The Bellevue Collection Presents
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT THE BELLEVUE COLLECTION For tickets visit bellevuecollection.com/fashionweek SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
AT T H E BEL L E V U E COL L ECT ION S e p t e m b e r 2 5 – 2 9 , 2 0 13 The Bellevue Collection is pleased to present the second annual Independent Designer Runway Show, and is committed to supporting the emerging fashion industry of the greater Puget Sound area. Eleven Northwest fashion designers have been selected for this sixmonth mentorship program and competition, which culminates in a professional, highenergy runway show as part of Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection. The winner will be announced at the end of the Independent Designer Runway Show, and will receive a prize package that includes a month-long display inside Bellevue Square and a $5,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Kemper Freeman Family and The Bellevue Collection.
SEPTEMBER 25 TH
I NDEPENDENT D ESIGNER RUNWAY S HOW SEPTEMBER 26 TH
N ORDSTROM M EN’S S HOP & GQ FALL 2013 RUNWAY S HOW SEPTEMBER 27 TH
P OSH PARTY B EAUTY & TREND S HOW SEPTEMBER 28 TH
FASHION F ORECAST WITH L AWRENCE Z ARIAN SEPTEMBER 28 TH
F RONT ROW FASHION P RESENTED BY VOGUE SEPTEMBER 29 TH
M EMOIR BY S EVEN S ALON For tickets visit bellevuecollection.com/fashionweek
Table of Contents Benu Cashmere by Claire Kim Corban Harper by Corban Harper Erin Roby by Erin Roby Lastwear by Rowan Rhys Lia Pal by Liuba Palanciuc Michael Cepress by Michael Cepress Ozen Company by Aykut Ozen Paychi Guh by Paychi Karen Guh Sarsen by Heather Blanchard Trina Pierre by Trina Pierre Wyatt Orr by Liise Wyatt & Karly Orr
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A word from Seattle Met Style Editor, Laura Cassidy Ask any up and coming fashion designer what they need most and they’ll all tell you the same thing: money. But spend a little more time with them and you’ll ﬁnd that the smart ones are also hungry for insiders’ takes on talking to buyers, modern manufacturing, runway styling, show production, and more. The brilliance of The Bellevue Collection’s Independent Designer Runway Show is that it goes further than awarding a cash prize. The panel and I meet with the IDRS designers individually and as a group on multiple occasions over a period of several months to provide mentorship, expertise, and guidance. At the end of this adventure, and after the culminating fashion show, we all know a lot about each other— and that community-building journey has lasting impact not just on the winner, but on all the contestants, and on the style and fashion scene in general.
Benu Cashmere by Claire Kim
BEAUTIFUL CONTINUITY express modern art through cashmere knitwear
COURTESY CLAIRE KIM
About Claire “Kim’s passion in this ﬁeld led her to obtain a BA in Fashion Design from Hansung University in Korea. When San Francisco became her home in 2008, she had already established herself as a knitwear designer. She completed an MA in Fashion Knitwear Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, enabling her to apply a design philosophy and reﬁne her tastes for choice colors and yarns. Having worked with all yarns imaginable in both machine and hand knitting techniques, Kim unites simplicity and technical complexity in her garments.” —Claire Kim
Corban Harper by Corban Harper
COURTESY CORBAN HARPER
About Corban “Corban Harper, named Paciﬁc Northwest’s ‘Design Wunderkind’ in a designer spotlight article by a local magazine, is an independent designer whose recent career launch after his 2012 graduation has been followed by a number of honors. He was awarded ﬁrst place in the 2012 Project Red Dress competition and participated in the annual Gilda’s Club charity fashion show that same year. Named ‘best emerging designer’ during the 2012 Metropolitan Fashion Week, Corban Harper is currently generating interest in his brand and designing demi-couture garments for private clients.” —Corban Harper
My work is inspired by pop culture, history and architecture while VIÁRMRKWMPLSYIXXIYWMRK micro elements and exquisite fabrications.
About Erin “Structured silhouettes meet graceful draping to create what Erin Roby calls a Northwest Modern look. Her line emphasizes luxury fabrics and an edited, understated design aesthetic. By striking a balance between originality and wearability, Erin offers pieces that showcase the best of Seattle—comfortable but buttoned up, wearable from day to dinner, and, most importantly, luxurious without being loud. Erin, along with her husband and business partner, Chris, lives on Bainbridge Island. Erin’s workshop and showroom are open to the public by appointment for custom orders. Visit erinroby.com to pre-order pieces from her upcoming collection.” —Erin Roby
Our goal is to create timeless investment pieces that anchor the artful and inspired in every collection.
