Local Fashion Start-Up Fuses Technology and Sportswear

Form meets function in local fashion start-up Buki

There’s no shortage of tech innovation in Seattle, but one new “start-up” is cloaked as something different: a fashion collection. Inspired by modern Japanese design, Buki brand is a sportswear line for men and women in which architectural silhouettes are paired with leading-edge fiber technology. Created by Joey Rodolfo, founder of Pacific Northwest sportswear line…

Brigitte Long

Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing on Style Influences and Must-See Spots

Ken Downing: from Seattle roots to fashion's front row

SCHOOL TIES: Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director of Neiman Marcus, admits that, while growing up in Seward Park, Seattle seemed like the last place from which to launch his career. “I felt like I was in the furthest most corner of nowhere,” he says. Now, celebrating 25 years as the face of…

Jennifer McCullum

Gary Manuel Salon to Open New Location in Pioneer Square

Historic Seattle neighborhood gains new styling outpost

After 23 years of taming tresses on the corner of Blanchard and First in Belltown, Gary Manuel Salon opens in August in its new location in Pioneer Square. Taking over the 4,378-square-foot, three-story space that formerly housed the Ibiza Dinner Club, the salon is the latest lifestyle outpost to open in the historic neighborhood, joining…

Jennifer McCullum

Sunny Day Style Essentials

With warm weather here for the summer, grab your beach bag and hit the shore in style

Good Company Wares canvas tote bag ($80) at Nube, Capitol Hill, 1527 10th Ave.; 206.402.4515; Developed by Seattle-based dermatologist Dr. Heather Rogers, Doctor Rogers Restore healing balm ($30) is free of petroleum, allergens, parabens and lanolin, and perfect for keeping chapped lips at bay. Available at Young Frankk tassel necklace ($96) and Civilianaire…

Jennifer McCullum

Seattle Social Media Stars: The Beautiful Life

Gorgeous interiors, impeccable fashion sense...get ready to feel inspired (or downright jealous)

Kate Murphy@katecph 2K An architectural designer and the marketing director for Belltown’s Suyama Peterson Deguchi, Kate Murphy has an amazing eye for design. The Capitol Hill resident’s Instagram stream reveals the beauty, symmetry and pattern in everyday scenes and objects, along with details of architectural design. Cassandra LaValle@coco.kelley 30K // @casslavalle 29K // “Coco +…

Lara Hale

Full Extension: Tariqa Waters’ Personal Art & Style

In arts and in fashion, Tariqa Waters is unapologetically herself

Hair RaisingAsk artist and Martyr Sauce gallery owner Tariqa Waters about her morning dressing routine and she’ll tell you it starts from the top. “My hair changes up everything,” she says. “When it’s in a ’fro, I like to soften things up a bit with my outfit. Go really clean-cut. But with braids, I can…

Jennifer McCullum

Filson Stays True to its Authentic Brand DNA

One of Seattle’s oldest retailers finds new life among authenticity-seeking millennials

The Filson flagship store sits near Safeco Field, at the base of an off-ramp from the tangle of elevated roadways that lead to the freeways. Most people drive past the unassuming building on Fourth Avenue South with nary a glance, let alone a clue as to the retail wonderland that lives inside—or the legacy of…

Ali Brownrigg

Tarboo for Her

The great minds behind Tarboo finally have a ladies line.

Never underestimate the power of a woman. Last year, Pun(c)tuation shop creative director Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and designer Matt Noren collaborated to create an in-house men’s line for the shop (called “Tarboo,” after the Hood Canal inlet) and, while their handmade, lumberjack-like shirts got an enthusiastic response from local dudes, their biggest fans were women clamoring…

Seattle Mag

Looking Good in Layers

Club Monaco manager Sean Frazier creates dapper, preppy appeal with Northwest-ready layering pieces.

WHY WE LOVE THE LOOK:When in doubt, put on another layer. That is style dogma according to Frazier, who layers (multiple) timeless, classic men’s silhouettes at a time to suit life in all-over-the-map Northwest temps. “I’m drawn to anything I see that has the potential to go over, under, around or with other pieces, like…

Seattle Mag