Vanguard Seattle http://vanguardseattle.com Total arts, fashion and culture coverage for Seattle Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:12:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://vanguardseattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Vanguard-Fav-Icon-B-32x32.png Vanguard Seattle http://vanguardseattle.com 32 32 Runway Recap: The Art of Fashion at Bravern Fashion Week http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/09/18/runway-recap-art-fashion-bravern-fashion-week/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:11:39 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77803 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. 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... Read more »

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Hello Fall: Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection 2018 http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/09/07/hello-fall-fashion-week-bellevue-collection-2018/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:00:09 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77784 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... Read more »

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Global Beauty: Pop Up K-Ba-Nana Arrives at University Village http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/08/24/global-beauty-pop-k-ba-nana-arrives-university-village/ Fri, 24 Aug 2018 22:53:07 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77775 Korean beauty fans rejoice! K Ba-Nana will open a Korean Beauty Pop-Up at University Village on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in the former Apple store location. Industry insiders and consumers alike are obsessed with Korean beauty and with good reason. These innovative global products have created a cult following by using the latest technology to make them at the forefront of the beauty world. With coveted brands filling the shelves, the K Ba-Nana Pop Up will carry the latest K-beauty skincare and accessories. The assortment of products will feature K-beauty favorites such as sheet masks, nail polish, cosmetics, and skincare essentials. In addition to beauty, K Ba-Nana will also carry a curated mix of accessories including socks, hairpins, jewelry, and gifts. Featured brands include TPSY, Too Cool for School, Huxley, IPKN, Moart, and A’Pieu. “I’ve always loved everything about Korean trends, especially all the fun, cute, beauty products,” explains founder Liz Kang Yates, “I’m excited about sharing a mix of Korean brands, some of which are being sold in the U.S. for the very first time, in a colorful and innovative environment.” The store interior will feature bright colors, hand-painted murals, and custom fixtures designed by local artists and builders to highlight the... Read more »

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McQueen: Fashion Meets Film on September 8 http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/08/23/mcqueen-fashion-meets-film-september-8/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:21:52 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77759 Pacific Place and Seattle Magazine kick off September with a fashion meets film event on Saturday, September 8, featuring a special showing of the MCQUEEN, the acclaimed 2018 documentary celebrating the late designer Alexander McQueen. The designer, who died of suicide in 2010, was a genius who pushed boundaries and whose immense influence on the world of fashion continues to this day. Through exclusive interviews with the designer’s friends and family, recovered personal archives, and artistic visuals and sounds, the documentary explores the mind of McQueen in an elegant tribute to the man and his immense talent. Doors open at 10 am, where guests can enjoy breakfast bites, mimosas, a photo booth, swag and other fashionable fun. At 11 am guest will then head to Pacific Place 11 for a fall trend presentation, then it’s movie time. MCQUEEN: Fashion Meets Film Event, Saturday, September 8, 10 am to 2 pm Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101 Purchase tickets in advance here. 100% of ticket sales will benefit Forefront Suicide Prevention. Featured image by Artist Jessica Durrant via Pacific Place

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MOHAI Fashion Lecture: Seattle Fashion In Boom Times http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/08/23/mohai-fashion-lecture-seattle-fashion-boom-times/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:19:37 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77767 MOHAI Seattle continues its Fashion Lecture series with “Seattle Fashion In Boom Times”, which will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 7-8:30 pm. The series, The Klondike Gold Rush reshaped Seattle, including its fledgling clothing and retail industry. Today, Seattle is booming again. How is the tech industry changing and influencing fashion—and what parallels might there be in the city’s past? Explore this tale of two Gold Rushes with MOHAI’s Clothing and Textile Specialist, Clara Berg. Member Happy Hour Wednesday, September 12, 6—8:30 pm Free for MOHAI members. Not a member? Join today! MOHAI members planning to attend MOHAI Fashion Lecture: Seattle Fashion in Boom Times are invited to a member-only pre-lecture Happy Hour with refreshments and light hors d’ouevres.

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Extravaganza: Fashion Week at The Bravern http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/08/20/extravaganza-fashion-week-bravern/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:03:26 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77752 The Shops at The Bravern have announced the launch of their first annual luxury fashion event, Fashion Week at The Bravern, which will take place September 14-16, 2018. . During Fashion Week, The Shops at The Bravern will host a series of interactive programs over the course of the weekend including special in-store experiences from retailers and five signature events, including an opening party, a fashion panel event and a runway show. The winners of the Art Competition held this summer by The Bravern, Jena Gerry and Cherry Xu, will receive their award at the Opening Party on Friday evening. The winners of the competition will have their artwork featured during Fashion Week and on a signature tote that will be a gift to VIP guests. “Fashion Week represents a culmination of the type of experience we strive to create for our patrons,” said Matthew Klutznick, General Manager of The Bravern. “We are looking forward not only to highlighting fashion and art, but also The Shops at The Bravern’s continued commitment to providing exclusive retail and entertainment experiences.” Fashion Week at The Bravern The Opening Party, Friday, September 14, 7-8:30 pm VIP, 8-8:30 pm public terrace access A fashion meets art celebration,... Read more »

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