November 26, 2022

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Shopping, Clothing & Fashion

The Fashion Frontier | Style







One-of-a-kind gray vinyl wearable art piece (commissions available), $14,000, Jersey Virago, jerseyvirago.com; Chandelier earrings with AB crystals, $88, Namiko Abloom, namikoabloom.com; “Metal Urge” vintage bead and rhinestone bracelet, $95, Namiko Abloom.

Artwork: Avantika Bawa, Scaffolds in Silver


Fashion’s most remarkable gift is that it constantly asks us to look forward, encouraging us to dream bigger and realize our greatest potential. The future is precisely where we find two otherworldly — and well-heeled — explorers as they touch down at the Bellevue Arts Museum on a mission to share spring’s highly anticipated trends, which include bold metallics, elevated athleisure, and conceptual silhouettes. Read on, dear reader, to boldly go where few have gone before.







Made-to-order green suit in wool super 120s, $1,800, Gustavo Apiti Couture gustavoapiti.com; Speedmaster Chronoscope 43mm, $8,650, Omega, omegawatches.com.  Sound Transit, Replica of Cyclorama, artwork by Tiffany Hammonds

Made-to-order green suit in wool super 120s, $1,800, Gustavo Apiti Couture gustavoapiti.com; Speedmaster Chronoscope 43mm, $8,650, Omega, omegawatches.com.

Sound Transit, Replica of Cyclorama, artwork by Tiffany Hammonds


Beam Me Up 

So long, sweatpants. Stepping out means that gentlemen can step up their suit game in high-octane hues.







Turtleneck in alpaca silk, $275, Sskein sskein.co; “Future Delight” LED light and AB crystal metal necklace, $280, Namiko Abloom namikoabloom.com; 10mm pink button freshwater cultured pearls with sterling silver Rhodium-plated Love Knot stud earrings, $...

Turtleneck in alpaca silk, $275, Sskein sskein.co; “Future Delight” LED light and AB crystal metal necklace, $280, Namiko Abloom namikoabloom.com; 10mm pink button freshwater cultured pearls with sterling silver Rhodium-plated Love Knot stud earrings, $182, Namiko Abloom.

Artwork: Dylan Neuwirth, SCREENS


Infinite Possibilites

There are many ways to make an entrance, such as opting for futuristic jewelry as your clothes play the supporting role.







Oversized work dress in limeade, $220, Prairie Underground, prarieunderground.com; Sleeveless mockneck in smoke, $70, Prairie Underground; Ena Pelly Ally Asymmetrical Denim Skirt, $158, Smith and Main, shopsmithandmain.com; Planet Australian and Tahitia...

Oversized work dress in limeade, $220, Prairie Underground, prarieunderground.com; Sleeveless mockneck in smoke, $70, Prairie Underground; Ena Pelly Ally Asymmetrical Denim Skirt, $158, Smith and Main, shopsmithandmain.com; Planet Australian and Tahitian Freshwater Keshi Pearls four strand ring necklace, $1,180, Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery, hollyzhang.com.

Artwork: Andy Gersh, Signature Tree


A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Let futuristic hues of gray anchor your wardrobe as you layer on your favorite spring colors.







On Tom: Switch Reversible Suede Jacket (Olivine featured), $925, Luly Yang, lulyyang.com; Soft Wash Crew-Neck T-Shirt, $35, Banana Republic, bananarepublic.gap.com; Made-to-order blue pants in wool super 110s, $400, Gustavo Apiti Couture, gustavoapiti. ...

On Tom: Switch Reversible Suede Jacket (Olivine featured), $925, Luly Yang, lulyyang.com; Soft Wash Crew-Neck T-Shirt, $35, Banana Republic, bananarepublic.gap.com; Made-to-order blue pants in wool super 110s, $400, Gustavo Apiti Couture, gustavoapiti. com; Brandblack Rare Metals III Vapor Pristine, $250, Corre, shopcorre.com.

On Hannah: “Precious Souvenir” gray beaded strapless scoop neck bodice, $3,200, Luly Yang, lulyyang.com; Agolde “Lana” High Waist Flare Leg Jeans, $198, Nordstrom, nordstrom.com; ba&sh Boots, $445, Smith and Main, shopsmithandmain.com; Aqua Terra, $10,700, Omega, omegawatches.com; 18-inch sterling silver chain with pink button freshwater cultured pearl on sterling love knot pendant, $185, Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery, hollyzhang.com; freshwater pearl jackets on 14 karat gold, $380, Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery.

