And now for the main event. Yesterday we brought you behind-the-scenes shots from Nordstrom Designer Preview at Pier 91. Today we're taking a look at our favorite pieces and trends to hit the artsy runway last week (hint: it's a lot of capes and unique shapes and warm metallic details.), with profits benefiting the Seattle Art Museum’s upcoming Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art exhibit.
Scroll through to see all the best looks, including a peek at the Nordstrom's newest department.
Remember that textural close-up we hinted at before the preview last week? Here it is. A laser-cut leather Dior set with stunning, mesmerizing movement and shape.
Stella McCartney's cozy oversized sweater is especially luxe with metallic jacquard trousers.
Gucci's flamenco-esque frock was a bit geek-chic (as in, I would really like to wear this outfit exactly into the office).
The show also premiered Nordstrom's newest department, Source, which will feature a range of up-and-coming designers handpicked by the brand's director of creative projects, Olivia Kim. Vibrant, '70s-style separates by London-based Roksanda feature heavily in the initial edit...
...as do the dark/romantic/historic pieces from Irish designer Simone Rocha.
One of several show-stopping moments: the movement of the feathers on this Lanvin skirt. See it in all its slow-motion glory from my front-row point of view on Instagram.
The award for the dress I'd most like to wear all day every day? This striped Valentino number with pockets.
Capes—as with this Valentino floor-length gown—showed up in many forms on the runway.
Ever-edgy Dries van Noten showed several looks with unique overskirts and gleaming brocades.
Another cape. This one, a military-style by Chloé.
Dolce and Gabbana's elegant, form-fitting collection featured rhinestone embellishments and oversized details.
Givenchy's goth-like lace storming the runway.
A final cape by Marc Jacobs perfectly styled with leather gloves and a cozy tartan skirt.
Rounding out the show with more looks by Oscar de la Renta and Givenchy. Until next year, NDP.