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Atelier Vestis (TM)

We aim to establish a vertically integrated makers space for the apparel cluster in the Puget Sound, and develop a Seattle Garment District.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Fashion
  • Location Bellevue, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2009
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

Atelier Vestis(TM) is the merger of Shows Northwest LLC (producer of textile trade shows since 1994) and Seattle Fashion Incubator (a micro-enterprise development organization) to establish a vertically integrated facility to serve the fourth highest concentration of apparel designers in the United States. We will offer business development services, on-site manufacturing, wholesale fabric library, and shared workspace to the fashion industry.


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    Steven Paul Matsumoto

    Mr. Matsumoto is an entrepreneur on a mission to expand on the 116 year old Fashion & Apparel Industry in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest by developing a garment district in the region. He is an experienced professional with over twenty years of business development, leadership and marketing experience serving a variety of sectors including commercial business, and the military.

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    Eric Beaulieu

    Mr. Beaulieu has over 21 years’ experience in the fashion and accessories industry. Over a decade of experience at LVMH Group within the KENZO brand. Mr. Beaulieu was responsible for launching KENZO’s leather goods line. While serving as Sales Director for ESCADA France he opened 13 new department store corners in 3 seasons. With Rousseau he grew export wholesale revenue from 3 to 6 million Euros between 2005 and 2008.

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    Beth Stern

    Ms. Stern is an accomplished Sales and Marketing executive in the lifestyle industries with a record of increasing sales and profitability. Notable accomplishments include managing multi-million dollar accounts for Bloomingdales, Chanel, Tahari by Arthur S Levine, BCBG, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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    Aaron Guerra
    EVP Sales

    Mr. Guerra is an accomplished and dedicated sales leader with a solid record of success in driving revenue growth and profitability year-over-year. Mr. Guerra leverages sharp intuition in sales forecasting, consumer trends and brand management. He has a history of growing accounts from the low six figures in sales to seven figures in sales over two years.

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    Melissa McGraw
    EVP E-Commerce

    During her fifteen years working in the New York City fashion industry, Mrs. McGraw rose through the fashion ranks managing million dollar accounts ranging from to Neiman Marcus and for companies that include Calvin Klein Jeans, Cynthia Rowley, Rocawear, Nicole Miller, and Joe’s Jeans. Melissa was also an instrumental force in the successful launch of the Harajuku Lovers and L.A.M.B. handbag brands by Gwen Stefani.

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    Rizwan Quraishi
    Demand Analyst

    Mr. Quraishi is an experienced demand analyst with a background in economics, mathematics, and statistics. Mr. Quraishi assisted in the development of a VMI system for $41 million in product for 422 Costco locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Other notable companies include Eddie Bauer, Macy’s and Pacific Coast Feather.


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    Pat Santos, Lee & Hayes PLLC
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    Anthony Lalli CPA

Previous Investors

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    Stigmare, Inc.