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5 Summer Events For Fashionistas

5 Summer Events For Fashionistas

We are all awaiting the next New York Fashion Week in September. But throughout the summer months, where do fashionistas flock to?

Fashion-savvy globetrotters will be traveling across the globe, hunting for the world’s next greatest looks—and parties—throughout the summer.

There are tons of fashion events throughout the summer, ripe with parties, networking and couture. Here are five must-visit events happening in New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and beyond. Even if you can’t make it to Paris Fashion Week, here are a few fashion events to mark in your calendar.

Camp at W South Beach

This is the five-star answer to camping. WSB is likely the trendiest weekend away trip in 2022. This is where you can wear your cutest summer dress, check out outdoor movie screenings, take yoga classes, and attend stylish parties with Miami’s hottest DJs. There will be jewelry-making classes with experts, vegan-friendly cookouts and deals for their spa. Samantha Radlein, the manager of the W South Beach, says it’s giving traditional summer camp activities an adult twist.

“This is a more adult camp because instead of smores, we have caviar, instead of bug juice, we have cocktails, and we have the best music and the best entertainment on the beach,” she said. “Enjoy a cookout with a celebrity chef, craft with some of the nation’s leading jewelry designers, and workout with coveted fitness gurus.” This year’s Camp at W South Beach happens June 24 to 26 (music themed), July 15 to 18 (swim themed), and August 5 to 8 (art-focused, and yes, it’s timed with Andy Warhol’s birthday, as the hotel has a Warhol collection in their lobby). Get the package here.

Miami Swim Week

Bikini addicts, beware. Miami Swim Week is back from July 14 to 21. The weekend-long event includes a schedule that boasts parties, runway shows and more. Of course there’s the Miss Bikini United States event, as well as the 41st annual Sustainable Swim Week International Miami, which offers sustainable swimwear (Nigerian model Tayo Ishola teams up with swimwear brand Eido Fashion for a party on July 16). See the full lineup here.


This bi-annual event aims to “connect fashion and culture, so you can discover trends, access opportunity, exchange ideas, and create connections,” writes PROJECT Las Vegas on their website. Their next iteration is from August 8 to 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and and will host brands that range from streetwear to sneakers. Expect to discover new, emerging brands, check out the latest beauty products, find new accessories, from belts to hats, and check out the latest activewear and denim finds, all at an affordable price. It’s a place for buyers, brands and fashion insiders, showcasing the next season’s top trends. PROJECT also has a New York chapter, too.

Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic

Opening on September 1 at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic will highlight approximately 400 pairs of shoes from the museum’s permanent collection of 4,000 shoes. It digs into the cultural meaning of shoes, while showcasing the museum’s own collection. Expect to see early shoes from the 17th century, mens’ high heels and designer footwear from Manolo Blahnik to Chanel, Christian Louboutin pumps to shoes by Alexander McQueen, Prada, Iris van Herpen, and Roger Vivier, among others. Stay tuned on the museum’s website to find out the date of the opening party.

Strands West 2022

This summer has been all about knitwear, whether it’s knit dresses or cute little crop tops, fiber arts has been at the core of this summer’s style. It makes sense then that Strands West, a fiber fashion showcase, is in full force. Highlighting brands who work in crochet and knitwear, this year’s event is hosted July 31 at the Crafted Port of Los Angeles, in San Pedro, California with the latest in fiber arts fashion. It’s where you can get “everything from everyday apparel and beachwear to fabulous accessories and couture dresses,” they write. This year’s designer showcase includes Kristen Williams, Kera Ridley, Tracie Powell and Annette Corsino, among others. Get your tickets here.

Hot tip: Keep your eyes peeled for a Gianni Versace retrospective at the Groninger Museum opening this winter. More info here.

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Greeley Mob Mixer draws interest for unique, flash mob-style networking events in Greeley

Greeley Mob Mixer draws interest for unique, flash mob-style networking events in Greeley

What began as a way for the community to support local businesses, restaurants, breweries and distilleries in Greeley has grown into a much-anticipated monthly networking event where many have formed friendships and business relationships.

