‘Project Runway’ star Mondo designing collection for Urban Peaks gala

July 14, 2014

“Project Runway All-Stars” winner, celebrity designer and Denver dweller Mondo Guerra will attend and feature a fashion collection designed exclusively for Urban Nights on Aug. 1 at Mile High Station. He will join a roster of other designers and upscale boutiques for Colorado’s largest runway show.

“Having Mondo join our cast of designers is a coup for us,” said event co-chair Justin Joseph. “Mondo continues to use his cache as a celebrity designer to support local causes, and there is no more worthy of a cause than the crisis of youth homelessness in Denver. Our guests should prepare to have their minds blown by the collection he is exclusively designing for Urban Nights.”

Guerra will design an exclusive avant garde collection inspired by the artwork designed by youth facing homelessness who have sought assistance from Urban Peak. That same artwork will be auctioned off at Urban Nights.

“I am designing an exclusive collection to showcase the important work of Urban Peak and the need to help the too many kids who are sleeping on the streets of Denver every night. These kids’ artwork inspired me, and they are the reason I decided to join the Urban Nights runway,” Guerra said.

Infiniti of Denver is the event’s presenting sponsor.

Amy and Chris Smith, along with Dave Cook, have been instrumental to Urban Nights’ success from the beginning. Their commitment to the community is second to none, and their further support of Urban Nights and the youth of Urban Peak exemplifies the generosity of the Infiniti of Denver team,” said Jeff Joseph, co-chair of Urban Nights 2014.

The 200-foot runway is Colorado’s longest, and this year will feature stunning fashions from the following designers and boutiques:

Mondo Guerra www.mondoguerra.com

50 Dresses www.50dresses.com

Andreas Tsagas www.atsagasfursandleather.com

/Baskit/ www.baskitwear.com

Gabriela Martinez www.denverclothingdesign.com

Goldyn www.shopgoldyn.com

Infatué www.infatueclothing.com

Infernal Contraptions by Karen Holloway https://www.etsy.com/shop/InfernalContraptions

Multiblazer www.multiblazer.com

Pure Addiction www.shoppureaddiction.com

Pink’s, Straight From L.A. www.pinksdenver.com

Soigneé Elegant Attire www.soigneeattire.com

Steadbrook www.steadbrook.com

“This year’s fashion presentation will showcase an exciting group of local fashion designers and high-end boutiques,” said Dahlia Weinstein, Urban Nights fashion show producer. “Segments featuring one-of-a-kind designs and international designer labels offer something for everyone attending this cutting-edge fashion show.”

Tickets on sale at www.urbannightsdenver.org and all proceeds will go to Urban Peak.

More than 900 young people sleep on the streets of Denver on any given night, and last year, Urban Nights raised more than $150,000 to help fight this epidemic.

Chuck Morris, President of AEG Live Rocky Mountains, will be the recipient of this year’s Urban Legend Award. When he’s not busy promoting Denver’s next must-see event, Morris is known for his philanthropic work supporting worthwhile charities including the Denver Health Foundation.

In addition to the silent auction that will feature artwork from Urban Peak youth, the night will conclude with a performance by “Glee” star Charice.

The VIP party and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. and doors open for general admission at 7 p.m. The program and fashion show kick off at 8 p.m. and will be followed by Charice’s performance and an after party beginning at 11 p.m. 

(MondoGuerra.com photo)

(MondoGuerra.com photo)


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