2011 Seamless in Seattle Winners
Meet the winners of our fourth annual local fashion designer challenge
By Kate Calamusa and Megan Phillips
August 9, 2011
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 bike wear.
From a pool of 28 designers, a septuplet of talented women emerged victorious. From Japanese-streetwear-inspired fashion to innovative men’s suits (made from Gore-Tex!), these burgeoning clothiers combine form, function and all-out fun for high-fashion attire that stays true to its distinctive Northwest roots.
Click the names of each designer below to learn more about their work (and sneak a peek at the pieces that earned them their respective prizes!)
Kate Burt (Best Everyday Wear)
Emily Riordan-Roache (Best Northwest-Inspired)
Malia Peoples (Most Playful Attire)
Banchong Douangphrachanh (Most Innovative Menswear)
Kathy Sabin-mensah (Best Evening Wear)
Angela Allen (Best Reinterpretation of the “Little Black Dress”)
Bri Seeley (Best Coat)