Every year shop owners of Stanley Marketplace have the opportunity to show off their latest looks for the upcoming chilly holiday season. On the 17th of November Factory fashion, June Ruby, Abstract, GENUINE, Active, Steersand Steele Angel took to the stage again, showing off her fresh new winter look.
The evening’s emcee, Skye Barker Maastarted the show with his own brand— Factory fashion, a design studio and sewing school. Each model was the designer of her own outfit which led to a wide range of styles worn by models of all ages. From pajamas to business casual to glamor looks, designers were able to express themselves in their own style for this runway.
For women who are always working and moving, June Ruby designs down-to-earth looks that add comfort and style to any outfit. Women of all ages took to the runway in pairs to show off their casual looks with a touch of style. Founder and owner, Michelle Rotter, created the brand for those who may not have time to shop but still want fashionable clothes in their wardrobe. Highlights of the collection were oversized flannel coats paired with sparkling evening dresses and tops. Goes along June Ruby was a child of LuBird’s Light Foundation representing the new LuBird’s Light playground at Stanley Marketplace. The foundation was created to provide fun and accessible playgrounds for children with rare disabilities.
Abstract featured streetwear designs with graphics related to Colorado – such as the iconic Denver skyline or the mountains. The owner Dave Roggeman began working on the creation of the brand in the early 2000s. Now, with years of experience in clothing making and retailing, he has successfully created a creative brand that caters to both men and women. With t-shirts, hoodies, hats, windbreakers and more – there’s something for everyone who wants to make their wardrobe more unique this winter.
With GENUINE boutique comes with a little bit of everything – that’s why they call it a “holistic boutique.” The owner Shana Colbin created GENUINE after founding their sister store, The kismet. Centered around the idea of well-being, TRUE designs are casual and comfortable, but can be elevated to dressy or business casual looks when combined with other TRUE coats, jewelry and accessories. On the runway, their sparkling dresses, colorful scarves and stylish sweaters made the models shine.
Comes from both new and established designers, the clothes from Bigger is incredibly elegant and versatile for every season. Danielle VanEde, founder, curates clothing collections for women who want unique, stylish clothing at an affordable price. Styled with stylish gold jewelery and bold sunglasses, the neutral colors of this season’s collections make for perfect outfits as the weather cools.
Steele Angel Models made sure to bring excitement to the runway with clothes meant to spice up your activewear look. The shining stars of the collection were puffer vests and fuzzy jackets to not only keep warm, but show how winter fashion can still be stylish. Models made sure to showcase how easy it was to stay active in their looks as they danced down the runway in style.
If you love the outdoors no matter the temperature, Active is the place for you. They showed off their colorful puffer jackets, cozy quarter zips and soft flannels – proving that staying warm can still be stylish this season. Inspired by their Scandinavian roots, the owners and creators of Aktiv, Nate and Leslie Axvig, aim to produce durable, quality and fashionable clothing for all weathers.
The runway ended with all the models returning to the stage for one last spin as foam bubbles fell from above, transforming the room into a winter wonderland. After the show, attendees were able to shop all the same items they loved on the runway in the stores scattered throughout Stanley Marketplace.
All photography by Roxanna Carrasco.