You've seen the whip-thin, razor-sharp Neiman Marcus fashion director in those front row fashion show pictures, but this time Burien-native (yes, Burien native) Ken Downing was at the foot of the runway: directing traffic, calling attention to key details, and cracking an occasional line or two.

For the May 14 spring presentation at the Bravern, we took our turn in the front row—and backstage, too. Check out our exclusive behind the scenes chat and our front-and-center view on the season's best right here.


Before the Neiman Marcus trend presentation on May 14, we slipped backstage to preview the looks with fashion director Ken Downing.
Image: Kirby Calvin