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Seattle Style Month

Celebrate Seattle’s passion for fashion and culture with Seattle Style Month—September 1–31, 2019. Experience a month of sartorial exploration in this regional salute to Seattle style, featuring special Seattle Style Month events, programs, hotel packages, shopping, and more!

Celebrate Seattle Style

September is fashion month around the world—from New York to Paris and beyond. Join MOHAI as we celebrate Puget Sound’s sartorial spirit with Seattle Style Month! During the month of September, shoppers can explore Seattle’s fashion scene and the Seattle Style: Fashion/Function exhibit in the following ways:

  • Take in unique fashion events and programs during Seattle Style Month, including the MOHAI Fashion Lecture with Seattle Style: Fashion/Function exhibit curator Clara Berg, a Sunday hat parade with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, the BIG MOOD: A Night of Fat Fashion celebration, and more!
  • Visit any one of the participating retail partners listed below to receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see the Seattle Style: Fashion/Function exhibit at MOHAI. (Just a reminder that children 14 and under are free)
  • Celebrate the city’s fashion month with an exclusive Seattle Style hotel package from our Seattle Style Month hotel partners. As part of the Seattle Style Month hotel partnership, visitors who show proof of their participation in the hotel package with partnering hotels will receive a gift with purchase at the newly renovated MOHAI Mercantile. The museum’s gift shop highlights a curated selection of local designer items and special exhibit related merchandise.
  • Become a MOHAI member in September to experience all Seattle Style: Fashion/Function has to offer, including the opportunity to receive discounted tickets to the museum’s exclusive Fashion Lecture with Seattle Style curator Clara Berg. Join us for a private happy hour and use MOHAI’s special member discount to shop the MOHAI Mercantile.
  • Enjoy special offers at the MOHAI Mercantile featuring new local vendors weekly and at the MOHAI Cafe with fashion-inspired menu items.

Seattle Style Month Participating Locations

See all participating Seattle Style Month locations

Explore Seattle’s fashion scene!

Nordstrom — Discover specially-curated Seattle Style: Fashion/Function window displays during Seattle Style Month.

Baby & Company — Visit Baby & Company during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

Luly Yang — Visit Luly Yang during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

Mario’s — Visit Mario’s during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

The MOHAI Mercantile — All MOHAI members save 15% at the MOHAI Mercantile plus a free MOHAI tote bag with $100 purchase (after discount).

Prairie Underground — Visit Prairie Underground during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

ROAD — Visit ROAD during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

Sassafras — Visit Sassafras during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.  MOHAI members also receive 15% off all in-house brands during the month of September, including KFLY, Bartle B., La Macón, and Stone Crow Designs.

Utilikilts — Visit Utilikilts during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI. MOHAI members also receive 10% off in-store purchases during the month of September.

Zebraclub — Visit Zebraclub during Seattle Style Month and receive a special promotion for $2.00 off one adult admission to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

MOHAI Mercantile Spotlight: Janelle Abbott and FEMAIL

Local designer Janelle Abbott creates clothing for her art and fashion collaboration FEMAIL. She spoke with the MOHAI Mercantile‘s Stacie Ford-Bonnelle about the inspiration behind her designs.

See them in-person at the MOHAI Mercantile during Seattle Style Month!

 

Q: Who inspires you?

Janelle Abbott: Sometimes I have an idea about something I want to manifest—like a rug with pants woven into it—but usually my inspiration comes from materials amassed from second hand sources/donations from friends and family. Once I have a collection of cohesive items, I build a narrative around them and find the motivation to begin a new body of work.

Q: When did you fall in love with fashion?

Janelle Abbott: My parents owned a clothing manufacturing company when I was growing up. Since my mom home-schooled my brother and I, we spent a lot of time at the warehouse in SODO. It was there that I learned to sew, came to understand the process of garment construction and production, found the motivation to use whatever materials available to make and create, and ultimately, it was there that I fell in love with clothing as an art form and mode of personal expression.

Q: What motivates you to create?

Janelle Abbott: In part, I think it’s my anxiety that motivates me to create. I feel overwhelmed by the material world at times—overwhelmed by the concept of ownership and responsibility. I need a way to move out of my responsibility these things that I currently have ownership of—I need to make use of what surrounds me. I also use the act of creation to connect with God. It feels like a spiritual duty to turn refuse into treasure.

Q: Who is your fashion crush?

Janelle Abbott: I have a lot of really funky, fun friends who I admire greatly!

Seattle Style Month Hotel Packages

Celebrate Seattle Style Month with an exclusive Seattle Style hotel package!

Hotel Theodore

Celebrate Seattle Style Month and receive 20% off your stay at Hotel Theodore, plus a $30 food and beverage credit to Rider restaurant and a free gift with purchase at the MOHAI Mercantile. Book online.

Online offer only, blackout dates and restrictions may apply.

Courtyard Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union

Located across the street from MOHAI, the newly transformed Courtyard Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union allows you to unwind with picturesque views of the lake and enjoy the vibrant, local boating action. Enjoy your time at the hotel with a delicious breakfast or dinner in the Bistro, and step up your game with a workout in the new fitness center.

The Seattle Style Month package includes overnight accommodations in a Lake View room, breakfast for two, complimentary overnight parking, a free gift with purchase at the MOHAI Mercantile, and two tickets to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

 

Mayflower Park Hotel

As the longest continuously operating hotel in Seattle, the Mayflower Park Hotel has spent 91 glorious years at the epicenter of this fine, robust city. Pamper yourself with a Seattle Style Month package that includes Guestroom or Suite accommodations, complimentary valet parking, a free gift with purchase at the MOHAI Mercantile, and two tickets to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function at MOHAI.

 

Thompson Seattle

Experience Seattle in style with Thompson Seattle. Book the Seattle Style Month package during the month of September and receive two tickets to see Seattle Style: Fashion/Function, a free gift with purchase at the MOHAI Mercantile, and two cocktails at The Nest, where you can show off your style up high.

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