In her nearly 20-year fashion career, Georgia Alexia Benjou has worked as a national buyer and merchandiser in New York City, Milan, and Paris for luxury and designer houses, including Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Chanel. In search of more creative work, she left the Big Apple in 2002 for the West Coast and decided to make the leap from merchant to editor and stylist—a job move that was unconventional at the time. As a stylist, she has worked on fashion features for Numéro Russia, Inspirato Magazine, Mint, and Modern Salon.
From classic leather belts to innovative base layers and high-impact artisanal garments and accessories, these independent designers are showcasing their talents and staying true to their unique aesthetics.
This stretch of recently opened storefronts along 44th Avenue near Tennyson boasts four independent boutiques that carry high-quality, well-priced beauty products, clothing, accessories, and home décor.
5280's fashion editor went behind-the-scenes as curator Florence Müller and the Dior Héritage team unboxed some of the haute couture gowns that will be on display at the Denver Art Museum starting November 19.
The young designer's custom-made bridal and special occasion wear, which is produced right here in the Mile High City, will be gracing the runways at both Denver Fashion Week and New York Bridal Fashion Week this fall.