Last week marked the official 175th anniversary of Tiffany & Co., a landmark the iconic American company has marked by resetting the 128.54-carat, 135 year-old Tiffany yellow diamond in a platinum setting with 481 white diamonds totaling over 120 carats — just a little bauble.
With celebrity clients like Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Garner, Rachel Roy has established herself as the thinking woman’s clothing designer. Her collections are savvy, smart, wearable and touch on sexy rather than scream it. Perhaps best known for her apparel, Roy also does shoes. She’ll be at the Downtown Nordstrom store on Thursday, September 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to promote her Fall 2012 collections.
It’s the era of the high/low collaboration in fashion (Neiman Marcus and Target’s upcoming Holiday collection being the ultimate in incongruity) and Nordstrom has entered the fray this week as Topshop, one of Britain’s most beloved trendy high street retailers, set up shop in 14 of their stores throughout the country and online.
Seattle magazine's 2nd annual Seamless in Seattle fashion show was proof that Seattle has style! The five Seamless in Seattle award-winning designers presented their chic, sophisticated and totally wearable collections to 350 guests, picturesquely set underneath the glowing cars at the Seattle Art Museum.
We check labels at Nordstrom and covet the first lady’s Jason Wu wear—the pop culture profile of the fashion designer continues to rise. Case in point: For our fifth annual fashion design contest, a record number of 32 hopefuls submitted their designs for a chance to elevate their rising star. After two rounds of judging in which contestants revealed such creations as a dramatic parachute dress and messenger bags crafted from old truck tarps, a septuplet of women rose to the top.
Thirty-two local emerging designers submitted their portfolios this summer to be considered for our annual fashion designer competition.
After several intensive rounds of judging and deliberation, five winners (and two runners-up) have emerged (read all about them here).
Mark your fashion datebook, people: On August 29th the five winning designers from our 2012 Seamless in Seattle competition will hit the runway for our second annual Seamless in Seattle Fashion Show.
Here are our lucky winners and their designs (you’ll just have to wait until show time to find out who takes home the awards for the Best Emerging and Best Student Designer):
Philosophy: Rachel Kim doesn’t believe in business casual. The 26-year-old Bellevue retailer, who retooled her fashion blog Vue Society (vuesociety.com) into a high-end online shop in 2011, takes designer office wear—clean black blazers, Marc Jacobs power heels and Fendi bags—to the edge of urban sass with chunky “Avatar-esque” necklaces, fur stoles and cut-out shirts. “I like a clean, minimalistic look,” she says, “but my accessories are then almost gaudy to spice it up.”
Yesterday was a tense day in the office; one hopeful designer after another nervously hauled his/her original designs up to our SoDo offices and presented them before a panel of judges, who sat patiently in our conference room for almost 9 hours, listening to each presentation and then deliberating over their evaluations.
Keep an eye on local newsstands. A lovely lady framed in sagey green is waiting for you on the cover of the latest issue of Seattle Bride. Packed with inspiration for all aspects of the epic adventure that is planning a wedding: from fashion to favors to transportation, this issue is a stunning example of Seattle's knack for hosting personal, creative and fun weddings. Here's a sneak peek at some of what's inside the new issue:
The judges' votes have been tallied; the contestants have been given the word; now, see if your favorite designer made the cut.
The following 13 contestants have been invited back for the second round of judging in the 2012 Seamless in Seattle contest; from these talented designers, who will emerge on top and be featured in our runway show and in the magazine? Stay tuned. (Follow Seamless in Seattle on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.)