Jason Wu was at Bellevue Square a few weeks ago to support the launch of Miss Wu, his diffusion (or secondary) line found exclusively at Nordstrom and on nordstrom.com. We caught up with the designer before the event and chatted about Seattle, designing dolls and the whimsy of Miss Wu.
While Seattle has some great fashion shows, both for designers and retailers, Seattle Fashion Week has fallen by the wayside. Portland, however, has two fashion weeks, FashioNXT and Portland Fashion Week. (FashioNXT was Portland Fashion Week until this year and FashioNXT's executive producer Tito Chowdhury has led the charge for years.
Zinaiz is a women’s clothing brand targeted towards (but not limited to) women between the ages of 18-30. The brand represents a spirited and creative young lady who finds joy in dressing herself up. This woman does not shy away from accentuating her body in any way, for she is proud to look the way she does, whatever size she may be. She is also a very busy woman and appreciates garments that she can dress up or dress down for any occasion. This very idea is what inspired the Zinaiz current collection.
Yellow Fish chases down retro style combined with a designer’s sense of focusing on vintage color. The line has soft curves and stable color combinations, and can create different styles with your sensibility.
Reni Ruan is an independent designer label. Its target customers are young ladies who are between ages of 16 and 23 years old and aspire to be outstanding women in the future. According to customers’ personalities, Reni Ruan provides three lines of design; they are sweet, independent and charming. At a particular age, every little girl wants to become someone’s princess or queen, and this brand will help her accomplish this little desire in her heart. Wanting to be mature but unwilling to give up innocence is Reni Ruan customers’ common characteristic.
The Tom Ordonio collection will provide a classic, modern, edgy wardrobe for fashionable women. The focus will be on clean lines with distinctive details and luxurious fabrics. The label is inspired by a modern, fashion forward woman who wants to look and feel sexy, sleek and confident. She loves fashion and looks for classic, quality pieces that will last her season after season, and she desires the edge and luxury that will elevate her everyday life at work and at home.
Tina WitherspoonLabel Name: Boho Republic
BOHO republic is a lifestyle brand that embodies casual, comfortable chic. It’s about looking your best every day, not just on special occasions. Inspired by bohemian glamour of the 1970′s, we’re taking casual elegance to a whole new level.
Label Name: SORA
I designed that one garment which can be worn a few different ways. The length of the skirt or the sleeves can be changed, so people can wear it any season. Whenever they want to wear it, the people can feel that the garment new. One garment is not only one garment anymore. People can see the a garment changes, and how it is worn wonderfully during different times, places and occasions.
The first piece from the Shaun Rhames Signature Collection "The Tie " was released in the fall of 2012. "The Tie " is a unique, two-sided, reversible necktie for both the professionally and socially fashion-conscious male or female.
The consumer is receiving high-uality silk and the best part, they’ll be receiving two ties in one and yes it’s reversible. Right now the reversible ties are available online at www.shaunrhames.com.
Sara Seumae’s journey began in early 2007 shortly after the birth of her second daughter. While she and her family had already begun making “green” changes in their diets and daily life practices; it only seemed logical to take the next step in to their closets. Not prepared to make any concessions when it came to her personal style, Seumae started to research quality, fashionable organic clothing that would stay within her family’s budget.
Label Name: MnemeMneme creates clothing out of custom designed fabrics by Rosie Casey. The prints are digitally printed on natural materials and the knits are machine knit made from fair trade alpaca yarns. The silhouettes are classic with modern detailing and fit women who are curvy as well as slender. Mneme aims to make women of all sizes feel beautiful, creative and free. The production methods used support artisans in developing countries, are animal and environmentally friendly.
In a continuation of our nautical-themed summer, check out these tote bags by Seattle-based Choke Shirt Company. Made out of durable cotton canvas, with sturdy webbed handles and a contrasting lining and adorned with three of the company's most popular designs (an anchor, a dodo bird listening to a Walkman and an elephant), these bags are just about perfect for trips to the beach, the store or anywhere, really.