On Saturday (April 23), The Bellevue Collection put on a morning runway show at Bellevue Square. Highlighting spring trends, the show was open to the ticket-holding public and 100 percent of the proceeds went to support Eastside Baby Corner, an integral Washington-based charity that provides necessities for children such as food, clothing, beds and safety equipment.
The show covered all the hits for the season: “Pop of Citrus” (orange, lemon and lime colored everything), “Night into Day” (lingerie-loungewear meets daily wear), “Line Dance” (stripes), “Cold Shoulder” (peek-a-boo shoulder tops), “California Dreamin’” (boho and batik print naturals), “Athleisure” (just added to the dictionary). “White Shirt Redux” (the old classic gets a makeover), “Modern Medley” (print mixing madness), and “Flamenco Flourishes” (bright, colorful separates). The show began early at 9am, delivered on the breakfast treat front, and had some really cute goodie bags that included beauty samples and promos for retailers and restaurants in Bellevue.
Standouts included a Joseph Ribkoff white waffle fabric cocoon coat (so fancy!), Kate Spade’s decadent pastel stripe sequin shift (see above) and some incredible pattern mixing by Diane von Furstenberg. A major highlight was the accessories, specifically the models’ platforms; they were glam rock meets espadrille (sky high woven wedges with wild patterns), designed for a 1970s Bowie on holiday, and not a single girl fell. All pieces are available to peep at Bellevue Square in participating stores, and for full visuals, visit their lookbook.