Beneffiting the Crescent Moon Foundation
Fashion First Vinyl Vault is celebrating how far we’ve come in 13 years. We’ve put a man on the moon, seen the proliferation of the Internet, and experienced the development of the personal computer and smartphones. We elected the first African-American President, recognized same-sex marriages and continue the civil rights struggle as we grow as an understanding and accepting society. Through all of this, music and fashion have been wonderful equalizers.
The 13th year of the FASHION FIRST runway show brings Seattle together for the most exciting night of fashion in the Northwest. Seattle-area fashion retailers, designers, stylists, educators, students, style influencers and members of the media attend each year to preview the fall trends for the upcoming season in an edited presentation.</span>
As Seattle’s longest-running and best-attended independent fashion show, FASHION FIRST was founded to provide an affordable, but powerful, cutting-edge social media and marketing platform for the Seattle-area fashion retailers and designers. Now, the show includes a live auction dedicated to supporting the students of the Crescent Moon Foundation. The FASHION FIRST core mission: Present a on-trend fashion show to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money and providing Seattle students with scholarship money for higher education.
With a wealth of talented local retailers and designers in Seattle, the Emerald City is on the rise as an influential style scene. FASHION FIRST is the intersection where designers, small business owners, and the fashion-forward consumers meet, creating a network of fashion enthusiasts unlike any other in this thriving city. Come be a part of the excitement as the designers and retailers strut their looks down the runway and raise money for this great cause.
In 2012, FASHION FIRST became an official non-profit foundation 501(c)(6). This enables us to continue our work, using independent retail as a platform for charitable giving for children in the northwest.
Core to the mission of FASHION FIRST is to utilize the fashion show to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money for summer camp, education and personal growth programs for Seattle youth in need. Spend your money locally and invest back into your community!
The Crescent Moon Foundation
The Crescent Moon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. As part of the Crescent Moon Foundation’s mission, the Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards ten scholarships of up to $5,000 annually to students that demonstrate commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need. The Foundation was established by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon.