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Nordic designs worn by Lady Gaga, Björk will kick off Fashion’s Night Out

By Gabrielle Nomura on September 1, 2011 – No Comment

Check out “Nordic Fashion Biennale: Curator’s Cut” 7-10 p.m., Sept. 8, the kick-off to Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) at The Bellevue Collection. The Center Court event at Bellevue Square will feature a live DJ, photo booths, PinkaBella Cupcakes and live models of the top 10 fashion trends for fall. Attendees can even enter to win a $1000 Bellevue Collection Gift Certificate during the event.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit is a preview of the extensive “2011 Nordic Fashion Biennalehappening this fall. The Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle and Nordic House, Reykjavik are producing the Biennale, which takes place Sept. 30 – Nov. 13 in Seattle. The Nordic Fashion Biennale is a six-week-long exhibition featuring contemporary fashion and jewelry from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. This will be the first time this event is being held in the United States.

The launch event at Bellevue Square will include street fashion photography from the Scandinavian capitals, and cutting-edge contemporary fashion, design and installations from Nordic designers such as Norway’s Moods of Norway and Icelandic designer Vera Thordardottir (whose clothes have been worn by Lady Gaga).  Additionally, attendees will be able to view the creative work of the Nordic Fashion Biennale’s guest curator, New York-based Icelandic Artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, famous for her collaborations with Björk and for her commissioned work for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, along with the work of her collaborator Edda Gudmundsdottir.

Come early as the first 200 guests to check-in who have RSVP’d on Facebook, will receive a complimentary deluxe swag bag filled with fashion items, samples, coupons, and more. The remaining 800 guests to check-in who have RSVP’d on Facebook, will receive a complimentary swag bag.

Guests who check-in but have not RSVP’d on Facebook will receive a swag bag by signing up to become a “Be. Rewarded” member.

Customers presenting receipts dated Sept. 8, 2010 through Sept. 17, 2010 that total $200 or more from any Bellevue Collection store, restaurant or entertainment venue are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of, “American Fashion Designers At Home,” while supplies last.

For more information, go to bellevuecollection.com/event.