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by Erin Roby
by Rowan Rhys
COURTESY ROWAN RHYS
About Rowan “I was born in South Wales and actually grew up living in what had been a woolen textile mill during the industrial revolution. I moved to Seattle at 19 with thoughts of becoming a professional snowboarder, but after re-evaluating that idea, I decided that pursuing a career in fashion was the natural alternative. I’ve been working in the industry since 2005. In 2007, Lastwear was founded, and in 2010 it became my full-time career. This new line for Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection is something of a departure from Lastwear’s current style and reﬂects a more personal vision for me.” —Rowan Rhys
I love designing things that inspire narratives in people, clothes that call for a story.
by Liuba Palanciuc
Have Fun Dressing Different, Always Young, Cool and Classy.
COURTESY LIUBA PALANCIUC
About Liuba “Since I was a child I loved fashion and had a dream and a vision to see my designs on a runway. Designing gives me pleasure and satisfaction. It gives me joy seeing the beauty in the designs I create. My Design Philosophy is to launch excellent quality pieces, a modern, chic unique style with classy details and elements that catch attention. A style that is practical and comfortable but elegant, luxurious and glamorous at the same time. My products give the customer a sense of sophistication and youthful appearance. My creativity has no boundaries and there is much more to come.” —Liuba Palanciuc
Michael Cepress by Michael Cepress
COURTESY MICHAEL CEPRESS
About Michael “Michael Cepress has worked professionally as a designer and educator for 10 years. An Instructor in the University of Washington’s School of Art, he has developed curriculum on multiple facets of fashion design, wearable art and the history of style and clothing. Cepress’ work has traveled internationally as part of art and fashion exhibitions in London, Athens, Luxembourg, Antwerp and Germany. His designs continue to see attention regionally and worldwide with publication in the New York Times, FiberArts magazine, Surface Design Journal, Seattle Met and multiple books on the subject of wearable art.” —Michael Cepress
The way we dress speaks volumes about who we are, where we come from, and who we want to be. I love that about fashion and try to bring real meaning, history and love to every garment I design. 9
Ozen Company by Aykut Ozen
Anything you decide to wear is a compliment to your soul; style without soul is nothing. 10
COURTESY AYKUT OZEN
About Aykut “Ozen Company is a Seattle, WA based handmade leather goods brand founded in 2009 by Aykut Ozen. Created on the promise of durability, originality and functionality, Ozen Company is inspired by 1930’s classic work wear to 1960’s and 1970’s rock n’ roll fashion. All designs are handcrafted products ranging from ready-to-wear to accessories to custom order leather jackets. Tastefully blending art deco patterns into wearable designs ﬁt for modern day men & women, each piece is made to compliment one’s individuality. Ozen Company’s quality craftsmanship and timeless designs will withstand generations to come.” —Aykut Ozen
by Paychi Karen Guh
COURTESY PAYCHI KAREN GUH
About Karen “Combining her love for knitwear design and passion for architecture and modern art, Paychi Karen Guh developed her namesake collection incorporating simple form, reﬁned texture, modern graphics, and 100% cashmere. Karen’s solid technical background comes from textile and design education in Vancouver, Philadelphia and London. She also gained extensive industry experience from years of working as a Design Director for Nordstrom. Karen’s unique, stimulating design process, which involves draping and collaging, allows her to break free from common design rules to create original silhouettes. Each Paychi Guh design caters to independent women who desire individuality, effortless style, and ultimate comfort.” —Paychi Karen Guh
Cashmere. Everyday Indulgence.
by Heather Blanchard
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COURTESY JEAN MARCUS STROLE MAKEUP: KATHERINE ST. JOHN; MODEL: HALEY STEFFEN
About Heather “Heather Blanchard began her fashion career over a decade ago in retail. She started her own line two years ago because she wasn’t ﬁnding what she wanted in the market and had ideas of making everyday staple pieces more exciting. Growing up in Seattle has helped create her dark aesthetic message, an interpretation of her alternative roots with a nod to mystery. Her garments are artfully tailored with attention to subtle details, sophistication, and craftsmanship. Her latest collection evokes a mood that merges an element of edginess and enchantment that is impossible to ignore.” —Heather Blanchard
Trina Pierre by Trina Pierre
COURTESY TRINA PIERRE
About Trina “Growing up in Washington State, graduating from Parsons and then living in Paris, New York and LA, Trina was inspired by the current trends as well as the unexpected climates and circumstances that life brings. The clothing with beautiful materials and the ability to move that she donned as an acrobat with Cirque du Soleil and as a professional ﬁgure skater inspired a need for a duality between beauty and comfort. Now, as an active mother of two, Trina understands the desire every woman has for comfortable and sophisticated clothing that allows self expression while still maintaining a high level of usability.” —Trina Pierre
My line is intended for the modern woman to be effortlessly chic from morning to night.”
by Liise Wyatt & Karly Orr
We are continually inspired by the natural beauty WYVVSYRHMRKYWMRXLI4EGMÁG Northwest.
