Hello Fall: Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection 2018

Posted on September 07, 2018, 10:00 am
4 mins

Why do we love fall so much? For starters, the fashion events in September kick off a stylish season with a bang!

Mark your calendars and plan your looks, because Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection is scheduled for the end of this month. It’s a stellar event lineup at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, from the Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) to the trends of The Collective Runway Show. Here is the scoop:

Independent Designer Runway Show

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6pm

Seven up-and-coming fashion designers present fully realized collections in the Independent Designer Runway Show. The designer given top honors by a panel of judges receives $2,000 cash prize and an editorial feature in Seattle Met Magazine, courtesy of the Kemper Freeman Family and The Bellevue Collection. The winning designer will also have looks from their collection on display at Bellevue Square during the month of October.

During the pre-show cocktail hour, guests can meet the designers and browse their collections. It is one of the area’s most personal and creative evenings, and it always sells out. Get your ticket here.

Posh Party Trend Show

Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:30pm

An girls-night-out for the fashionable set, Posh Party highlights trends from The Bellevue Collection’s Fall 2018 Look Book, hosted by entertaining expert and event designer Monica Hart. Beyond the high-energy runway show, guests enjoy interactive beauty stations to sample the season’s hair and make-up trends, plus hors d’oeuvres and drinks. It is truly a look book come to life. Get your posse together and buy your tickets here. Ticket sales for this event benefit local nonprofit Bellevue LifeSpring.

The Collective Runway Show

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6:30 pm

The Bellevue Collection’s premier brands showcase their lux looks in a chic fashion week finale. Whether you are in the market for a new fall coat or want to see what this animal print mixing is all about, The Collective Runway Show highlights the best fashion for the season ahead. The IDRS winner makes a special appearance, to put a bow on this spectacular fashion fest. Purchase your tickets here. 100 percent of ticket sales for The Collective benefit Special Olympics Washington. 

There are also complimentary events in Bellevue Square Mall during Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection.

· Fab In Five (Sept 21-22, 11am – 4pm) – Shoppers can enjoy quick, complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups and tips from Bellevue Square beauty boutiques, all in five minutes.
· Fall Fitness Event (Sunday Sept 23, 9am, Bellevue Square Center Court) – Join a fun morning of three free fitness classes in one. Yoga, Barre and Core classes hosted by lululemon athletica, Fabletics and Athleta. Attend all three workouts and be entered to win a $200 Bellevue Collection gift card!
· Style Consultations and Style Seminars (Sept 19 – 22, Bellevue Square, Second Level) Restock your fall wardrobe and have all your style wardrobe questions answered by Michael Bruce Image Consulting style seminars.
· POP-IN Styling Sessions (Sept 20, 22-23 at participating stores) – Michael Bruce Image Consulting will also assist shoppers in store with complimentary one on one style consultations.

Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection
September 20-23, 2018
www.fashionweekbellevue.com

Images courtesy of The Bellevue Collection

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes her monthly column, Wear It Out, in which she styles looks based on the monthly theme of the magazine. Cole also covers 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.