How kernels of corn inspire haute couture and others stories of inclusion with the founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado

December 6, 2022
Some of the dresses Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, designed and created with kernels of corn and handmade flowers here in his Commerce City home. Oct. 4, 2022.Some of the dresses Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, designed and created with kernels of corn and handmade flowers here in his Commerce City home. Oct. 4, 2022.Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Some of the dresses Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, designed and created with kernels of corn and handmade flowers here in his Commerce City home. Oct. 4, 2022.

It's been a busy year for Norberto Mojardin. He's the creator of Latin Fashion Week Colorado and responsible for creating one of the largest Dias de los Muertos displays in the nation in metro Denver. He's a hair stylist and a visual artist. He streams a cooking show! And by the way... he's also a brand new father. Chandra Thomas Whitfield caught up with Beto, as he's known, at his home in Commerce City, which also serves as his design studio, to learn about what inspires him and his message of inclusion.

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Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, designer and founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, in his Commerce City home. Oct. 4, 2022.
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One of the dresses Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, designed and created with dyed kernels of corn here in his Commerce City home. Oct. 4, 2022.
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Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, designer and founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, and a painting he made of his grandmother. Oct. 4, 2022.
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The Reconocimiento Ohtli awarded to Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, designer and founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, by the Mexican federal government. Oct. 4, 2022.
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One of the dresses Norberto “Beto” Mojardin, founder of Latin Fashion Week Colorado, designed and created here in his Commerce City home. Oct. 4, 2022.