Mar 26, 2013

11 local designers selected to participate in Bellevue Fashion Week Runway Show

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.

Selected Designers

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!

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