Krista Marie Kelly: Best Modern Urban Wear

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The line: The Capitol Hill-based designer’s line is synonymous with tomboy chic, focused on relaxed separates that pair sand-washed silk charmeuse tops with silk/wool twill bottoms. In addition to the aesthetic appeal, the line’s renegade attitude harks to a historical moment in women’s wear. “Pants at one point were liberating,” Kelly says. “They were about being comfortable and feeling good.”

Creative spark: Combining minimalistic elegance with Bauhaus-era inspiration, Kelly creates easy-to-wear separates with edge. “I was heavily inspired by the clean lines, minimalism and color blocking of modernist art from the 1930s to the 1960s and wanted to create clothes that had the ease and simplicity of modernism, while still maintaining interest,” says the 28-year-old. “I’m also inspired by menswear silhouettes. I use a lot of collars and straight cuts while maintaining femininity through color blocking, delicate fabrications and pastels.”

Favorite fashion trend: “I really like the combination of tailored clothing and sportswear,” Kelly says. “I love that it’s comfortable yet work appropriate, it’s chic and casual. I just got a pair of tailored pants made of silk, but with an elastic waist.”

Line: Hoyden

School: Seattle Central Community College School of Apparel Design, Class of 2012

Find it: etsy.com/shop/sheshodesigns

Clothing shown (from left to right): Hoyden color-blocked sleeveless boyfriend shirtdress in silk charmeuse with stand-up collar, button-up front and rounded back hem. Kelly wears her own design, a long-sleeve relaxed V-neck blouse in sand-washed silk charmeuse with pastel color-blocked panels; pants are her own.

Eddie Bauer Releases EB Originals Collection

Eddie Bauer Releases EB Originals Collection

The retailer returns to its roots with iconic designs
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Wares from Eddie Bauer's latest collection, releasing today

Seattle-based men's and women's outerwear and apparel retailer Eddie Bauer is going back to its Northwest roots, when Eddie was a guy who ran a sporting goods store on downtown's Seneca Street in 1920. The brand has gone through some transition years, but it’s returning to the brand that outfitted the first American expedition to K2.

On Tuesday, September 27, the retailer is releasing its EB Originals Collection, a line that's inspired by EB's founder and the early, iconic designs from its nearly 100-year-old history.

The first patented down jacket, the 1936 Skyliner, is reincarnated with modern styling. Same for the 1942 Yukon--the top seller for more than 30 years--and the B-9 Parka, which originally kept U.S. airmen warm in -70 temperatures in their uninsulated bombers.

For Northwest street cred, the most striking piece is the limited-edition version of the Skyliner, that's lined with Pendleton wool in eight national park-inspired patterns from Portland's Pendleton Woolen Mills. What's more, it’s reversible, so you can wear your Rainier Pendleton Skyliner in multiple ways. Expect this limited-edition gem on October 18. $400 at eddiebauer.com.