On Saturday night the limelight in Downtown Bellevue was on Vogue and The Bellevue Collection at Bellevue Fashion Week 2009. The sold-out, much anticipated Front Row Fashion Show was enjoyed in one of the ballrooms within the new Hyatt expansion, and raised over $40,000 for the Bellevue Boys & Girls club.
Styles featured in the show were hand picked from Bellevue Square retail stores. Many of the runway shows during the week had the same local models, but Vogue’s Front Row Fashion had models flown up from L.A.
The show featured styles of Biker Chic, Top Coats, Ladylike Sophistication, Eighties Redux, and Evening Glam.
Fashions featured on the models seemed to be styled better than those in the other fashion shows previously held during the week. Having said this, the outfits were relatively tame and practical. In any fashion show, the expectations are to push the limit. Vogue, with their big name and fashion forward reputation, left opportunity on the table by playing it safe.
Hopefully Vogue will continue to partner with The Bellevue Collection in years to come for this event. It was great to see the show sold to full to capacity and with so much excitement and anticipation surrounding it.
After the show attendees were encouraged to head over to Bellevue Square where there were desserts and drinks available during VIP Shopping Night at The Bellevue Collection.