DFW Fall 2019 Workshops


“Denver Fashion Week is one of the fastest growing American fashion platforms”- Forbes Magazine


Monday, November 11

Designer Workshop: Tech Pack Boot Camp 
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Have you had a difficult time getting the perfect sample from your contractor? Does your garment have the look you designed? Does your design sample fit properly?

Product Development Specialist, Darlene C Ritz, will work with you to develop the perfect technical package (tech pack) to deliver to your contractor in order to get the sample and production you want. This workshop will cover the differences between Tech Packs needed for FP (full package), CMT (cut-make-trim), and sample makers. We will cover Design Sheets, Fabric Sheets, BOMs, Detail/Construction Sheets, and Spec Sheets. We will also discuss the different types of samples (fit, sales, sew-by, and production) and when and how each sample is used.

Dr. Darlene C Ritz is a Colorado native. She has designed for companies in New York, LA, Toronto, Tokyo, and many other domestic areas. Most recently, Darlene’s work was seen at Oxford Fashion Studios during London Fashion Week (Fall 19 Season). Dr. Ritz, the creator behind DCR Studios, has been educating the next generation of fashion professionals since 2003

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building- 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202


Tuesday, November 12

A Night with Florence Müller—Fashion and Textile Art Curator at the Denver Art Museum
6:30-8:30 p.m

Join us for an intimate conversation with Denver Art Museum’s Florence Müller.

As the Fashion and Textile Art Curator, Müller has brought fashion to the forefront of DAM’s programming through groundbreaking exhibits such as Dior: From Paris to The World and Yves Saint Laurent – The Retrospective. Raised in Paris, she has had an illustrious career working for everyone from Dior to Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel. Moderated by Georgia Alexia Benjou fashion editor & stylist, this will be a one-of-a-kind event featuring one of our city’s most influential and important figures in Denver fashion & art.


Where: McNichols Civic Center Building- 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202


Wednesday, November 13

Patents & Trademarks with the US Patent Office 
6:30-8:30 p.m

Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO Director Molly Kocialski, Digital Marketing Executive and inventor Sirena Rolfe, and Primary Patent Examiner Kristina DeHerrera will give a presentation on the importance of intellectual property in the ever-changing industry of fashion design, and the strategic management and use of IP rights to reduce risk and enhance the competitiveness of all types of businesses in the fashion industry.


Where: McNichols Civic Center Building- 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202


*These events are supported by the Cultural Partner Program at the McNichols Civic Center Building*