What do paper and fashion have in common? The Paper Fashion Show of course! This unique fashion experience took place last Thursday, March 24th at the City Hall Event Center in Denver. Over 1,000 spectators witnessed this fun event that has become a well known Denver tradition over the past few years.
The 7th annual Paper Fashion Show featured models wearing clothing made completely of paper. Paper for the show was donated by xpedx®. The models’ wardrobe was based on aquatic life, gladiator warriors and floral themes. Some wardrobe pieces glowed in the dark while others had moving parts. In contrast, some models sported everyday designs such as that of a male model: a yellow bathrobe with pink bunny slippers.
Paper wardrobe designs for the show were created by local students, professionals, and fashion lovers. There was a friendly competition at the Paper Fashion Show for best design – and the honor this year went to team Pulp Fiction for a Swan Lake-inspired blue and silver ballerina design. Other very creative designs made up the rest of the show.
Some of the sponsors included RMCAD (Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design), the Creative Group, the Firehaus, 9NEWS, Metromix, Yelp.com, The Denver Egoist, MomsLikeMe.com, Denver Magazine, thereviewcolorado.com, the Art Institute of Colorado, and many more. The event had a huge supply of generous sponsors.
Part of the proceeds from the ticket sales went directly to Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) organization, a community organization in Aurora that provides after school arts programs for at-risk youth in the area. Proceeds from the silent auction for the paper clothes seen in the show also benefited the youth of DAVA.
This year’s Paper Fashion Show was definitely one for the books. Models sported unique, jaw-dropping designs that were a hit with every person in the room. We are certain that you have never seen a runway fashion show quite like this one! The Paper Fashion Show is in a class of its own and has something new to offer each and every year. See you there next year!