Paper Fashion Show Call For Designers


Paper Fashion Show Call For Designers


Friday, March 23rd, 2018

About the Event

The ONE Club for Creativity - Denver is pleased to announce registration for our highly anticipated spring 2018 Paper Fashion Show — supporting cutting-edge, Colorado-made creative work, and our friends at DAVA.

Now, in its 14th year, The ONE Paper Fashion Show shines light on Denver talent and is now part of 303 Magazine's Denver Fashion Week, March 18 -25th, a week dedicated to Denver's fashion industry and influencers. Since 2005, over 500 paper fashions have been created and consequently viewed by thousands of curious, enthusiastic observers—there to celebrate this beloved art medium.

Registration opens Monday, October 16th, 2017 through Saturday December 16th.

Stretch your already outstanding design chops. Show your skills under main stage lights. Contribute to a worthy cause. Enter to win the The ONE Club for Creativity - Denver's spring 2018 Paper Fashion Show, today.


Designers create fashions from paper donated by paper mills and coordinated by Spicers Paper. These fashions are showcased at our grand runway show and voted on by a panel of judges. Category winners will be recognized with individual recognition, followed by trophies also constructed of paper.

This all-volunteer organized and ran event, helps support not only our mission to elevate Denver art and design to the national level but also non-profit Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, a local community organization that provides after-school arts programs for at-risk youth. Combining art and technology, DAVA programs emphasize innovation, problem-solving, and connection to community. While arts education can connect to careers in the arts, at DAVA they do much more. Their unique approach results in students not only gaining skills in art, but also valuable education, job, and social skills in preparation for a wide range of life aspirations.

From the beginning, The Paper Fashion Show has been a part of DAVA’s curriculum. Students ages 7 to 17 research ideas, learn to draw figures, think about design, colors and patterns to create their fashions. These students learn to problem solve and to work on a team while gaining leadership skills and real world experience by participating in a professional event. At the show, DAVA students work alongside professional designers and creators, see their fashions walk the runway and even participate as judges.

Since the Paper Fashion Show’s™ inception The One Club for Creativity - Denver has donated over $45,000 to DAVA.



Each team designs one (1) unique fashion to be presented on the runway. If your concept utilizes more than one model, you will need to sign up for additional teams. Designs may be for men or women and are not limited to dresses. An open call for models will take place in January 2018. Each design team will be invited to this event but will be able to use their own model if desired. There is no cost to the design teams for using our professional models. It is however, HIGHLY recommended to use a professional model, as the fashions are typically presented on the runway in a more professional manner to the judges and in photographs. Complimentary hair and makeup services for models are also provided on the day of the event.



Founded in 1955 as a local non-profit organization, the Art Directors Club of Denver became a chapter of The ONE Club for Creativity in July 2017. The One Club for Creativity - Denver is honored to be a part of such a prestigious global non-profit organization and would like to celebrate by presenting each fashion grouped in continents and each country that it represents.

International Haute Couture Theme: Select ONE country and ONE era




We are looking for men and women models to walk the runway on Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

When: Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. Please do not arrive late. Doors will close and be locked at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Walker Fine Art- 300 W. 11th Ave. #A, Denver, CO 80204
Age: 17+ to 55+
Wear: Fashionable attire with high heels
Bring: Your portfolio / book if you have one

**No guests allowed for models over the age of 18. Guests will have to wait outside.
**Casting is open to all agencies and independent models.
****Paper Fashion Show is non-paid for the models

You may also try out for Denver Fashion Week runway as well.



Please download the Designer Manual for design criteria, judging criteria and judging categories. You may also download the Designer Contract. Visit for any additional info or email us at for questions.

*Registration includes donated paper for one design (approximately 35 large sheets of paper) and TWO tickets to the show with backstage access. Teams can consist of multiple designers and can purchase additional tickets closer to show time. 

Video created by Hofmeister Creative



To see the paper fashion show on March 23, purchase tickets here.

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