Artwork: Labor Camp (Piotr Szyhalski), Them


Out of This World

Transport ahead of the fashion pack by mixing softer pieces and edgier lines that will turn heads through contrast.







On Tom: Guillermo Bravo “Many Circles” Bomber, $330, Corre, shopcorre.com; Guillermo “Bravo” Boteros, $295, Corre; United Nude Space Kick X, $315, Corre; Soft Wash Crew-Neck T-Shirt, $35, Banana Republic, bananarepublic.gap.com.  On Hannah: Peplum Monar...

On Tom: Guillermo Bravo “Many Circles” Bomber, $330, Corre, shopcorre.com; Guillermo “Bravo” Boteros, $295, Corre; United Nude Space Kick X, $315, Corre; Soft Wash Crew-Neck T-Shirt, $35, Banana Republic, bananarepublic.gap.com.

On Hannah: Peplum Monarch Rain Shell, $644, Luly Yang, lulyyang.com; Jet Set Vegan Leather Jogger, $248, Luly Yang; United Nude Space Kick V Boot in vintage blue, $385, Corre, shopcorre.com; Single pearl drop chain earring, $68 (for the pair), Chandelier earrings with AB crystals, $88 (for the pair), Namiko Abloom, namikoabloom.com.


The Future Starts … Now

The athleisure industry pioneered advancements in both fit and technical fabrics over the past two years. Reap the rewards — in style — with offerings from local makers.







Made-to-order ivory beaded lace and silk floral draped top, $900, Gustavo Apiti Couture, gustavoapiti.com; Frame Le High Skinny Crop in Chrome, $268, Smith and Main, shopsmithandmain.com; Constellation, $9,600, Omega, omegawatches.com; “Pearl Pendulum” ...

Made-to-order ivory beaded lace and silk floral draped top, $900, Gustavo Apiti Couture, gustavoapiti.com; Frame Le High Skinny Crop in Chrome, $268, Smith and Main, shopsmithandmain.com; Constellation, $9,600, Omega, omegawatches.com; “Pearl Pendulum” Japanese vintage cotton pearl metal earrings, $95, Namiko Abloom, namikoabloom.com. Artwork: Ana Mar a Nava, Envuélveme con tus Alas


Live Long and Stay Fabulous

The soft silhouettes that dominated the world’s runways over the past couple of years make way for sculpted creations that enhance the silhouette.







On Tom: Black and navy Check Jacquard Tuxedo Jacket with satin shawl collar, $4,500, Luly Yang, lulyyang.com; Made-to-order black linen dress pants (price upon request), Luly Yang; Navy polka dot linen bow tie, $70, Gustavo Apiti.  On Hannah: GaGa Evolu...

On Tom: Black and navy Check Jacquard Tuxedo Jacket with satin shawl collar, $4,500, Luly Yang, lulyyang.com; Made-to-order black linen dress pants (price upon request), Luly Yang; Navy polka dot linen bow tie, $70, Gustavo Apiti.

On Hannah: GaGa Evolution Mini Dress, $750, Rossario George, rossariogeorge.com; Vintage faux pearl chandelier earrings, $120, Namiko Abloom, namikoabloom.com.


Chromatica

Reach for metallics when making a fashion statement this spring. The bolder, the better.







“Intergalactic” dress in hand-draped ponte knit and iridescent metallic fabric, $650, Leiren Designs, leirendesigns.com; Vince Camuto Margry Block Heel Sandal, $55, Nordstrom Rack, nordstromrack.com.

“Intergalactic” dress in hand-draped ponte knit and iridescent metallic fabric, $650, Leiren Designs, leirendesigns.com; Vince Camuto Margry Block Heel Sandal, $55, Nordstrom Rack, nordstromrack.com.


Between Space and Time

With more opportunities to dress up, Pacific Northwesterners should swap practicality for fantasy. And there are options, such as this draped metallic creation.


Credits:

Hair and Makeup: GJ Creative Collab, Gene Juarez Salons and Spas; Hair: James Todd; Makeup: Raquel Thompson; Nails: Keiko Shrock; Location: Bellevue Arts Museum; Models: Hannah and Tom, TCM Models & Talent; Styling Assistant: Rebecca Silva.