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It was an evening of elegance in the gardens as some of Denver’s top fashion designers showed their work admist the roses of Hudson Gardens in Littleton, CO. More than 150 attendees were treated to the stylings of Gino Velardi designs, Gabriela Designs-Gabriela Martinez, LRE Couture- Lisa Ramford Elstun, D’Lola Couture- DeeDee Vicory and Accessories by Estaine by Dr. Zofia Wosinaka.
The show was produced in part by Jessica Montour of Fashion Forward. Jessica Montour is also a fashion writer for Latin Life Denver Magazine. The evening was emceed by Leanna Lisa host of the Latin Life Denver Radio Show. Latin Life Denver was pleased to be a media sponsor for the event. The Lost in a Garden of Roses Fashion Show was dedicated in loving memory to Elva Rosa, honoring 20 years of her memory.
The audience was treated to a dance performance by Araya as well as drinks and hors d”oeuvres and an eyeful of beautiful models showing off incredible gowns and dresses.
GIINO VELARDI’S vision is to make every woman feel sexy, confident and beautiful when wearing his designs. His grandmother, mother and sister serve as inspiration, which enable him to design a wide range of designs any generation can pick from. Gino Velardi is recognized as one of Denver’s most prominent fashion designers. He was awarded Wake Up Your Warrior Award 2012, Denver;s Best Fashion Designer at the annual Denver Style Expo in 2011, and Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Couture Designer of the Year Award 2007.
LISA RAMFJORD EISTUN Lisa is the President, CEO & Founder of the Fashion Design Center, Inc and LRE Couture LLC. She is an award-winning bridal and lingerie couturier whose passion is to help others succeed in building their professional brands. Recently she was awarded Westword’s 2014 Mastermind of Fashion/Design and is listed in their 100 Colorado Creatives. The FDC received recognition in the Best of Denver 2014 for Best Fashion-Supporting Space.
DEEDEE VICORY is the founder of the D’Lola brand. Deedee Vicory is a seamstress by trade and a true designer at heart. Her wedding gowns combine a vintage inspiration with a kiss of contemporary flair. Deedee Vicory’s designs have also been shown in British Vogue (July 2013), and will be seen in the British Marie Clair. InStyle Magazines (September 2013) and she showed her brand D’Lola at New York Bridal week in October 2013.
GABRIELA MARTINEZ Beguiled with fashion at the young age of 8, the award-winning Latina Fashion Designer breathes a new and unique inventiveness and pure elegance into her alluring, sophisticated collection of evening wear 2013 Denver Fashion Designer of the year. 2011 Denver Rising Fashion Star Category eveningwear and special occasion, by (FGI) 2010 FACE (Fashion and creative entrepeneur). Best special occasion designer. 2010 Denver Fashion Festival 1st place, best design.
DR. ZOFIA WOSINSKA of Estaine is a Polish-born dye chemist and spent much of her career in cancer research an developing tissue dye-based solutions used in cancer diagnosis. Estine designs and produces unique, luxurius accessories and apparel inspired by the hauntingly beautiful shapesm cikirs abd patterns.
Photos by Teddy Gomez-Xposer Photography for Latin Life Denver Media
Photos by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media