Metropolitan Fashion Week: Seattle Farewell Show

Metropolitan Fashion Week: Seattle Farewell Show

Photos by Vivian Hsu

An exotic, unique show in Seattle, Metropolitan Fashion Week not only showcased local designers but brought in artists from other states and around the world. Gene Juarez Salons & Spas paired all the make-up and hair to match the essence of the designer’s collection. Eduardo Khawarm had a vision to combine fashion and costume designers in one show at various iconic venues that are memorable and elite. His shows have taken place in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Vegas but this will be his last here in the Emerald City. Below are the highlights of the thrilling evening.

Marilyn Monroe Hand Painted Dress

Marilyn Monroe Handpainted Dress

The drawing of the well-known iconic movie star, Marilyn Monroe, intrigued the audience. As the model twirled in the canvas gown you could admire the classic black and white colors used to paint the image of old Hollywood glamour. Anahit Etemadi, the artist behind this creation, participated in Metropolitan Fashion Week’s Canvas Lab.

Nicaragua Designer’s First U.S. Fashion Show

When the DJ started the segment with salsa music by Celia Cruz , there was no doubt in my mind there was going to be a colorful and tropical exhibition. There were featherhead pieces, ancient civilization inspired hardware, and metallic accents that brought such energy and excitement to the show. At the end, the young designer walked down the runway with his vibrant garments.

Designer for Lady Gaga

Perry Meek Lady Gaga

Although designer Perry Meek could not attend the show, he shipped his one-of-a-kind art for us to enjoy. His collection is so Lady Gaga, with a mix of metal plates and flowy skirts, costume-like designs that ignite curiosity, and extremely big jewelry. There was nothing ordinary about the creative and elaborate pieces.

Adicora Swimwear + Jewelry by Cintili

Bikinis made for a pool party with a drink in hand, ADICORA swimwear is definitely South American inspired with designs you can’t help but love. They are colorful, chic, and very sexy. The detailing was all the rage, as the model walked down the runway, you could appreciate the front, then when she turned, there were unexpected fringe, and crisscrossing in the back. The swimsuits were very fun and playful for the summer sun and paired with Mexican-inspired beaded jewelry by Cintili.

Local Designer: Julie Danforth

julie danforth

Every piece was elegant, classic, and perfect for eveningwear. Julie Danforth used classic styles with silk, taffeta, and sequins but added subtle detailing such as slits, a print here and there, and deep sexy v-cuts. The gown of the night was the closing piece, which was as blue as the ocean and very fairytale inspired.

Gowns by Movie Costume Designer

Rita Mezrahi the designer of Claire’s Collection

High necklines, long sleeve lace styles, and babydoll cuts were just a few of the styles in this more conservative gown collection. Colors were soft pastels in airy fabrics. Rita Mezrahi the designer of Claire’s Collection, had made custom-made dress for Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries and for Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality.

Menswear by Suitsupply

Menswear by Suitsuppy

Sharp looking men in tailored suits that fit to perfection, need I say more? Their first line-up was much more interesting with suede loafers, pin stripes, and a mix of textures. The final selections of evening suits were strictly tuxedos and bowties, very James Bond.

Purple Rain a Tribute to Prince

In memory of Prince, DJ Spin Bonilla played Purple Rain as models, designers, and the presenters walked down the concrete steps of the Seattle Art Museum holding a purple umbrella.  It was a beautiful moment watching the audience sing along as they remembered the innovative yet mysterious artist. 

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