MAPLE LEOPARD: Fashion First: What's Hot on the Seattle Runway

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fashion First: What's Hot on the Seattle Runway


This past Friday was an exciting night at the Sodo district of Seattle. It was my first time to attend fashionFIRST.  It was an auction and fashion show to benefit for the "Inspire Youth Project", and "Cresent Moon Foundation." These are both wonderful organizations that support children and youth in the local area.  As an educator, it was thrilling to see the huge effort made on behalf of less fortunate children.

Inspire youth provides social and emotional links to At Risk Youth  and children. Crescent Moon was established by Hall of Famer Warren Moon, it enables educational pursuits for needy children who have shown a commitment to their community.   Over 100,000 dollars was raised for both of these worthy causes.


Photo: Jami Davis
Outfit: Annette Dresser

 The show was just fabulous and everything I saw on the runway was just exquisite!  Fall fashion this year has such a wide range of offerings, catering to just about every eclectic taste.  It was refreshing to see an abundance of men's fashion at this event.  Dark minimalism was the recurring theme with most of the pieces.

Photo: Jami Davis   
Outfit: Intermix

Several local boutiques were represented such as: Ragamoffyn'sCanopy Blue, and David Lawrence, and LA REE.  Other clothiers showcasing festive fall fashion were , Intermix, The Brik, Elizabeth Jane, Elizabeth Roberts and AIS.


This black and green combo on this wool coat was fantastic, perfect for fall and winter days in the northwest.




 This outfit was my absolute favorite of the night. The leather jacket with the front fur accents was so classy and chic.  The felt cap added the perfect finishing touch to the outfit. I just love this hat trend and hope its stays around awhile!



Photo: Jami Davis
Outfits: Canopy Blue

These beautiful plaid wool capes were also favorites of mine



Photo: Jami Davis

Photo: Jami Davis


   The show concluded with A twelfth man parade of pieces  presented by designers from the Art Institute of Seattle.  What a fun and whimsical collection representing our beloved Seahawks!



A highlight of the night was meeting other bloggers who are lighting up the fashion scene in the emerald city. This lovely gal blogs at Seattlesylista, she has a very successful blog and you will love her style! It was cool to find out she is in University where my daughter is also attending.

This month is where major fashion weeks are happening all over the globe. What trends this fall are resonating with you?  Well lovely people, it is time to start another week, I hope it's a great one!



18 comments:

  1. looks so fun! love that plaid cape

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  2. Looks like it was a fun event and what a great cause to support!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. HI Shannon, yes loved all the funds raised to support local kids!

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to go to a fashion show. NYC Fashion Week is at the top of my bucket list haha

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    1. HI Keating...it is on my bucket list as well as the ones in Paris and London..HA I need a FAT lottery win! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. LOVE that white sweater dress with the fringe! Looks like a fun event :)

    - Nicole
    www.violet-and-vine.com

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    1. Hi Nicole, it was a great time and that dress was a fav of mine too!

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  5. Val! LOVE the new design of your blog! I'm now wishing I went with Pinkpot, I had a not so fun experience with my designer:(. Anyway, what a fun show! I wish I would have been free that night to go! The Seahawks looks are right up my alley, and Warren Moon is the greatest so what an opportunity to support his foundation. Are we meeting up at the mall this weekend for the show?

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    1. HI Angie..thank you! I wish You would've came..I really didn't know anyone there...I did see Jenn of Hello Rigby, but she was with another friend.....Yeah those Seahawks outfits were fab! Yes I want to meet up..however I am wondering if I will even make it..they are saying the traffic is going to be an absolute bear cuz of closure of two lanes on 405 and the Chinese pres visit..uggg...I'm gonna sure try! Hope to see you!

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    1. HI Wendie..it was a lot of fun..thanks for stopping by!

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  7. What a great event! I'm so sad, I couldn't make it :(
    Btw, you look amazing! xoxo Lara

    www.pepperandstyle.com

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    1. Awe thank you Lara..I was so sad that you did not make it either....hope to see you soon!
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  8. What a wonderful way to support a good cause all through fashion. Some may say that fashion is egotistic but I disagree as it is a medium that continues to support the socially disadvantaged all over the world.

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  9. I agree totally Ana....I hope you are doing well doll! xxoxo

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  10. I come to this place every now and then. The place is really nice, the crowd is full of regulars, and the food and drink specials are pretty good! The staff at venue NYC is great and really gets to know your name. Totally worth your time on any night for good food and drink.

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