One of the eight featured designers, Ampersand As Apostrophe’s signature Large Buffalo Parcel.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue

WHAT: The Bellevue Collection is working to support and advance the local fashion industry with its first-ever Independent Designer Runway Show at Bellevue Fashion Week 2012.

Seattle Met style editor Laura Cassidy was among the judges who carefully reviewed and chose the six local apparel designers and two handbag designers to be presented on this year’s runway.

The participating designers include Anne Sylvain by Patricia Raskin, Ampersand As Apostrophe by Jessica Park, Bd Homme by Banchong Douangphrachanh, Built for Man by Francisco Hernandez, Carole McClellan by Carole McClellan, Kreati-ka by Kathy Sabin Mensah, Masha Osoianu Design by Masha Osoianu, and Olga Szwed by Olga Szwed.

Here's a video, produced by the Bellevue Collection, of the selection process.

One lucky designer will receive fashion funds to help build his or her business, and a month-long display in the Bellevue Square during October.

There's a chance to preview the designers’ talents before the runway event; each designer will contribute a look for Fashion’s Night Out on September 6th at the Bellevue Collection.

WHEN: Wednesday September 26 at 6:30