See a Kickstarter campaign come to life at the Michael Cepress 2013 Collection Showcase.

Remember when Seattle designer Michael Cepress wanted a kickstart? He got it, and he's ready to show you the clothes that made the campaign. American Dreaming is set to include mens and womens styles from the current MC spring/summer collection.

It's not every (any?) local designer who can pull off a solo show inside a grand ballroom, and then add live music and a one-night only boutique and gallery to the mix, but Cepress is poised to impress. Stay tuned because a slew of trunk shows and buy-here-now opportunities will follow. This guy means business.

Sidenote: So far you've heard about two go-getting contenders (the first was Paychi Karen Guh; check her trunk show with innovative retailer Hointer) in this year's Independent Designer Runway Show. You'll hear more about all of them before the September showcase but let it be know now that this year's competition is going to be off the hook. 

Michael Cepress's American Dreaming is Friday, June 21 at the Century Ballroom.  Reserve tickets here.