This year marks the fourth year of the Independent Designer Runway Show at Bellevue Fashion Week and in the run up to the event on September 23 we are delving into the lives and styles of the eight local independent designers who have been chosen to showcase their creations.

First up in our IDRS15 Files series is Daniel Ressa.

Modern, edgy, and comfortable springs to mind when you think of Daniel Ressa’s work. His diverse palette of textures and cozy yet sharp silhouettes led him to win awards for Designer of the Year and Best Editorial Collection at this year’s Art Institute of Seattle fashion show. Inspired by the positive feeling people get when wearing his clothes, Ressa's work is elegant, simplistic, and soft—no easy feat when you are working with heavy textures like leather, canvas, and suede. 

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Image via Chance McLaren and Matthew Pew.

Favorite style blog?
Unhemmed Magazine

Best Instagram feed?
There are so many but one of the best I have come across is @josecabaco.

Who does your hair?
My sister... Haha

What item of clothing or accessory has been in heavy rotation this month? 
My denim jacket and all these cool pins I have been buying for it lately. And my Robert Geller bracelets.

What item of clothing or accessory would you buy right now if you could? 
I’ve been eyeing a Dries Van Noten weekender bag.

Favorite coffee shop or café? 
Macrina Bakery is one of my favorites.

Best restaurant you’ve tried lately?
Tavolàta
for sure.

Soundtrack for a Sunday afternoon? 
Lately it has been Tame Impala’s new album, Currents.

Seattleite you’d most like to meet?
Arrington De Dionyso.

Where’s your next travel destination?
New York City hopefully.

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