After the careful review of nearly 40 applicants, The Bellevue Collection panel of judges has picked 11 local designers to participate in the 2nd annual Independent Designer Runway Show as part of Bellevue Fashion Week. In partnership with Fashion Group International, the runway show is designed to feature emerging talent in the Seattle market.
Benu Cashmere by Claire Kim
Corban Harper by Corban Harper
Erin Roby by Erin Roby
Lastwear Clothing Company by Rowan Rhys
Lia Pal by Liuba Palanciuc
Michael Cepress by Michael Cepress
Ozen Company by Aykut Ozen
Paychi Guh by Paychi Karen Guh
Sarsen by Heather Ellrod
Trina Pierre by Trina Kelly
Wyatt Orr by Liise Wyatt & Karly Orr
Over the next few months, the designers will go through a process of mentorship from the panel in order to edit their collection down to the final pieces that will make their debut on the runway. One of the selected designers will receive a prize package that includes $5,000 in cash to help build their business and a special display in Bellevue Square during the month of October. Last year's winner was local designer Carole McClellan.
A big congratulations to all the designers that were picked! Stay tuned for more coverage from Seattle Boutique Blogspot of the Indie Designer Runway Show!