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Denver Magazine article on FD3

 

Fashion Darling

When Fallene Wells first created Forever Darling three years ago, it was a way for young designers like herself to gain some exposure. It soon grew into a major fundraiser for Autism Speaks, which supports parents and children with the affliction while searching for a cure. Here are the 2009 designers.

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DON CUDNEY

This is the third year Fallene Wells has put together the Forever Darling fashion show to benefit Autism Speaks, an organization that is close to her heart as her sister’s twins were diagnosed as autistic two years ago. She conceived of the event as a way to get some exposure for the young designers she knew in town. Her sincere hope is that those who come to the event leave feeling inspired to create their own work, whether it be through fashion or another form of art. “I choose designers based on skill level, style, professionalism, and if they are established or not,” Wells says. “I also look for a diverse group of designers, so there is something for everyone. I am always looking for designers that haven’t been in a show and have difficulty getting their line out there. I feel this is a perfect way to showcase their talent and get the exposure they need.”

And the Winner is…

A fun twist to the event this year was the addition of an avant-garde challenge. The designers were paired up in teams of two and given a hundred dollars to create a cocktail outfit. But it couldn’t be that simple. Each team took inspiration from a different flower arrangement created specifically for them by Margaux Brauker from A Design Resource, who was, in turn, inspired by famous works of art. The winning team of James Silvrants and Stephanie Ohnmacht based their creation on the flowers that were inspired by the artwork of Piet Mondrian.

What does the concept of “avant-garde” mean to you?

James: “A design that is more than day and evening but not costume.”

Stephanie: “Striving to be out front but not so far as to not be meaningful.”

How did the artwork and the flower arrangement inspire your outfit?

James: “They both brought our design to life.”

Stephanie: “The lines of the art and the soft feeling of the flowers inspired us to infuse the final product with structure and a flowing, airy quality.”

What were the biggest challenges in creating your piece?

James: “So many ideas and trying to choose only one design.”

Stephanie: “To push the envelope and yet deliver a fundamentally wearable and attractive garment.”

What made yours the winner?

James: “We worked well together and both wanted a design that could be worn and would be fun.”

Stephanie: “Our piece provided a few unexpected touches.”

FD3’s Designers 

Designer: Fallene Wells Line: Let Em Have It! Describe your work: Feminine silhouettes, original detail

 

Designer: Fallene Wells Line: Let ’Em Have It! Describe your work: “Feminine silhouettes, original detail”
Designer: Taryn Slawson Line: Chasing Rainbows Describe your work:  Funky, bright, eclectic, nostalgic Designer: Taryn Slawson Line: Chasing Rainbows Describe your work: “Funky, bright, eclectic, nostalgic”

Designers: Tyler Larsen,  Margo Cory Line: MargoBelle  Describe your work: Artfully inspired designs

 

Designers: Tyler Larsen, Margo Cory Line: MargoBelle Describe your work: “Artfully inspired designs”

Designers: Tyler Larsen,  Margo Cory Line: MargoBelle  Describe your work: Artfully inspired designs

Designer: Terra Jo Line: Havea Lolo Describe your work: Dramatic, fun, glamorous, easy-to-wear

 

Designer: Terra Jo Line: Havea Lolo Describe your work: “Dramatic, fun, glamorous, easy-to-wear”

Line: Havea Lolo Describe your work: Dramatic, fun, glamorous, easy-to-wear Designer: Haley Mariah Line: Trophy Clothing Describe your work: Young, feminine, modern, vintage

Line: Havea Lolo Describe your work: “Dramatic, fun, glamorous, easy-to-wear” Designer: Haley Mariah Line: Trophy Clothing Describe your work: “Young, feminine, modern, vintage”

Designer: James Silvrants Line: James Etc Describe your work:  Classic, Old Hollywood, drama, soft

Designer: James Silvrants Line: James Etc Describe your work: “Classic, Old Hollywood, drama, soft”

