This fall Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection 2020 has been reimagined with both virtual and in-person experiences. This new venue includes fashion shows, an Independent Designer Showcase, complimentary style consultations, livestream content and much more. The Fashion Forward Runway Shows will bring the fashion week experience online and display new trends available to purchase at The Bellevue Collection, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting long-time partner, Bellevue LifeSpring.
“Since fall 2006, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection has always been a celebration of creativity, diversity and individual style, and on top of that, it was a way for us to raise funds for deserving area non-profits. We all know this year looks a little different and we weren’t going to let that stop us from continuing to provide fashion inspiration and entertainment and the ability to fundraise,” said The Bellevue Collection VP of Marketing Jennifer Leavitt. “Our Fashion Forward programming is a new take on a tradition, and we hope those who typically visit us for Fashion Week join us virtually from the comfort of their homes or visit us to get a first-hand look at trends and independent designers, all for a good cause.”
Here is the lineup:
Friday, September. 25, 7 pm
A girl’s night in celebrating the latest trends in fall fashion, guests are invited to find style inspiration from the comfort of home. Tickets are available for $50 and include a virtual viewing link, $25 gift card to The Bellevue Collection and exclusive swag for the first 300 people who buy tickets. Tickets are available here.
The Collective Runway Show
Saturday, September 26, 7 pm
Inspired by fashion week runway shows around the world, The Bellevue Collection’s premier brands will showcase their luxe looks virtually. Tickets are available for $50 and include a virtual viewing link, $25 gift card to The Bellevue Collection and also includes exclusive swag for the first 300 people who buy tickets, available here.
Beyond the shows, The Bellevue Collection will also host a mix of virtual and in-person happenings, free and open to the public: the Independent Designer Showcase, Fashion Forward Live Studio, and complimentary styling.
Independent Designer Showcase
Sept. 14 – 27, Bellevue Square, First and Second Level
Seven diverse, independent designers will showcase their fall designs throughout Bellevue Square. The exhibit features designers Sophie Karen of Dawson & Deveraux, Maria Venturini of Venturini Couture, Gustave Apiti of Gustavo Apiti, Kate Mensah of Kate S. Mensah, Deyonté Weather of Deyonté Weather Collection, Erika Dalya Massaquoni of The OULA Company and Devon Yan of DEVONATION. Guests can experience the designers’ unique talents and learn more about their backgrounds in the fashion industry.
Fashion Forward Live Studio
September 21– 27, Bellevue Square, Second Level and @bellevuecollection IGTV
The Bellevue Collection invites guests backstage for a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes production of a runway show and collection from the comfort of home or during a visit to the shopping center. In addition, the Fashion Forward Live Studio will stream interviews with special guests on @bellevuecollection IGTV, allowing followers to tune-in to fall tips and tricks from the palm of their hands.
September 21 – 27, Bellevue Square
Michael Bruce Image Consulting will assist shoppers with their autumn wardrobes, providing expertise and taste. Bruce boasts more than 25 years of experience in the apparel industry, working in top fashion cities such as New York, London and Paris and styling clients from TV personalities to athletes and CEOs.
Gift with Purchase at The Bellevue Collection (Sept. 21 – 27) – Shop at any store or restaurant and receive a gift card. Spend $200 and receive a $30 Bellevue Collection gift card or spend $500 and receive a $75 gift card. Guests must bring same-day receipts to Bellevue Square Guest Services to redeem.
Fashion Week is also supporting 425 Magazine’s Women to Watch virtual event on Thursday, September 17th. Six amazing women will showcase fall trends during the livestream, and The Bellevue Collection will donate $5 per ticket to Washington Women In Need. Tickets are available for purchase here.
For more Fashion Forward programming details and to purchase tickets, visit www.bellevuecollection.com/fashionforward, or follow The Bellevue Collection on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.