Last week, FshnEco had the privilege of attending several fashion shows curated by Denver’s Unique Week of Fashion. Tuesday’s show took place in X at Sloan’s Courtyard; a quaint outdoor location decorated with string lights. While the evening was cold, attendees were kept warm with drinks and a fire place. Around 7pm, the show started with a bang. Two talented performers sang their hearts out, capturing the attention of everyone in the audience, and creating excitement for the show. After the performances were finished, Jana Smith, the creator of Unique Week, spoke on what Unique Week is all about. Smith has created this series of fashion shows to be completely inclusive, bringing people of all backgrounds together to express their love of fashion. No model was ever turned away, and designers of all styles and talents were featured in the show. She hopes one day, other major fashion shows will follow suit, and there will be greater representation of races, heights, sizes, ages, sexualities, and genders in fashion media.
After Jana Smiths introduction, the runway show began. The first artist to be featured was a face painter, and children of all ages were strutting their stuff, showing off the fun designs. Soon after, several other artists presented their work. From a distance, it seemed as though they were wearing bold, beautiful clothing. It was only as they walked closer that it became apparent that the models weren’t wearing clothing at all, but intricate, head-to-toe body paint. Several body paint artists, and one body tape artist, showed their work, and each of them created unique collections that were a marvel to look at.