Shopping: Italian fashion coming to The Bravern

The countdown to the grand opening of The Shops at the Bravern is now measured in weeks, instead of months and previews of luxury fashion have begun. Looks from Tory Burch were spotted on roving models all over the city (I spotted a fabulously-clad group at the Fremont Troll on Sunday), with more “mobile” fashion shows to come in the next couple of weeks.

On Friday, August 21st, Italian design house Salvatore Ferragamo, which will open in September at The Bravern, gave guests at the Bellevue home of Tammy and Monte Hong a special sneak peek of their fall line during an elegant cocktail party. Vivid use of deep reds and violets were prominent and please-touch-me texture, with leather, fur and velvet. Guests (myself included) were wowed by a women’s deep burgundy fur embossed, thigh-length coat and tailored brown velvet jacket and vest for men, as well as the large selection of always-fabulous Ferragamo hand bags and platform heels.

Ferragamo opens its doors September 12th, but sate your curiosity until then with this fall runway show.

For photos from this event, check out our Party Pics gallery here.