The Nordic Fashion Biennale is in full swing at the Nordic Heritage Museum, and should absolutely not be missed by anyone in the Seattle area with an interest in fashion, art, design, jewelry, or Nordic Culture. Seriously, it is an amazing exhibit.

One of the highlights of the Biennale is the NxNW Fashion Competition. The competition was open to fashion students, recent fashion school graduates, and emerging fashion designers who reside on the West Coast of the US or Canada. Take a sneak peek at the finalists below, then head over to the Nordic Heritage Museum to see them in person before you cast your vote.

Felt Jacket by Meg Lord (Oregon)

Nikiti Mini Dress by Malia Peoples (Washington)

Neoprene Draped Jacket by Banchong Douangphrachanh (Washington)

White Nights Dress by Kristie Metcalf (Washington)

Hooded Cardigan by Scott Ian McFarland (California)

The Huldra Hat by Shelby Robertson (California)

Play of Lines II by Sarah Borruso (California)

Midsummer Dress by Sarah Bergman (Oregon)

Aleftina Convertible Dress by Natalya Robinson (California)

Hardingfele Hat by Alison Owen (Washington)Backpack by Yeon Jang (British Columbia)

Asymmetrical Coat by Tanya Min Jee Ellis (Washington)

...for detailed information on the finalists, and their designs, click here