The Gist: Carmen Marc Valvo is all about classic evening wear, minus fashion’s current trend direction. Featuring: From fitted, beaded shift-dresses to white and gray evening pants with sleeveless blouses or cowl neck tanks, Valvo displays a series of evening options in organza, satin, and jersey. His use of a basketweave pattern, or a combination of twisting and draping, create textural interest in many of his dresses. The “It” Factor For Denver:

Valvo’s gowns are his thing, and a white column number as well as a pistachio goddess gown are winners. Look For It Next Spring At: Andrisen Morton Women, 210 St. Paul Street, 303-321-0404; Neiman Marcus, 3030 East First Avenue, 303-329-2600; and Saks Fifth Avenue, Cherry Creek Mall, 2900 East First Avenue, 303-393-6333.