COURTESY LIISE WYATT & KARLY ORR
About Liise and Karly “Liise Wyatt and Karly Orr are the collaborative duo behind Wyatt Orr. Originally inspired by their shared passion for the creative process and great clothes that look and feel amazing on, their focus is on wearable classics for the day to day, versatile enough to dress up or down to accommodate the varied tones of an urban lifestyle. They love to mix understated and unexpected, bold textures with subtle contrast and combine classic construction with innovative design for a clean, modern look. Their pieces are thoughtfully crafted for ﬁt and quality so they work seamlessly into any wardrobe and lifestyle.” —Liise Wyatt & Karly Orr
Come to Our Fashion Week
COM PLI M EN TA RY EV EN TS September 25-29 at The Bellevue Collection
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
ALL WEEK EVENTS
POSH PARTY LOUNGE Bellevue Square, Center Court 2:00 – 9:30 pm
MICHAEL BRUCE IMAGE CONSULTING STUDIO Bellevue Square 9/25-29
Experience mini-treatments, tips and more from Macy’s beauty brands at the “Posh Party After Lounge”. The event is for all ages and complimentary. Call 425-688-6360 to schedule an appointment.
Receive a complimentary personal style EWWIWWQIRXEPSRK[MXLWTIGM½GJEPPJEWLMSR trends that’ll work for you. Appointments are limited. Call to schedule at 425-829-7864.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
FASHION FORECAST WITH LAWRENCE ZARIAN Bellevue Square, Center Court 1:00 pm Style expert, TV host and author, Lawrence Zarian shares how to make the latest fall trends accessible to every lifestyle. Seating is complimentary and limited. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
FASHIONABLE HAPPY HOURS 9/25-29 EARLS KITCHEN & BAR Superfruit Sour, Lychee Lemonade, Dynamite Prawn and Mango Roll LUCKY STRIKE LANES/POWER PLAY Fashion Week Martini and Red Curry Glazed Ribs with Daikon and Carrot Slaw MOKSHA INDIAN CUISINE Moksha Fusion Martini, Ginger Margarita, Guavapolitan, Curried Lettuce Wraps, Indian Bruschetta, and Masala Maachli Ceviche
PEEK... CHILDREN’S FALL FASHION SHOW Bellevue Square, Center Court 1:00 pm
PALOMINO Cranberry Mojito and Curried Chickpea Fritters
The Peek... collection is about having your own personality, wearing clothes with GSR½HIRGIERHFIMRKGSQJSVXEFPI'SQI GLIGOSYXXLITIVJIGXSYX½XWJSVWGLSSP family events and all celebrations of life! Please RSVP to: email@example.com.
MINI-RUNWAY FASHION SHOWS Bellevue Square, Center Court 9/28 2 - 9:30 pm 9/29 2 - 7:00 pm
SUITE RESTAURANT/LOUNGE Belle-Bellini
Grab a complimentary seat and enjoy a minirunway show for a look at The Collection’s hotlist for fall. Shows are ten minutes long.
FASHION Discover a sumptuous array of
dining and entertainment experiences for any occasion…at The Bellevue Collection.
Treat yourself XSHS^IRWSJ½RI dining and quick serve options, then take in a movie, bowling or live music in our lounges. C AC T U S .
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LINCOLN SQUARE CINEMAS. P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO. MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S S E AFOOD RESTAU R ANT. RUTH ’ S CHRI S STEAK
STRIKE LANES/POWER PLAY. RED ROBIN. KORAL BAR & KITCHEN. DANIEL’S BROILER. HABITANT @ NORDSTROM. PADDY COYNE’S IRISH PUB. SUITE RESTAURANT/LOUNGE. THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY. PEARL BAR & DINING. PARLOR BILLIARDS & ULTRALOUNGE. EARLS KITCHEN & BAR. PAGLIACCI PIZZA. BOOM NOODLE.
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CYPRESS LOUNGE & WINE BAR. NORDSTROM GRILL . B LU E C S U S H I . MOKS HA IN DIAN CUISINE. VINTAGE LOUNGE. EQUES.
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