The Independent Designer Runway Show launched Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection in stylish form. Eight local designers presented their collections to a sold-out show of fashion enthusiasts. A panel of fashion industry insiders declared designer Phuong Minh Nguyen of Dream Dresses by P.M.N. as winner with her collection, Autumn Glamour. She took home the top cash prize of $5,000 from the Kemper Freeman family and The Bellevue Collection. Varsha Agarwal’s line, VARSHA, was voted Fan Favorite and Runner-Up winning $3,500.