Move over Versace and Tommy Hilfiger, there are 7 new local designers ready to take your place. Last night, I attended the 6th annual Independent Designer Runway Show of Fashion week at the Bellevue Collection. How it work is, They take 7 local, up- incoming designers and a panel mentors them. They compete for a $5000 cash prize and featured segment on Seattle Refined, all courtesy of the Kemper Freeman Family and The Bellevue Collection. Just like Project Runway, but Seattle version.
The designers they showcased were:
Gustavo Apiti Couture by Gustavo Apiti
Stone Crow Designs by Jennifer Charkow
Jersey Virago by Meagan Kruz
Chany Venturini by Maria Venturini
LOURDES é EVA by Nora Suárez
Paloma Hurtado by Paloma Hurtado
Poppyseed by Rebekah Adams ( THE WINNER)
ll the designers collections were all so unique and chic. I loved it! Be sure to check out the designers website and shop their amazing lines!