Fall means fashion shows, and while New York, Paris, and London always get top billing for their grand Fashion Weeks, last week’s Fall 2013 Portland Fashion Week was an impressive display.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Portland Fashion Week has certainly seen its changes over the years, but with a brand new leadership team bringing fresh energy and ideas to the table, this year’s collection of shows and related events was definitely applause-worthy. My hats off to Executive Director Jessica Kane and her hard-working, talented crew.
Here are some shots I took of this year’s The Future of Fashion show, and the final Avant Garde show. All photos were taken with my iPhone, by the way, since my Canon decided to bonk out on me at the last minute. I need a new camera, but that’s for another post… ;)
From Briana Jacobs, a colorful, playful collection:
My fave piece from Danielle Grassath’s collection:
E.G. Page Boutique makes me crave a comfy, funky fall:
Love this stark, well-tailored piece from Bryce Black:
I have a total crush on Summer Gunter’s angular, colorful fall line. The cuts on her collection pieces are just perfect.
LOVED seeing my former Art Institute of Portland colleague Nancy Simon’s Get Sushi Designs collection hit the runway:
From the Avante Garde Show, my fave was this sleek & sexy stunner from Devonation:
Elegant, sexy pieces from DWC (Deyonte Weather Collection):
Thanks to Portland Fashion Week for selecting me to be part of this year’s Style Collective. I had a blast, and look forward to seeing the continued talents of these amazing designers over the years.
I’d love to know: which of the looks above is your favorite?
You want MORE Fashion Bliss?
* Read my Q & A with Portland Fashion Week Executive Director Jessica Kane.
* Want tips on finding the right pair of jeans? Check out my styling session with Lucky Brand.
As part of the Portland Fashion Week Style Collective, I received tickets to fashion shows. No other compensation was given, and no coverage was required. All opinions are, as always, my own.