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Cartel Noir

When we think of homegrown fashion, we typically conjure images of funky a-line skirts crafted from remnant fabric and sweet little handbags sewn with love. We do not, however, think of glamorous couture and edgy basics. Until now. Enter Cartel Noir, the Colorado-based line designed by CSU grad Gregory Garman that’s taking the runways by storm. Garman’s line, inspired by his penchant for the dark aesthetic of 1940’s post-Depression America, boasts sleek, wearable, sophisticated dresses and separates ranging from tuxedo suits, to riding leggings, to sequined mini dresses befitting any discerning fashion plate. “We create clothes for the chicest people while still keeping them approachable,” Garman attests. “We explore complicated tailoring on every single piece to complement the highest grade fabrics, trims and treatments available.” Garman’s meticulous attention to detail is paying off. Cartel Noir has attracted the attention of Barneys, Intermix and Fred Segal and is gaining a widespread following with tastemakers in Denver and across the country, supermodel Heidi Klum among them. Cartel’s pieces range from $72 for a silk-blended V-Neck Tee to $1,500 for a tailored wool/cashmere jacket with lambskin trim (that is worth every penny). We’re also enamored with the Canterville Ghost Dress ($260). The asymmetrical hemline, body conscious silhouette and cutout back is just the right amount of sexy, while still remaining refined. Cartel Noir Available in Denver at Goldyn in LoHi (shopgoldyn.com) Ring 646.807.9448 cartelnoir.com

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