Arts & Venues Cultural Runway: FashionAbility

McNichols Building

07/29/2023 · 7:00PM

Denver Arts & Venues continues the Cultural Runway Series with FashionAbility, a fashion show highlighting clothing designed with ability and disability in mind, and showcasing two very diverse designers: Lexie Bader and Rachael Levine.

On the Runway:
Lexie Bader is professional model, snowboarder, mountain biker and double amputee who has designed a line of clothes that is both adaptive and active. Bottoms can zip or snap with ease whether the wearer is seated (in a mobility device or even on an accessible snowboard) or standing, and can be modified for those with prostheses or blades. Tops can be designed individually by using an al a carte method; sleeves can be selected and purchased to cover any length of arm.

Rachael Levine is a Japanese-American designer who works with soft silks, ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Leading up to the fashion show, Levine will work with a group of models selected to walk the runway on July 29 in a Shibori silk-dyeing workshop. During the workshop, participants will learn the technique of Shibori dyeing and their creations will be included in the VIP swag. This is a unique opportunity for models to be included in the creation of fashion.

We also honor our disabled veterans, military veterans and those currently serving by showcasing a curated collection of military-inspired apparel.

Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Runway: FashionAbility is inspired by the McNichols Civic Center Building second floor exhibition “Vibrant Accessibility” featuring artwork by three legally blind artists, Melanie Walker, Chloé Duplessis and John Bramblitt.

Prior to the runway show, people can enjoy a cocktail, peruse a Vendor Market featuring offerings from artists and designers with disabilities and view the artwork in “Vibrant Accessibility.”


Please note that tickets purchased in advance are the best value. Prices will increase on the day of the event.

VIP: includes front row seating, entry to the Vendor Market at 7 p.m., early seating at 8:30 p.m., one free beverage and swag bag which will include a silk scarf designed by Rachael Levine, health and wellness items, and unique locally sourced works.

GA Seated: includes second or third row seating, entry to the Vendor Market at 7 p.m., seating at 8:45 p.m. and one free beverage.

Standing Room Only: includes entry to the Vendor Market at 7 p.m., runway entry at 9 p.m., one free beverage and standing room tickets at cocktail tables near the runway.

* sign language interpretation will be provided.
For Spanish or other Interpretation Services:
For Cart Services:
For Other Disability Accommodations:
Please contact us at least three business days in advance for these accommodations.

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