Calling All Denver Fashion Designers!

It is time to bring your design and sewing savvy to the Art District on Santa Fe. to a runway show like no other!


Upcycled Materials - Queen Models - Celebrity Judges

Sunday August 26th // All Day!

$30 / team (includes all materials & lunch)

Six designers will be paired with one of Denver’s
Drag Queens to create a lewk from upcycled materials supplied by creative
reuse store ReCreative Denver. The designer / models teams will have 8ish
hours to construct their garments before revealing them to a live runway
audience and panel of community celebrity judges.



Category Is...X Bar Eleganza!



Send an email to telling us about
yourself as a designer, with examples of your work included, and why you want to participate in ReCreative Runway to be considered.


We will notify six lucky participants by 6/20. The winning team will receive and fabulous prize pack including a 3 liter Tito’s Vodka Trophy for the designer and Miss ReCreative Denver title and stunning crown for the queen. All participating teams will receive bottle service at the X Bar afterparty!


Runway Day Team Rules

  • Designers will be given their models drag-measurements and contact info. one week out from runway day

  • Designers and models are encouraged, but not required, to meet up before runway day day to discuss their team’s garment

  • Designers are allowed to sketch, design and pattern their look prior to runway day

  • Designers may bring their own machines, sewing kits, tools and dress forms

    • RCD will have 6 functional sewing machines to provide if needed

    • RCD will have sewing notions for use if needed

  • No garments may be constructed prior to contest start time (sketching and patterning OK)

  • Structural pieces like corsets, petticoats, tutus, shoulder pads etc. may be used

  • Base undergarment pieces like bras, shaping / support pieces, leotards, etc. may be used, however points will be awarded to designers who commit to full garment construction during the contest vs. adding to existing base pieces.