Fall is here and with it, new looks. And nowhere can fashion lovers spot new trends more than at Fashion Week hosted by The Bellevue Collection. Traditionally, the words Fashion Week evoke images of runways in New York City and front rows teeming with A-list celebrities and a who’s who of the fashion world. But local lovers of style need not jet across the country to experience the energy and excitement of watching the latest trends strut down the runway.
Each fall, The Bellevue Collection hosts the Northwest’s premier fashion event. For five days, the best fall trends in both beauty and style are showcased at runway shows, trend shows and chic after-parties. Each event is exciting, and one show in particular features designers with roots right here in the Pacific Northwest.
The Independent Designer Runway Show, now in its third year, showcases the fall lines of 10 local designers. Planning for the IDRS begins in the spring as dozens of applicants are narrowed down to 10. Designers feature pieces that are distinctively their own. It is here where fashion and art collide, fusing styles that are unique and inspired. Designers then show their work on the runway, with one winner receiving the honor of having his or her collection displayed in Bellevue Square throughout October.
What might you expect to see this season? Watch for looks that incorporate lace in everything. You can play down its delicacy and give lace an edge by pairing it with leather outerwear or chic, slim pants. Shorter hemlines mean knee-high boots, which help strike a balance and make it easy to pull off an office-ready look. Fans of oversized garments will be thrilled to see this look sticking around. Belted coats and chunky sweaters will help keep us cozy and stylish.
As always, no matter how you wear this season’s trends, make sure they reflect you. Individuality is the key to any look and is always in style.