Aspen Fashion Week 2012 is a wrap. The cat-walk at the ice rink is getting packed up as we speak. The models and the Bentleys are hitting the road. In it's fourth year Aspen Fashion Week (AFW) is staking it's claim among the pantheon of exciting events in Aspen. Despite a tumultuous history, AFW appears to be working out the kinks and maturing into a super-fun and popular event.
The brands, the fans, the models and the fasionistas all had a blast. Over a jam packed 3-day period we caught 8 cat-walk shows on the Snowstage, 6 at The Chateau and 7 in-store events. AspenSpin was hopping, we snapped over 3000 photos for your viewing pleasure. Here's the Best of AFW.
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A super-fresh runway show from KJUS mixing vibrant colors and classic lines. Kjus showed off both their functional on-mountain looks and their life-style offerings. The sophisticated audience of fashionistas and industry folk were wowed by the animated show and the fashion forward KJUS style.
Neve Designs from Boulder showed their luxurious and stylish knit products. The Neve sweaters were a HUGE hit in Aspen.
Bentley Motor Cars. Bentley pulled out all the stops to open AFW. Bentley inlisted local dare-devil Ted Davenport to perform a wing-suit sky dive from a chopper. Ted flew into the AFW venue to kick off the festivities. AspenSpin took advantage of the Bentley test-drive program by taking a convertible Continental GT up Independence Pass at a very high rate of speed. No one was injured in either stunt.
SIA. The Snowsports Industry Association presented, Snow Collections a fashion show featuring several of their member brands. Oberymeyer (Aspen), Skea (Vail), Killy, Fera, Krimson Klover (Vail) Dale of Norway and Helly Hansen strutted their stuff on the Snowstage.
Fashion for a cause: The Feed Foundation, Krochet Kids International and The Empowerment Project shared their respective eco-friendly, fashion oriented and progressive messages with AFW.
The Marmot in-store event featured tacos, tequila and a mariachi band.
Aspen is known for its night-life...so needless to say their were tons of parties, in-store events, model interactions and hosted bars all over town...all within the TBR..three block radius. The Swag--- well that was off the hook.
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