For four days, The Bellevue Collection was buzzing with fashionable men and women eager to embrace fall trends. If you missed any part of Bellevue Fashion Week, here are our highlights.
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The Dancing Twin Models that Opened Posh Party
Everybody knows that Terri Morgan, owner of TCM Models and Talent, can choreograph one heck of a fashion show. Her models aren’t just models – they bring the fun. But, no one anticipated the amazing twin male models that introduced Posh Party and Trend Show. In gold outfits and illuminated shoes and gloves, they danced out onto the runway. The crowd went wild. Bravo boys.
Devon Yan’s Rainbows and Barrettes
This year’s Independent Designer Runway Show winner Devon Yan proved himself as an immensely creative designer. His line, Devonation, takes traditional design motifs and flips them on their head with creative cuts and bright color combinations. Read our full review of the show. Can’t wait to see what you do next Devon!
All the Money that was Raised
Bellevue Fashion Week is a giant fundraiser. Posh Party Trend Show raised 38,000 to support Bellevue LifeSpring. Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue raised 110,000 for Seattle Children’s. And, 100 percent of the ticket prices to the Independent Designer Runway Show benefits the local designer program. Way to go fashionistas!
AikA’s Awesome Fur Outfit
Fashion week is about so much more than the outfits that come down the runway. It’s also about what everyone wears to the party. AikA of the fashion blog AikA’s Love Closet slayed in a belted fur dress and a massive Swarovski necklace at Front Row Fashion. Way to bring the glam girl.
Posh Party Host Monica Hart
Ok, we’re biased. Monica is a beloved columnist for 425 and for good reason. She’s smart, she’s beautiful, and she has great design ideas. But as a former KIRO reporter, she’s also got a knack for speaking in front of a crowd. Thanks for setting the tone for such a fun night, Monica. Also, you looked fabulous in the Kate Spade dress readers voted for.
Vogue’s Cara Crowley Wore a Local Skirt
Every year, Vogue experts share their knowledge on trends at the Front Row Fashion show. Based on their runway display, fall will be full of menswear for women, street style, and bomber jackets. But, it’s always nice when the folks at Vogue stop to look at what local designers are up to. Front Row Fashion’s host and Vogue’s Director of Special Events Cara Crowley did more than that. She wore a skirt by local swimwear designer Lindsay Moen of the line Dollstreet to the main event. Moen competed in the Independent Designer Runway Show.
These Dapper Dudes
The Bellevue Collection toasted to men’s fashion with a new event called Sips and Suits on Sept. 22. Patrons went from store to store tasting local wines thanks to Woodinville Wine Country. Of course shopping was included. The highlight: this crew. These menswear enthusiasts and bloggers sported their finest threads. Follow them on Instagram (from left to right): @scottparkeranderson, @anthonyujr, @antoniocdsmith, @suitedsoor, and @curtisbright