Who says you have to go to New York or Paris for fashion week, while here in Bellevue we have are very own chic fashion week! Last week, I attended the 8th annual Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection. Let me tell you, NYFW has nothing on us, Fashion Week in Bellevue was absolutely amazing, as always. Did you miss any of the glamorous events? This girl has got you covered!
Independent Runway Show
The kick off of Bellevue Fashion was this 2nd annual Independent Runway Show. The Bellevue Collection pre-selected eleven local diverse designers and worked with to create one stylish show. It was great to see the local designers showcase all their stylish hard work and to see their ensembles on the big runway. The local designers that showcased were:
• Benu Cashmere by Claire Kim Corban
• Harper by Corban Harper
• Erin Rody by Erin Rody
• Lastwear by Rowan Rhys
• Lia Pal by Liuba Palanciue
• Michael Cepress by Michael Cepress
• Ozen Company by Aykut Ozen
• Pacychi Guh by Paychi Karen Guh
• Sarsen by Heather Blanchard
• Trina Pierre by Trina Pierre
• Wyatt Orr by Liise Wyatt & Karly Orr.
After the show, they announced the designer Ozen Company by Aykut Ozen as the winner of the show, as the number 1 local designer who worked hard with the Bellevue Collection and created a wonderful line. The prize is a month-long display inside Bellevue Square and a $5,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Kemper Freeman Family and The Bellevue Collection. It was quite the show!
A stylish evening of fashion and beauty! That’s what Posh Party was. It was hosted by International Soccer Star Eddie Johnson and he brought some of his Sounder Friends to help model! First half was beauty tips by Stila and Smashbox Cosmetics and the other half was such FABULOUS fashion show by Macys. The different trends they had on the Macys runway was The New Look, Coat Check, Wild Ones (animal print), Suit Yourself, Print Perfect, Punk Rock Luxe, Monochromatic, and Lace Narrative. So many gorgeous looks from Macys.
During Bellevue Fashion Week Style expert, TV host and author, Lawrence Zarian and Cara Crowley from Vogue hosted and the Vogue Front Row Fashion Show, but also, came and shared what’s hot and what’s not for Fall fashion this year, Some of the tips were for for trends Rich Reds, Tall Black Boots, Statement Earrings, and Low Ponytails. Also, Knee High Boots are a must", "Bun chic, for your hair", "Rebel punk is Hot right now", "Monotone Pantsuits are the new must have", and the Fall staple is a Leather jacket or bomber jacket. They are such Fashion Inspiration.
Front Row Presented by Vogue
All the shows and parties led up to this Fashion show! Front Row Presented by Vogue was the most glamorous night of the week. Everyone was dress to the nines. This show featured all the Fall trends, and you were all from Bellevue Square. The hosts of the show were Lawrence Zarian and Cara Crowley, looking like Barbie and Ken, so stylish. The different fashion trends they had were
Layer It On: sweaters, ponchos, jackets
Rebel Moves: leather jackets, boots and fur
Parlor Proper: cashmere, silk, leopard print
It was an outstanding show by the Bellevue Collection and Vogue!
Memoir by Seven Salon
The finale of Bellevue Collection Fashion Week was Memoir by Seven Salon, a Hair show! . From big pink hair to sleek back hair, this hair show had it all. It was so neat to see hair stylist’s different creations of hairdos. Memoir by Seven Salon really was a HAIR-mazing end to Bellevue Collection Fashion Week 2013!
Like I said before, I think it’s safe to say, NYFW has nothing on Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection.
By Rebecca Klein