If you take the trip to many of the art studios in Denver this Friday for First Friday, you are in for a walk down Fashion Avenue. The Wazee Union is the home of our very own high end and couture fashions, Fashion House of Rae Marie. I visited the new home of Rae Marie back in May during the studio grand opening. The room was decorated as a colorful and urban boutique you would only see in LA or New York. Models passed by onlookers wearing the many fashions created by Rachel Hurst, Owner and Head Designer of Fashion House of Rae Marie. You would never know that all this existed here in Denver Colorado. After taking in the atmosphere and picking up a beautifully decorated sweet treat I made my way over to Rachel. I wanted to know how she came to be, how she embodied such great design and made women feel like stars on red carpet. The soft spoken designer was very open, kind, and shared everything about how she came to be.
Rachel got her start while doing an art project that lead to experimenting with fabrics. From there a friend suggested they start a fashion group on campus since there was no fashion program at CU Boulder. She continued to grow and learn her craft by working in costume design through the CU theater department. She then began to hold fashion shows to show her designs. The attendance would be at capacity with 400 people in the school ballroom. You can easily see why when you see the fashions her and her team design. Rachel is off to such a great start, she gets her energy and continued drive by feeding off of the great local talent here in Denver. With her passion to dress women to feel confident, great skill at her craft, kindness and artistry she can only go far.
Make it a point to know The Fashion House of Rae Marie. I am a devote follower and fan, I am even more excited that you can now shop the fashions online in addition to her studio and Fashion Denver. You can find The Fashion House of Rae Marie online at Indie Fashion Market Place. The prices are very reasonable considering they are made to order, are high in quality and fashion forward.