,” O’Reilly reported. “I’m an Artwork Director myself so it would be pleasant to get involved and see guiding the scenes of production and how it comes collectively.”

Danny O’Reilly

Due to the fact of DFW’s age inclusivity, there is a substantial selection of little ones who are auditioning for the initially time, a person currently being Anna Nicole Silverstone. She said showcasing her sassiness on the runway is a single of her favourite sections of runway modeling. 

“I figured out how to be self-assured through my smile and eyes,” Silverstone explained.

Anna Nicole Silverstone

In the same way, Molly Romero has never ever walked a runway prior to. She said she figured out how to calm her nerves and be much more assured.

 “I acquired about posture which is seriously tricky for me, so that was pleasant to know for the Denver Trend 7 days audition,” Romero said. “And how to walk on a tightrope, which is new to me because most people today really do not stroll with 1 foot in entrance of the other.”  

Molly Romero

Conserve the date for DFW Nov. 11-20 and design auditions on July 31. Indication up for design auditions on July 31 and to be DFW volunteer belowGet hold of DFW Product Coordinator Nikki Strickler for much more info about much more model workshop opportunities.

All photography by Lauren Lippert.