It’s habit to instantly think of New York or Los Angeles when something cool happens. The coasts tend to hoard the credit for all things buzzworthy, after all. Therefore, it may come as a pleasant surprise to you when you discover that the artistic community in Denver holds some of the most promising artists of 2013. From tie-makers and illustrators to coffee maestros and brewmasters, the Mile High City has been secretly hiding the best artisans in the country.
Sure, it’s undeniable that Denver may face fashion challenges that others do not — particularly, snowy winters — but under those oversized ski jackets, love for the mountains, and obsession for the Broncos, Denver is harboring some seriously cool talent.
We haven’t met a designer collaboration we didn’t like. So, ever since we first glimpsed Aldo Rise’s partnership with London-based Ostwald Helgason last Fashion Week, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the moment we can finally get our mits on the goods from the duo’s dive into the handbag-and-footwear realm. Well, the read
We’ll never stop shopping at our favorite big-box stores. But, sometimes, it’s those smaller, hidden gems that feel infinitely more special. Combine that under-the-radar quality with an ethically sustainable business, and you have South Carolina-based Proud Mary — an e-boutique that works exclusively with artisans read