Get Styled by Celebrity Stylist, Kristie Jorfald, at Armoire

Armoire is excited to welcome celebrity stylist, Kristie Jorfald to Seattle! Join us on Friday, September 27th for an exclusive meet ‘n greet and styling session with celebrity stylist, Kristie Jorfald. Kristie is expanding her services to the Seattle area and we’re thrilled to host her. Stop by for happy hour and styling tips. Kristie […]
Sep 13, 2019

Sustainable style in Seattle: How local choices can make global impacts

Are thrift stores and "slow fashion" designers enough to decrease the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshop labor and low-quality clothes?
Jun 11, 2019

A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes

Using the six personality types of a queen-Sage, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian-the exhibition explores how designers like Alexander McQueen, Joanne Petit-Frère, Hideki Seo, Gucci, Chromat, and Vivienne Westwood use their work to create a space for contemplating the relationship between dress, society, and our shared history. A Queen Within highlights a broad range […]
Apr 30, 2019

Seattle fashion show encourages women to embrace their curves

Curves Beautifully Empowered, an organization aimed at helping women and girls embrace their curves, recently held a held a fashion show at Seattle Center’s Armory.
Mar 26, 2019

July New Member Exclusive: Free Personal Styling Appointment

It’s time to brighten up your summer wardrobe and make finding clothes you love easy and enjoyable, starting with Armoire’s Personal Style Session. WHAT TO EXPECT: 1. Arrive at the Riveter Capitol Hill to a curated selection of 8-10 items of clothing. 2. Sip champagne, receive customized recommendations, and find pieces you love in our […]
Jul 27, 2018

Curves in Bloom

Curves in Bloom is an inclusive, one day celebration of all bodies through music, art, dance, self care workshops, panel discussions, and fashion. Shop your favorite local fat-positive vendors. Heal yourself of body oppression with our Femmecee, Bevin Branlandingham, aka The Queer Fat Femme with her Fat Kid Dance Party! Check out the new collection […]
Jan 11, 2018

Seattle fashion and style bloggers of color make waves

Do you love fashion and style? Then you need to follow these three Seattle bloggers.
Jun 8, 2017

Diverse Seattle evolves as a fashion city

Seattle's burgeoning fashion scene has international influences, with young designers drawing inspiration from the cultures in which they grew up.
Nov 18, 2016

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016
“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers

Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.
Aug 1, 2016
Aburu beads quickly, she says: she can make almost an entire necklace in the time it takes her to watch an episode one of her favorite crime shows on Netflix, How to Get Away with Murder.

Self-taught fashion designer draws from Ugandan upbringing

Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.
Jul 5, 2016

Redmond Indian clothing co. takes on challenges of cross-cultural fashion

The owner of Ravishing Marketplace hopes her original designs can bring Indian clothing styles into the mainstream.
Mar 11, 2016
Hijabis cross the street during Car Free Day in Bandung, Indonesia. (Photo from Flickr by Ikhlasul Amal)

8 surprising secrets about wearing hijab

It's World Hijab Day so it's a great opportunity to take a lighthearted look at some daily struggles and benefits that come with wearing a headscarf.
Feb 1, 2016
Dyed yarn hanging on a fence at the Jubilee Farm in Snoqualmie, part of a class on using natural plant dyes. (Photo by Carolyn Higgins)

Your organic cotton tee-shirt probably poisoned a river in Asia

Textile dyeing is an oft overlooked part of clothing manufacturing that can have devastating human and environmental impacts. But one Seattle woman has a solution.
Oct 8, 2015
A relaxing visit to the nail spa can often mean coming into contact with toxic chemicals -- though some Seattle nail salons have found greener alternatives. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Breach)

Are Seattle nail salon workers being mistreated?

Doing nails can be a risky business — but you shouldn’t assume Seattle nail salons are harming immigrant workers.
May 19, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Hamdi Lilah)

Local designer uses fashion to help Somalia

When Hamdi Mohamed first drew a map of Somalia, with the word “FREE” pushing out against the borders of the country, she wasn’t sure what she would do with it. The Chief Sealth High School student just knew it represented her desire for her home country to be freed of anarchy, violence and the numerous other issues it […]
Jul 24, 2014

Nairobi street fashions put Seattle thrift shoppers to shame

Nairobi's thrift shop fashion scene will have you rethinking your style.
Jun 3, 2014
Zara storefront in London, UK. (Photo by Aurelijus Valeiša via Flickr)

Zara brings international fashion to Seattle

First Macklemore, then the Seahawks and now...Zara?
Feb 18, 2014
(Photo by Hailey Way)

Origami, shadows, and Hello Kitty: Japanese fashion hits SAM

The Seattle Art Museum’s new exhibit is a study in the cultural exchange between Japan and the US through fashion.
Jul 22, 2013

Issaquah entrepreneur puts flip flops to the test in Pamplona

This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook.
Jul 11, 2013