Designer:  Stephanie Ohnmacht Line: Smooch Describe your work: Sophisticated, confident, sexy, sassy

 

Designer: Stephanie Ohnmacht Line: Smooch Describe your work: “Sophisticated, confident, sexy, sassy”

Designer: Katie Wells Line: Giddyup! Describe your work: Fun, singular, bold

Designer: Katie Wells Line: Giddyup! Describe your work: “Fun, singular, bold”

Designer: Melissa May Line: Incroyables Describe your work: Feminine, fun, edgy, romantic

Designer: Melissa May Line: Incroyables Describe your work: “Feminine, fun, edgy, romantic”

Designer: Rachel Tai Davis Line: Rachel Tai Designs Describe your work: Art, metal, fashion, design Designer: Rachel Tai Davis Line: Rachel Tai Designs Describe your work: “Art, metal, fashion, design”

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Westword Article for FD2

http://blogs.westword.com/catspjs/2008/08/over_the_weekend_forever_darli.php

Looking through all the great articles that Forever Darling has received! Check out this one on Forever Darling II at Space Gallery! 

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

Forever Darling Fashion Show at Space Gallery

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Looking for Designers

Hi all of you fabulous Denver Designers, I know your out there and ready to be a part of something HUGE! I’d like to get the fire under you butt and the ideas in your head to start thinking about participating in the Forever Darling Fashion show!

The designer auditions will take place in June this year so that is about 5 months away to get something awesome together to show to all of the judges! There will be only 10 designers chosen for this fantastic event!

If your interested please email me at info@foreverdarling.org or comment on this post for more info!

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Working on the proposal for cash sponsorship to submit to 5280. Seriously if we get 5280 as a sponsor I think it will be acceptable to pee my pants I’m just saying. 

http://www.5280.com/

It only makes sense to have them as a sponsor with the direction Forever Darling is headed. This event will be thee event in Denver to look forward to!

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Teaser of From Sunday’s photoshoot at the lovely Sherman Events Center. Hair/Makeup Fallene Wells, Meredith Jaramus, Talie Ayers, Lily Marsh, Mary Wolfgang. Models Katie McConnell, Alyssa Vercler. Photography by Valerie Williams. More to follow, looking to get them published! 

Teaser of From Sunday’s photoshoot at the lovely Sherman Events Center. Hair/Makeup Fallene Wells, Meredith Jaramus, Talie Ayers, Lily Marsh, Mary Wolfgang. Models Katie McConnell, Alyssa Vercler. Photography by Valerie Williams. More to follow, looking to get them published! 

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Couture and Cupcakes

DDI (Denver Design Incubator) had their first event last week. It featured a runway show, live auction and a ton of delicious cupcakes at the Jet Hotel! It was super chic and it made me extremely excited to promote and support DDI making it a huge success. 

Check out DDI at http://theddi.wordpress.com/


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DDI meeting

Meeting with Kathy Bacon and Tina Gill from DDI went fantastic! Lots of things in the works and donating sponsors to get, but I’m so happy to finally have the help I need to make Forever Darling the anticipated fashion show in Denver. DDI is a perfect non-profit to benefit, it helps designers by having a curriculmn that will teach them how to create and produce their fashion line from the ground up! As a designer I can’t wait to enroll!

http://theddi.wordpress.com/

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Dreams of building a set

I thought more about how I can make the look of a magical 20s feel come to life. I think it would be a great idea to build a set. I’m picturing a plywood header cut out in an ornate pattern and placed in front of gold velvet curtains. The plywood would act as a vallance to frame the curtains. Looking for ideas and perhaps a wood worker to help achieve this look! 

Obviously not this crazy!

Space for FD4

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Meetings for FD4

Monday I will be meeting with our new possible Non-profit that FD4 will be donating to. The non-profit is called DDI which stands for Denver Design Incubator. DDI was created to help designers learn how to create a line from the beginning stages to production by offering a 2 year program.

Let you know more about DDI after our meeting!

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Check out the video from FD2!

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