September 2011

Seamless in Seattle Winner: Kate Burt

This local, "nerdy and flirty" designer took home "Best Everyday Wear" in our 2011 competition.

Kate Burt Line: Operation + StitchAvailable at: Velouria (Ballard) & Momo (International District)operationstitch.com The creative spark: Burt, 30, looks to bold, geometric shapes and surrealistic art to inspire her chic, wearable cotton dresses and tunics, which are thoughtfully infused with cheerful colors, pops of stripe patterns and peek-a-boo, cut-out details. “I like to focus on…

Seattle Mag

2011 Seamless in Seattle Winners

Meet the winners of our fourth annual local fashion designer challenge

Each year, Seattle magazine combs the city for emerging designers hungry to change the local fashion landscape. In this year’s fourth annual smackdown, we saw a wild array of fresh designs that go well beyond day-to-day attire, from fanciful lingerie and sweet maternity clothes to collections made for the active Seattleite—hip dance wear, sportswear and…

Kate Calamusa and Megan Phillips

Local Shopping Finds 2011: Trends

Three clothing and accessory ideas you'll want in your satchel before you head back to school this f

Oxford University (pictured above)Embrace fall’s thesis statement: The latest Oxfords mix prim and proper schoolgirl charm with bold laces and masculine-meets-feminine details for grown-up sass. Fom left to right: Bass “Reid” brown cocoa suede heel with contrasting cognac waxy milled leather panels, $79.95, available at Nordstrom downtown; By Hudson “Lita” gray and tan suede saddleback…

Seattle Mag

Designers to Watch: 2011 Edition

Two Seattle designers are reaching new heights in their careers with modern structural wear for wome

Jean Bhang-Glover (pictured above)8telier Say you knew her when: Seattle native Jean Bhang-Glover returns home to call the shots for a women’s wear line set to rival the design giants. To call the designer an up-and-comer is a bit ironic, given her 15-year history of designing for major firms on the East Coast, where she…

Seattle Mag

Locally Made Jewelry

A roundup of bold and delicate accessories fashioned by Northwest artists with crystals, recycled ma

  NATURE CALLSStatement pieces inspired by the seaClockwise from top: Oversized chiffon “Petal” earrings with brass chain detail, by Pamela Davis of Capitol Hill–based Mucho Design ($34, available at Assemble Gallery & Studio on Phinney Ridge; muchodesign.etsy.com). Laser-cut metallic gold leather collar “Bouquet” necklace on plated brass chain, by Andrea Bijou of Maple Leaf’s Bijoudally…

Kate Calamusa and Cody Ellerd Bay

Gifts: Quaint Shops and Etsy Finds

We name the gift shop of the year, and list our favorite gift ideas found at local shops and the cra

GIFT SHOP OF THE YEARCurtis Steiner’s new wonder emporium on Ballard Avenue beckons paper lovers, jewelry fiends and one-of-a-kind-gift hunters Eight months ago, it didn’t look good. Artist Curtis Steiner was closing his beloved Ballard shop, Souvenir, sporting a black funeral armband during the shop’s last week. Devoted fans mourned the loss. But luckily, the…

Kate Calamusa and Cody Ellerd Bay