[NOTICED] Mōksha, Seattle
I recently attended one of the coolest shops, Mōksha Seattle, to experience an amazing fashion show which exhibited upcoming and emerging local designers. This event was Mōksha’s second annual fashion show creatively titled, “It Was All a Dream.”
The whole experience was definitely dreamy, showcasing collaborations between multimedia and musical artists, along with dancers whom possessed a street-performer edge. Adding to the coolness factor, every designer in the show is a graduate of Seattle Central Community College’s School of Apparel Design & Development.
There were some very noticeable trends which prevailed throughout the show:
Color blocking: Keeping the color scheme simple was a big thing for multiple designers. The “Sho” collection designed by Angelina Furusho was exclusively blue and black, making the trendy, textured vests and jackets able to go with anything. The fact that they’re reversible adds to their ease of wear!
Mixing patterns: There are different patterns you see spike in popularity each season, like plaid in the fall/winter. Designer Daniel King incorporated both floral and animal prints in every outfit, and he killed it. The amount of attitude in this collection is crazy and showed everyone that you cannot limit yourself to one pattern.
Minimalism: A majority of the designers kept the colors very mellow, including lots of creams, whites, beiges, pale pinks, etc. Collections were warm, yet sophisticated and edgy. Colby Whitlock’s “Off Season” collection had very earthy tones that perfectly encompassed the transition from summer to fall.
As if the breathtaking apparel that walked down the runway wasn't enough, Mōksha owners Robin Guilfoil and Karleen Ilagan flew Oakland-based artist Jyun Jyun out to Seattle to play during the fashion show.
Jyun Jyun took a multimedia approach to his performance, creating explosive, colorful projections onto a silk screen, and incorporating dance by local group, Shadow Shifters.