Sunday, November 28, 2010

IMAGINE Fashion Show 2010 IADT Seattle

The International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle puts on an annual fashion show with submissions of work from some of the students. The school also awards prizes for the best of show and the best in each category. In my opinion these decisions are often biased and irrelevant when talking about good fashion. Good fashion is well constructed and skillfully made, it is also modern and interesting. Fashion shows are about showmanship and also about innovation.
Several of these designers also appeared at the Northwest Networking Umbrella event (NNU) of 2010 so I will discuss their work selectively in a later post (Including Carol Franklin who won best of evening and creates amazing, skillfully crafter garments, Laksmi Mckenna-up-and-coming designer, Olga Earle designer of the year for IMAGINE 2010 etc). But some of the other designers work stands apart and shows skill to move forward in the design world.
Corban Harpers Black gown worn by Seattle Model Tera Stockton:
Nune Hov's vinyl clubdress worn by Seattle Model Kalainah:
And Lisa Jones' purple gown worn by Seattle Model Kalainah:


Fashion News in SEATTLE Washington

One of the coolest fashion events in Seattle is when the Bunka Women's Academy from Japan makes its annual trip to the US to showcase the latest collection of costumes from the school. The students stop at Seattle and put on a fashion show every year in September. What's fantastic about this isn't the costumes in the show alone, but the way the viewers dress as well.
I guarantee that coming to this fashion show will be one of the only times that a Seattlite will find that many lolitas in one room. A very cool experience and tradition: