Seamless in Seattle 2012: The Top 13 Finalists

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The judges' votes have been tallied; the contestants have been given the word; now, see if your favorite designer made the cut. 

The following 13 contestants have been invited back for the second round of judging in the 2012 Seamless in Seattle contest; from these talented designers, who will emerge on top and be featured in our runway show and in the magazine? Stay tuned. (Follow Seamless in Seattle on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.)

Congratulations to:

{Emerging Designers}

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Designer 2: 
Christine Chaney
Line: 3C: christinechaneyclothing

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Designer 3: 
Jennifer Charkow
Line: Stone Crow Designs

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Designer 5: 
Alicia Czerwiec
Line: Alicia Czerwiec Design

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Designer 6: 
Julie Danforth
Line: Julie Danforth

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Designer 7: 
Suzy Fairchild
Line: Suzy Fairchild

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Designer 9: 
Lindsay Lawrence
Line: Metemorphic Gear

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Designer 12: 
Tina Witherspoon
Line: glam.spoon: recycled style

{Student Designers}

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Designer 15: 
Sondra Elizabeth Colburn
Line: Sondra Elizabeth

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Designer 20: 
Christine Hynden
Line: OTUS and LILY, Wallflower Collection

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Designer 22: 
Krista Kelly
Line: Hoyden

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Designer 26: 
Sonia McBride
Line: Babecycle

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Designer 28: 
Erin Roby
Line: Erin Roby

 

{Bridal Designer}

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Designer 32: 
Victoria Glenn
Line: Victoria's Bridal Couture



 


Score Edgy Cotton Basics at Downtown's Do The Extraordinary

Score Edgy Cotton Basics at Downtown's Do The Extraordinary

Downtown apparel and accessories shop DTE offers a little something extra
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An in-store vault opens to reveal secret speakeasy, Blind Tiger

The newest retail outpost from fashion collaborators Justin Kercher and former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander is offering downtown shoppers the opportunity to “Do The Extraordinary.” Taking over the 6,000-square-foot space on Sixth Avenue and Olive Way that previously housed European Antiques, Do The Extraordinary (DTE) opened last fall and is a lifestyle boutique for men and women offering locally designed, handmade, ready-to-wear clothing and accessories for the fashion-forward Seattleite. The brand’s edgy cotton basics come in black, white and various shades of gray, and include muscle T-shirts and sporty sweats for men, and tunics and dresses for women.

“DTE is really about the customers and creating an experience,” Kercher says. The space combines influences of the Seattle outdoors with urban design. Blow-torched sequoia tree tables and painted antlers flank vintage couches and hand-poured cement floors. Hidden behind the cash register area, speakeasy Blind Tiger, designed by Kercher and his family, is set up for private events and intimate concerts featuring local bands and DJs. DTE’s fall lineup includes several album release parties as well as a fall/winter fashion show.

The store’s upcoming events will “take [the retail experience] to another level,” says Kercher. Downtown, 1810 Sixth Ave.; dotheextraordinary.com