Anyone who knows me even just a little bit knows that I am a champion for small businesses. My love for fashion and my desire to help further the dreams of others drive my support of local fashion designers. That is why I love the Independent Designer Runway Show at Bellevue Fashion Week. This show features designers who are looking to break into a wider fashion market. The show that is presented each September is six months in the making from the selection of the designers to the mentoring of them by the panel of judges.
Jersey Virago by Meagan Kruz:
Poppyseed by Rebekah Adams (the eventual winner!):
Stone Crow Designs by Jennifer Charkow:
Lourdes E Eva by Nora Suarez:
Paloma Hurtado by Paloma Hurtado:
Gustavo Apiti Couture by Gustave Apiti:
The last designer to show, Chany Venturini by Maria Venturini, was also voted the fan favorite:
Congratulations to all of the designers! The show was such fun to watch. You should be very proud of your hard work. (All runway photos are my own and may not be used without express permission.)
Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!