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Streetwear Brought the Heat to Night Five of Denver Fashion Week

Local streetwear brands Idiot Cult, Efta., Gulosch Garments, Adobe Darko and WARMING presented their collections at Sports Castle, a must-have venue on night five of Denver Fashion Week. Filled with sarcastic phrases, structured pants and grungy clothing, each designer brought their unique twist to the classic streetwear genre.

Host, rapper, and Colorado native Don MegaTron helped entertain the audience and took to the runway to perform two songs, “Guacamole” and “Primetime.” Each performance helped ignite the audience’s energy for the rest of the night.

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Don MegaTron performs at DFW

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designers Morgan Febrey combined his trademarks with rock ‘n’ roll hair and makeup to create the most alluring collection yet. Idiot Cult’s well-known sarcastic lines, “Never heard of you” and “Your fool,” took the runway in dark and twisted ways. Pants, shorts, sweatshirts and t-shirts decorated with Febrey with orange and black bow ties add to the collection’s whimsy. The models also wore sheer tights, spiked jewelry and platform boots to really show off the Idiot Cult aesthetic. To complete the collection, Febrey creatively finished with a matching graphic set that read “The Ending Was Awesome”.

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Efta. was the epitome of street style, combining grunge and angst aesthetics with comfortable yet practical garments. From oversized sweatshirts that say “Meet me in Hell” to predatory face mask designers Teagan glass brought a whole new energy to the catwalk. His designs were simple but always had a little twist. Be it the efta. logo on a pant leg or a giant tongue on a long-sleeved shirt, it was obvious that an efta. Look is for those who love comfort with a little edge.

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Combining elegance with intricate denim patchwork, designer Roller James brought street style to a whole new level. Consisting primarily of muted tones, Donovan’s designs focused on ’90s-inspired looks with a 21st-century flair. Models wore vests, denim with patches and playful prints making for an eclectic collection. James also spiced up every look with an accessory. Whether it was a scarf, sunglasses or a diamond-encrusted necklace, each piece helped accentuate the elevated streetwear designs.

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Known for creating pieces with popular logos, Adobe Darko took a different approach with this season’s streetwear collection. Although the clothes still kept the playful eighties style with logos, designer Chaim Bellinsky took Adobe Darko to a whole other level. Applying popular phrases like “Hello”, “Goodbye”, “OMG” and “BRB” to loose-fitting dresses enabled a fun introduction to a new era of Adobe Darko. Bellinsky is also known for playing around with accessories, so it was fitting that he finished his collection with a Lego-themed button-down top, matching shorts and a Lego head handbag.

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WARMING enchanted the audience with a neutral color palette and a racing-inspired collection. The models wore rippled trousers, matching WARMING converse and intricately detailed shirts making for a dreamy yet sporty collection. Although each piece had the WARMING logo front and center, designer Ethan Christie has taken logo-printed clothing to a whole other level. He creatively turned WARMING into a constellation, a painting on a sweatshirt and even created a “W” wing. Christie also guided the audience through each segment, playing around with the music tempo and clothing layers. As the music picked up the pace, the designs became more and more detailed, eventually completing the collection with a white and black tulle ball gown with the WARMING logo printed on it.

Night Five was truly a celebration of Denver’s biggest street style brands. Each dingy, innovative piece showed why Denver’s fashion community keeps growing.

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All photographs by Roxanne Carrasco. Street style gallery by Shelby Moller

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