Brandi Shigley is an award-winning designer, entrepreneur, emcee, speaker, a dreamer and a doer.
She is the Founder and CEO of Fashion Denver where she created a platform for the Denver fashion industry in 1999. Brandi launched her career as an international designer over 20 years ago, receiving accolades for her handbags which quickly became popular at boutiques in Paris, LA, NYC, and Denver.
As she gained notoriety for her craft, Brandi's handbags were selected by the Paris Opera as gifts for performers and donors. Brandi has been an Emcee at numerous fashion shows including, co-hosting designer runway shows with Project Runway's Mondo Guerra.
Recognized as an expert, Brandi’s awards include, “Top Up and Comers of the Year” by 5280 Denver Magazine, “Top 40 Under 40 Business” by the Denver Business Journal, “Best Local Purse Designer” & “Mastermind Award”, by Westword Magazine for her efforts on behalf of the independent arts and design community, “Best of Designers” by San Diego Magazine, and as a Featured Designer by 303 Magazine.
Brandi believes each of us can make a positive impact in local communities and around the world. Combining her love of fashion with her passion for philanthropy, Brandi has coordinated annual clothing drives for shelters and Headshots for Charity for Warren Village. Brandi has partnered with nonprofits as an Emcee for the Colorado AIDS project, and The Colorado Burn Center, Brandi served as Commissioner (term 2010-2012) for the City of Denver's Women's Commission formed to promote the social, economic and political quality of life for women. She currently serves on the board of The Lion Project, and gives back to her birth country of the Philippians through the Clean Water Project and supporting the orphanage she was adopted from through The Foundlings.
Brandi has been featured in ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN Money, WB, Huffington Post, Lucky Magazine, Medium, Denver Post, Westword, 303 Magazine, 5280, HerLife, iHeartRadio, Nikon's “I Am Your Creative Touch” campaign and she is a TEDx Speaker.
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