BFW2019: With eye-catching fashions, The Bellevue Collection runway shows raise over $66,000 for Ben’s Fund to support families dealing with autism

by MK Scott

The 14th annual Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection was held this past weekend with two nights of runway shows and parties at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. This year, they raised over $66,000 for Ben’s Fund, a fund that was set up by Seattle Seahawks General Manager, John Schneider and wife, Traci, in honor of their autistic son, Ben, in partnership with FEAT of Washington (Families for Effective Autism Treatment).

On Saturday (9/28) the big event was the Bellevue Collective runway show featuring fashions from Nordstrom, Kate Spade, Eileen Fisher, Karan Dannenberg and more.

Representing Ben’s Fund was Ben’s mother, Traci, who spoke about her son Ben, who is now 17, and was diagnosed at age 3. She knows first hand what families who face autism experience and the financial burden that comes along with it.

The theme for Fall? Faux fur, hats and bright floral prints for men. Other labels included Robert Graham, Rodd and Gunn, Max Mara and Aritzia.

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Photos by Brian Matt


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