Seattle Fashion Week Ready to Wear Day 2

13 Jun

Last night was Seattle Fashion Week Ready’s to Wear Day 2. 8 clothing lines made their debut, all with their own unique styles. Many different fabrics, patterns and colors were shown from all, making this a show for every fashionista.

Beyond Threads was the first to debut and this line was definitely a perfect way to open the night. This designer is inspired by her homeland Peru, where her fabric is crafted. The fabric is lightweight with a quality feel, made from the finest alpaca, pima cotton, and other natural fibers. Her line really shows us what it means to be crafted with the highest quality and sophistication. Her clothing is perfect for work and will keep you warm during the winter months.

Photo by Identity Crisis Studio, MariRick Photography and John Martinotti Photography.

Photo by Identity Crisis Studio, MariRick Photography and John Martinotti Photography.

11 Degrees South is a line exclusively of scarves. This designer was inspired by the Indonesian culture, using the fabric “Batik”, which is considered formal wear.  A versatile wear, she shows us the different ways one can wear a scarf. We saw them worn as several different tops, a skirt and the many ways of draping it as a scarf. All were elegant and distinct with their patterns and styles. These scarves were quite gorgeous, making them a perfect addition to any outfit.

Photo by Identity Crisis Studio, MariRick Photography and John Martinotti Photography.

Photo by Identity Crisis Studio, MariRick Photography and John Martinotti Photography.

Thoki Tafeni is an award-winning fashion designer and has won the Cape Town Fashion Week Fastrack competition in South African. We are so lucky that she brings her style to Seattle. She shows us how versatile black and white can be. The collection is simplicity at it’s best with styles both sexy and stylish. Her style is known for being feminine yet powerful, new and yet classic. I really enjoyed her collection and would love nothing more but to purchase one of her outfits for a date night out.

Photo by Identity Crisis Studio, MariRick Photography, and John Martinotti Photography.

Photo by Identity Crisis Studio, MariRick Photography, and John Martinotti Photography.

Both Joshua Chirstensen and Michelle Lesniak have appeared on Project Runway. Michelle has impressed the judges with her self-taught designs and her love for art. She uses darker shades of red in a lot of her designs, to create flown sheer fabric, which can be worn casually or for a night out on the town. Joshua provides amazing designs for both men and women. He shows us a line which includes casual wear and swimwear. Both have some floral patterns as well as blue, black and white colors. If you are looking for some great casual wear for the beach, look no further.

Ravishing Marketplace and Poppy & Bloom were also some great collections seen last night. Ravishing is influenced from various places in India, giving us quality with culture. Loved it! Poppy and Bloom brings us wear for sizes 14-24W and many flattering pieces were shown. Various lace and prints make this clothing line perfect for a Sunday brunch.
I really enjoyed this show and look forward to tonight’s finale of custom designs. If the show isn’t already sold out, get yours here.

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