Nov 26, 2014

GRAY on the Scene: FGI Spring/Summer Trend Panel

Last week the Seattle chapter of Fashion Group International held its annual Spring/Summer trend prediction event at Motif Seattle. Moderated by Kate Neschke (social media marketing specialist at Nordstrom, and FGI Seattle board member), the panel included Lauren Foster (assistant editor at 425 Magazine) and Amanda Zurita (style editor at Seattle Met), as well as our own editor, Rachel Gallaher. 

So what should we look out for next spring? The panel predicted that Seattle would embrace the comfort and ease of the sportswear trend. But this trend isn't about your middle school breakaways and weekend-worthy hooded sweatshirts. Instead, combine a chic pair of sneakers with an A-line skirt for an unexpected twist, or choose a looser, sweatpant-inspired trouser to go with a blazer and heels.

It was no surprise to find a very stylish crowd, and here are some memorable moments from the evening. 

An event attendee with Kate Neschke, social media marketing specialist at Nordstrom, and FGI Seattle board member.
GRAY editor and panel participant Rachel Gallaher.

FGI board member with Joanna Morgan of Joanna Morgan Designs (center) wearing a Seth Damm Neon Zinn necklace and enjoying a glass of wine with fellow FGI Seattle members. 

FGI board members Julie Nomi and Muriel Boyd.
Kate Neschke and Rachel Gallaher chatting over a glass of vino.
Donna Schmid FGI member (left) with an attendee.
Patricia Gorham, Co-Chair of Programming for FGI Seattle, introduces the panel.
Moderator Kate Neschke, Amanda Zurita (style editor at Seattle Met) and Lauren Foster (assistant editor at 425 Magazine).

Panelists discussing predicted spring 2015 trends in Seattle.

Designer Masha Osianu donated one of her necklaces for the night's raffle. 
FGI Seattle regional director Marj Turner draws the winning ticket.
Masha Osianu presents the necklace to the raffle winner.
What's a fashion event without a little photoshoot?
Photographer Ilya Moshenskiy jumps in front of the camera with Victoria Postolit, FGI member, Nina Kozevnikova board member, Julia Ryan and Masha Osianu the designer who donated the necklace for the raffle
Photography by Ilya Moshenskiy.

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