Fall is almost in the air and September beckons the call of Fashion’s Night Out! Fashion’s Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy during the recession, and put the fun back in shopping. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York.
In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway on Thursday, September 6 with Seattle Met magazine, Pacific Place and other downtown Seattle fashion retailers extending an open invitation to celebrate the occasion. Pacific Place and Seattle Met magazine will present Seattle’s first large-scale, collaborative charity benefit fashion show in recent history. Net proceeds from ticket sales will fund college scholarships for young women through the O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship Program.
The Pacific Place atrium will be transformed into a runway that will give 250 seated ticket holders a close-up view of some of Seattle’s finest fall clothing and accessories, while hundreds more will enjoy unobstructed views from the balconies above for free. Seattle Met will stage “red carpet” photos for everyone attending the event dressed to impress. Ticket holders will also enjoy cocktail receptions and raffle prizes, while they and the public will get to enjoy special events taking place in and around the stores and restaurants at Pacific Place before and after the runway show. The event is made possible, in part, by event sponsor Downtown Seattle Association.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Roche Bobois lounge will open for VIP ticket holders on the second floor of Pacific Place, with a cocktail reception featuring fine wines from O Wines, signature cocktails and appetizers, courtesy of Pacific Place restaurants: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Il Fornaio, Johnny Rockets, Mexico Cantina y Cocina, Pike Place Chowder, Thai Ginger and Wasabi at pnk Restaurant & Ultra Lounge. General admission ticket holders also will enjoy their own cocktail reception on the second floor of Pacific Place with wine, cocktails and appetizers.
Downtown Seattle will Rock the Runway beginning at 7 p.m. with a major fashion show of 40-plus fall looks from participating downtown retailers, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Barneys New York, True Religion Brand Jeans, Eileen Fisher, Baby & Co., OSKA Edina and Karan Dannenberg, among others. In addition, SEVEN Salon will style the models’ hair for the runway show. Poison Waters will be on hand to entertain and emcee the runway fashions. Post event shopping for all the fall looks will take place until 9 p.m.
Those partaking in Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway and other Fashion’s Night Out events in Downtown Seattle are encouraged to use the FNO social media hash tag, #FNOSEA.
WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Pacific Place Atrium
600 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
TICKETS: General Admission is $75 and VIP access is $125 and may be purchased here.