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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:

  • Taking 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!
  • Visiting 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)
  • Celebrating 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.
  • Becoming 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.

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: Molly Ray

Local designer Molly Ray creates small batch, hand blended fragrances in her Seattle studio. She spoke with the MOHAI Mercantile‘s Stacie Ford-Bonnelle about the inspiration behind her boutique fragrances.

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

 

Q: Who inspires you?

Molly Ray: I’m inspired by designers who create art for others to see themselves in. As much as I’m inspired by the classics in perfumery such as Chanel No. 5, I find rich inspiration from more niche, lesser known perfumers.

Frederic Malle helped to put boutique fragrances on the map, and I have been so inspired by visits to his luscious fragrance houses in Paris and Rome. I’m motivated by any artist that is trying to find their own unique way of creating and presenting their work.

Q: When did you fall in love with fragrance?

Molly Ray: I’ve been in love with fragrance for as long as I can recall. I always tell the story of the bottle of French perfume on my grandmother’s dresser that she rarely used, yet it was so treasured and coveted. That had a big impression on me…that fragrance was something to savor.

I continued to explore the history of perfumery, how long it has been an industry, and stories such as how Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette both had their personal bespoke perfumers. When I found that this was still a thriving trade, I wanted to be a part of it!

I saved my money to train in Grasse, France, and from the moment I arrived I knew I had found my tribe and my calling as an artist.

Q: What motivates you to create?

Molly Ray: Fragrance design is a lot like fashion design in the sense that you want to create the right fit for someone that will allow them to more fully express themselves. I am motivated by my clients, whether they be hotels, spas, or individuals who I design for. Their scent memory informs the direction of the design that is created for them, so tapping into their past and their true essence is the motivation.

Q: Who is your fashion crush?

Molly Ray: I love fashion photography and I think that my “crushes” in that world would be those that capture the images of fashion that transfix us. Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Bill Cunningham, they all share their voice and vision to their images. I also adore Grace Coddington and her work as a creative director and some of the “otherworldly” photo shoot sets she has created, truly some of fashion’s most memorable imagery.

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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