Duane’s approach to clothing combines smart styling with a touch of an adventurous attitude. The diversity of a woman’s body is the focus of his designs with the allure of feminine grace. Duane has since evolved his unique style to help you rediscover your power and create a new beginning out of the ashes.
In The Press
Featured on runways during NYFW, Denver Fashion Week, Baltimore Fashion Week, San Diego Fashion Fest, Kansas City Fashion Week, Omaha Fashion Week, Phoenix Fashion Week, and El Paso. Duane has shown nationwide since beginning his journey.
He has been published in Vogue, Beauty Underground, Shuba, Estetica, Westword, and Pump Magazines as well as local Denver Magazines. Duane’s was featured as part of a Facebook campaign celebrating veterans with over 6 million views. He has been a speaker for TEDx Milehigh and has featured stories on Forbes Podcast, NPR, local and national news, Kansas City Live, The Daily Blast Live, and Reality TV Broadway Bound. Recently his collaboration with Bank of America earned the Telly Silver Award for their commercial highlighting veterans.
“I found my peace in the creative process of fashion.”
How Did It All Begin?
That’s a long answer. My journey into fashion began was a way to fend off the darkness of PTSD. Somewhere along the way, I found my peace. Now, I work to spread that as far as I can.
I’ve always been an artist. And I had a love of fashion brewing just below the surface. So, I combined them and decided to teach myself to sew. My wife said, “When are you going to do that?” Well, I held up my new machine, and replied, “Right Now!” I sat down at a T.V. Tray and made a purse. It was upside down and didn’t work. But, that was the beginning. The rest..well we’re still writing that history.