The Greeley Mob Mixer, a monthly networking event, is the brainchild of Katie Gale, Ryan Roth, Beryl Durazo, Brady Hull and Emilio Vallejos. The five friends come from different backgrounds and businesses such as insurance, finance, the nonprofit sector and radio broadcasting.

“What we really wanted to do was bring the community out and have them start frequenting restaurants and other businesses that were really slow,” Gale said. “We knew they (local businesses) were having some slow times and it was hard to get business during COVID, so we wanted to help boost business.”

The group came up with the name “Greeley Mob Mixer” since the event would be like a flash mob-style gathering set for a pre-planned day at a specific location in Greeley. And with Wednesdays typically being a slower day during the week for businesses, Gale and the crew decided to host the event on Hump Day.

“So we would bring a ton of people into the business, they would get business, and all of us as business owners would be able to network, talk to each other and exchange business cards,” Gale said. “So it’s a win for us as business owners of the community and a win for the businesses that we frequent.”

The Greeley Mob Mixer is a once a month networking event that is free and open to all members of the community. (Photo credit Greeley Mob Mixer)

The group’s most recent mixer took place Wednesday at WeldWerks Brewing Co., 508 8th Ave., with nearly 100 people shuffling into the brewery to enjoy some craft beer and food from the brewery’s new restaurant, The Annex. As bartenders kept the taps flowing filling up glasses, the kitchen was busy cranking out orders of fries with lemon aioli, pork belly lettuce wraps and other delectable eats.

In addition to WeldWerks, the group has hosted events at John Galt Coffee Co., The Kress Cinema and Lounge, Stella’s Pinball Arcade and Lounge and Crabtree Brewing Company.

In the beginning, the five founders figured they might get a draw of 15-20 people to each event. But news of the mob mixer spread like wildfire, and now, events draw two to three times that amount each month.

“The ability to mob a local business is awesome, and to give a business that exposure, especially when we were coming out of COVID, and have people spend money is really something special,” Roth said. “We have developed a really loyal following.”

Former Greeley city manager Roy Otto, The Myster Collection founder Paul Noffsinger and entrepreneur Zander Marshall were just a few of the folks who attended the event.

As mobbers made their way through the door at WeldWerks, Roth was busy greeting them and encouraging attendees to toss a business card into a bucket for a chance to win prizes.

First-timers and regulars were both welcomed with open arms and enthusiasm.

There are no dues, fees or cost to attend the mixers. All the founders ask is that you support the business hosting the event by purchasing food, drinks or other items. Mobbers can attend as many, or as few, mixers as they wish, and registration is not required to attend — just show up, meet people and have a good time.

“If you can make it great, if not, there will be another one next month,” Roth said. “It’s been amazing, and it truly is the highlight of my month to see this thing we have created and see these individuals together that might not have otherwise met one another and connected.”

GREELEY, CO – APRIL 13:Attendees mix and chat during the April Greeley Mob Mixer at WeldWerks Brewing Co. in Greeley April 13, 2022. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)

The best part of attending mob mixers is that there’s no pressure to get up in front of everyone to give a 45-second elevator speech about who you are, what you do and why you are at the event.

With mixers taking place in a new location every month, mobbers get the opportunity to visit businesses and organizations they might not typically have the opportunity to go to or have even known about.

The group is also working on other ideas for mixers such as a poker walk in downtown Greeley in August.

“We just want to mix things up, socialize and have fun,” Roth added.

Mixers take place at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Locations of the mixer are posted on the group’s Facebook page at

Attendees don’t have to be business owners to attend. Staff, employees and representatives of businesses, organizations and nonprofits are also welcome to attend the monthly mob mixers. All ages are also welcome to attend.

For more information, questions or to inquire about becoming a host business for an event, email the Greeley Mob Mixer at