Fashion and Fundraising: Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection Returns Oct. 7-8
September 26, 2022 - by Sandy Vo
Category Heart of Bellevue
Fashion and Fundraising:
Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection Returns Oct. 7-8
What started as a small event 17 years ago held in an unleased space at Lincoln Square South has become the most highly anticipated fashion event in the Pacific Northwest. The iconic Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection returns October 7-8 with chic style workshops, and high-energy runway shows, all for a worthy cause – tickets are on sale now.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen The Bellevue Collection give back. For the past 16 years, they’ve donated over $1 million to local nonprofits in the area, and 2022 is no different. This year’s beneficiaries include Dress For Success, Treehouse, and Bellevue Lifespring.
“This event, like our other ticketed events, donates 100% of the ticket price to our beneficiaries courtesy of the Kemper Freeman Family,” Jennifer Leavitt, VP of marketing for The Bellevue Collection, “Supporting the community both locally and regionally is a core belief of the family and the Kemper Development Company.”
While community support has stayed constant over the years, Fashion Week’s featured style continues to evolve with the times. They plan to set the stage with the best fall fashion looks and all the inspiration for this season’s styles. According to Terri Morgan, show producer of TCM Models and Talents, attendees can expect to see trends that consist of bold, bright colors, black from head to toe, feminine lingerie-inspired shapes, menswear-inspired suiting, or tuxedos, and much more.
“Designers have finally started listening to women’s voices the past few years that they want to have the comfort to some extent in their wardrobe,” Morgan said. “It doesn’t mean leisure wear from head to toe. It means finding simple basics that are layered with newer trends. For example, the white tank top under an oversized suit says, ‘I’m not trying too hard, but I care to look great’.”
Attendees can also expect new event activations like a 360 photo experience booth. According to Levitt, this year’s theme is a reflection and loving what you see in the mirror.
“At The Bellevue Collection, we believe fashion should be an inspirational reflection of individual style,” said VP of Marketing for The Bellevue Collection, Jennifer Leavitt. “We hope that through our workshops and events, guests feel empowered to embrace their unique selves and develop their own one-of-kind look.”
Don’t miss beauty and style workshops and interactive experiences throughout September leading up to these two iconic runway shows. Tickets are now available and expected to sell fast; tickets may be purchased at fashionweekbellevue.com. Here’s a self-guided event list for this year’s Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection:
Posh Party Trend Show
Friday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Bellevue
An evening of must-have runway trends and a night out to celebrate all the best in fall fashion and beauty for 2022! Watch The Bellevue Collection’s Fall Look Book come alive on the runway and try beauty touch-ups, fun photo booths, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and desserts. The night includes a fashionable gift and a $20 Bellevue Collection promo card. Premier tickets are $125, and General Admission tickets are $100, with 100% of ticket sales benefiting Treehouse.
The Collective Runway Show
Saturday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Inspired by Fashion Week runway shows around the world, see the latest looks presented with a PNW twist at The Collective Runway Show. Watch premier brands showcasing their fall looks on the runway. Dress up and raise a glass for a stylish night. Be treated to hors d’oeuvres and desserts and leave with a premium gift and a Bellevue Collection promo card. Premier tickets are $175 (include a $50 promo card), and General Admission tickets are $125 (include a $25 promo card) with 100% of ticket sales benefitting Dress For Success Seattle.
Beyond The Shows:
What She Said Partnership with W Bellevue
Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 pm | W Bellevue
Join W Bellevue in partnership with The Bellevue Collection on Thursday, October 13, for a special What She Said event spotlighting local women in fashion. The evening will include signature cocktails, an intimate panel discussion, a curated shopping marketplace featuring women-owned brands, music by DJ Mixxtress, and immersive photo opportunities.
Tickets are $65, and a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit the Ada Developers Academy. This local non-profit provides no-cost coding classes to women and gender-expansive adults. Ticket price includes access to the panel discussion, networking, one complimentary drink, and a special What She Said swag bag.
Gift with Purchase
All through October
Spend $500, Receive a $50 Bellevue Collection Promotion Gift Card to Shop and Share, raising funds for Bellevue LifeSpring. Spend $500 at any Bellevue Collection store or restaurant and receive a $50 Bellevue Collection Promotion Card when you bring your same-day receipts to Guest Services in Bellevue Square Center Court. (See BellevueCollection.com for rules and restrictions). When you receive your Gift with Purchase Promotion Card, The Bellevue Collection will donate $5 to Bellevue LifeSpring up to $10,000 in a maximum donation.
Bellevue Square Fashion Activations
Head over to the Bellevue Square Center Court and take part in the large interactive screen where guests can walk up to it and “see themselves” on a TBC Fashion Week stage and snap their own picture. In addition, trends will be displayed in our fashion frames to inspire ideas before and after the shows.
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