PortlandCollection_AW13lookbook1What could be more iconic and representative of Portland than The Portland Collection, utilizing fabrics from Pendleton’s Northwest Mills? Produced entirely in the United States, the collection has been garnering acclaim since launching in 2011. The independent design team of Nathaniel Crissman, Rachel Turk, and John Blasioli created a Fall 2013 collection utilizing desert tones in solids, plaids, and three jacquards drawn from Pendleton archival blankets.


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Though I’ve only included the Women’s collection items in this lookbook posted above, the collection also includes Men’s.  You can view the entire lookbook here.

All photos from the official Portland Collection site.

*This is the 2nd installment of this series featuring lookbooks from brands that I enjoy and respect, focusing on both brands that originate out of Japan (where I moved when I was 11, lived for 6 years, and now spend a month of every year in)…and Portland, OR (the current metropolis I call home the other 11 months of the year).  In doing so I hope to share with all of my readers information and inspiration coming from companies and individuals that may not be on the regular fashion-blog radar.  Last week’s Lookbook was from the Japanese brand Lily Brown, so this week’s originates from Portland, OR. Hope you enjoy it!



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