On The Town: 2016 Front Row Fashion by Vogue

Posted on September 28, 2016, 3:44 pm
4 mins


On Saturday, September 24, The Front Row Fashion Runway Show presented by Vogue was a grand finale for the 11th annual Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection. It was an inspiring event for fashion lovers, and 100 percent of the ticket sales for Front Row Fashion benefited Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Vogue's Cara Crowley wearing a skirt from IDRS participant Lindsay Moen of Dollstreet.

Vogue‘s Cara Crowley wearing a skirt from IDRS participant Lindsay Moen of Dollstreet. Photo by Tiffany Bri.

Both Front Row Fashion and another event during Bellevue Fashion Week sold out, raising nearly $100,00 combined. The Posh Party Trend Show held Friday, September 23, generated $38,000 for Bellevue LifeSpring, while Front Row Fashion raised $60,000 in ticket sales for Seattle Children’s. All of this giving is made possible by The Bellevue Collection and The Kemper Freeman Family. Special guest of Children’s Hospital Molly Shen of KOMO-TV News announced that this generous show of support inspired “a special friend of Children’s” to provide a matching gift of $50,000, raising the night’s total giving to $110,000.

Front Row Fashion, the finale to Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, is the culmination of a week of high style. The runway show showcased seven categories of major trends for the new season. It was hosted by Vogue’s Market Stylist Cara Crowley, who wore a black and white polka dot mermaid skirt designed by Lindsay Moen of Dollstreet. Moen was one of the eight regional designers featured in Independent Designer Runway Show, another highlight of Bellevue Fashion Week.

Prior to the show Crowley shared with the audience the number one Vogue-inspired must-have of the season: the bomber jacket. Quite a few stylish bomber jackets were featured on the runway, along with plenty of other lush outerwear for cooler months. Seven trend categories were featured, and styled with clothing from retailers in the Bellevue Collection, including Nordstrom, Uniqlo, Zara and Ted Baker. Also featured were pieces from two designers from the Independent Designer Runway Show, Julie Danforth Designs and IDRS Winner Devonation. Audiences could easily get inspired by the sophisticated styling, which achieved glamor and unexpected combinations using pieces from many price-points.

2016 Front Row Fashion Fall Style Trends

All Aflutter

Ruffles, even on pants, flowing sleeves, and pleats give gorgeous movement. One uber-feminine piece defines the look.

Sidewalk Stunners

Street with serious style means puffy jackets over tuxedo pants or dresses, bombers, and—of course—sneakers.

One of The Guys

Borrowing masculine trends is one thing, but making them yours is another. Wear pinstripes, but in a top with ruffles, or make a jumpsuit the new suit you wear to the office.

Interior Motives

Unexpected silhouettes, opulent textures like brocade and velvet, and understated trends like block heels, leather capes and cool eyewear.

Rebel With A Cause

Studs, grommets and cherry red patent leather make street style cool looks. Leather and details make even a baseball cap next level.

Night Moves

Whether you are hitting the dance floor or the ballet, wear silk, velvet, and something fun like tuxedo-style pants. Wearing a pantsuit of magenta silk with a robe jacket might make you the belle of the ball.

Man Meets Machine

Inspired by The Costume Institute‘s Spring 2016 Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Bomber jackets and haute couture-inspired gowns and skirts get ready for party season.

See the gorgeous and inspirational fall fashions from all seven categories on the runway in photographs Tiffany Bri.








Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes covering fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.