The third annual Urban Nights outdoor fashion show benefiting Urban Peak, a Colorado-based nonprofit serving homeless youth, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, at Denver’s Mile High Station. Volunteer models will showcase the creations of many of Colorado’s most popular up-and-coming designers on a 200-foot stage—the state’s longest fashion runway. For the second consecutive year, the event will feature the designs of Mondo Guerra, the winner of Project Runway All-Stars. Inspired by the artwork of Urban Peak youth, he will design an exclusive collection of avant-garde pieces especially for the occasion.
Urban Nights 2015 will draw inspiration from the theme “#grateful,” a concept that not only recognizes the daily struggles surmounted by youth facing homelessness, but also acknowledges the generous support offered by Urban Nights attendees and patrons. Promoting the idea that all individuals have reasons for gratitude, Urban Nights urges attendees to seize the opportunity to celebrate the good in their lives.
Additionally, Urban Nights will provide a venue at which Urban Peak can confer its annual Urban Legend Award to Carrie Morgridge, vice president of the Morgridge Family Foundation. Ms. Morgridge will receive the honor in recognition of her philanthropic leadership, which, for more than 15 years, has benefited organizations such as the University of Denver, Mile High United Way, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.