Have you ever fangirled over a drop-dead gorgeous gown at a Valentino Show, wishing you had a fancy ball to go to (or let’s be real, the funds to buy a dress like that)? Or have you run to your laptop to order a super trendy jacket you saw in Vogue, only to find out it’s not actually available in stores?
Well, The Bellevue Collection is putting an end to all that nonsense. When you see a look you love, you should be able to snag it from the runway right away. And with The Collective Runway Show on September 22, you can do just that.
The best in fall fashion will come to life in this show, which is put on by The Bellevue Collection’s premier brands. And unlike many runway shows, The Collective will be organized by store, so you know exactly where to run when the show ends.
VIP tickets for this show are $175, general admission is $125, and 100 percent of the ticket price benefits Special Olympics Washington. All guests will receive a Bellevue Collection gift card (no excuses not to buy your fav looks!) and a deluxe swag bag.
Want a sneak peek at what your closet can expect to see this fall? Here’s a look at the designers that will be dominating the catwalk on September 22.
Diane von Furstenberg. You know Diane von Furstenberg for the iconic wrap dress, signature prints, and all things bold color (it’s no wonder Carrie Bradshaw wore so many DVF dresses!). Now, the New York City empire sells handbags, sportswear, shoes, and accessories.
Eileen Fisher. While many designers change their look every year, Eileen Fisher aims to create clothes that people will wear more than a few months from now. These timeless designs are always the same shapes, fabrics, and neutral colors, and the beloved box top appears on the line again and again. Plus, Eileen Fisher emphasizes sustainability – all of the clothes are made with organic and sustainable materials.
kate spade new york. In 1993, Kate Spade set out to create the perfect handbag, and women everywhere fell in love with her fresh, modern designs; full of polka dots and bright colors. Her sleek, utilitarian shapes and colorful creations have since transformed into playful accessories and purses, clothing, jewelry, fragrance, eyewear, shoes, swimwear, home décor, and more.
Max Mara. Italian designs at reasonable prices? Yes, please! Max Mara was created with the intent of producing high-quality, clean-cut, and design-forward clothing influenced by traditional Italian style. You’ll see lots of work-ready outfits and neutral overcoats—and keep an eye out for Max Mara’s iconic double-breasted coat “101801.” It’s their best-selling product and is offered in every winter collection without modification.
Robert Graham. Don’t worry guys; there’s something at The Collective for you too! Robert Graham is a luxury men’s fashion brand known for eclectic textiles and clothing that’s full of character. You’ll see men’s sportswear, polos, premium denim, footwear, outwear, and more. Oh, and make sure to take a peek at the inside cuffs of the shirt sleeves – you’ll be sure to find a fun, bold, contrasting print.
Ted Baker London. Ted Baker brands himself as “no ordinary designer,” and trust us when we say it’s very fitting. The designer’s quirky sense of humor is prominent in his men’s and women’s clothes, boasting fun florals, bold prints, and comfortable fabrics. Get ready for patterned perfection in every outfit.
Vince. If you’re into that effortless California style that’s very, “I woke up like this,” Vince is your go-to. These collections are inspired by the brand’s Los Angeles origins and embody uncomplicated, yet refined, pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease. Expect to see easy, elegant layers, cashmere sweaters, and standout jackets.
Nordstrom. Let’s hear it for a local favorite, the Seattle-based store we all know and love: Nordstrom! What began as a shoe store at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street in 1901 has evolved into a mega department store selling luxury looks for less. You’ll find a little bit of everything here, from designer names, men’s and women’s clothing, kids, home and gifts, beauty, and more. And if the Anniversary Sale is any indicator of what we’ll see at The Collective, bold florals, chunky textures, and “prairie pretty” will dominate.
INTERMIX. Imagine if there was one go-to shop for the most sought-after styles from a mix of established and emerging designers. Enter INTERMIX. This collection of specialty boutiques only has 38 stores in North America, and each shop’s merchandise is hand-selected to reflect the style of its neighborhood. Their fall style looks like it’s all about Western chic and animal prints; full of grit, grace, and glam.