Runway Recap: The Art of Fashion at Bravern Fashion Week

Posted on September 18, 2018, 12:11 pm
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On Saturday, September 15, Neiman Marcus Bellevue hosted the Art of Fashion Presentation as a highlight of the first annual Fashion Week at The Bravern. The runway show featured fall and winter styles for men and women from brands including Gucci, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Libertine and Dolce & Gabbana.

Photo by Vivian Hsu Photography

Photo by Vivian Hsu Photography

The packed house sipped bubbles and bourbon and watched a runway show abundant with vibrant color, animal prints, mixed patterns and retro/modern silhouettes. rich blues, greens and wine colors, plaids and major impact prints. Textures of velvet, sequins for any time of the day and lots of leather were everywhere. Peacock-colors gave depth to the pieces, and details included sequined evil eyes and floral embroidery.

There was such elegance in the layering of hues of the same color, like a deep green leather jacket under a softer, sage-colored, long puffer. Layering also applied with animal prints on animal prints and florals with patterns.

Dramatic luxury puffer coats ruled the runway, as did the “Dad” sneaker with those major elevated soles. Western boots, strong shoulders and belt bags slung across the chest gave a nod to the 90s with a modern update. Handbags came in beautiful jewel tones in unique shapes, plus major pieces with details like fringe and graphics or the simple and classic flap-top.

White boots and lace-up booties were prevalent, as was the color yellow, giving winter dressing a pop of fresh color. Turtlenecks were layered under everything for both men and women, as are puffer coats and vests. Leopard and cheetah dresses, coats, denim and sneakers showcased the extent of one of the season’s hottest prints.


Here is the Bravern Fashion Week Fall Hit List to welcome a new season. Happy hunting!


Peacock Hues     Tech Tailoring     Performance Parkas

Leather Everything     Crystal Jewelry     Chunky Runners

Power Tailoring     Western Boots     Top-Flap Handbags

Animal Prints     Anytime Sequins     Lace-Up Boots     Wine Hues

Tartan     Utilitarian Details     Turtlenecks     Velvet and Velour 


Photos courtesy of Vivian Hsu Photography

Photo by Vivian Hsu Photography

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,, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.