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. 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 Pacific Northwest. To date – Fashion First has raised $1,300,000 for children and students in Western Washington.

The FASHION FIRST core mission is to present an on-trend fashion show to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money to provide Seattle students with scholarships for higher education and help children with disabilities thrive in the outdoors.

The Crescent Moon Foundation

The Crescent Moon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established by Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, dedicated to supporting the educational pursuits of underprivileged children. The Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students that demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and who are in need.

Outdoors for All Foundation

Outdoors for All Foundation transforms lives through outdoor recreation and is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. More than 2,400 individuals exercise their abilities annually thanks to the training and support of more than 700 volunteers. Outdoors for All’s programs include snow-boarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, yoga, kayaking, day camps, rock- climbing, camping and custom events. Proceeds from

Fashion First will support the seven-week day camp programming at Magnuson, Marymoor and Lake Sammamish State Parks.

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!

FASHION FIRST TEAM

Joan Kelly
Founder and Executive Producer
Fashion First Seattle

Warren Moon
President and Founder of The Crescent Moon Foundation
President of Sports 1 Marketing

Terri Morgan
Fashion Show Producer
TCM Models

Scott Carnz
Contributing Producer and Auctioneer
Fashion First Seattle

Danica Smith
Marketing Manager
Fashion First Seattle

Mandy Domer
Event Manager
Fashion First Seattle

Ryan Catabay
Branding Manager
Drag & Drop Creative

Brooke Hubbard
Marketing Consultant
MBMedia

Rick North
Major Gifts Office
Outdoors for All Foundation