Portland Fashion Week 2011 Day 2: Sportswear, Eco-fashion, and Anna Cohen’s DIY Initiative

I ended up having too much to do this evening and took a day off from attending the shows.  Most years I haven’t felt that I’ve seen anything innovative or worth blogging about on the activewear days (sorry, Portland!!), but this year apparently it was a day worth going to.  (Mostly because they bundled the eco-friendly collections on the same day as the activewear…not the best move IMHO.)

I’m super-sorry to have missed Anna Cohen‘s collection especially, since it was a collection designed for the customer to actually DIY their own knits utilizing her Imperial Yarn!!  Did someone say DIY??!  Right up my alley;-)  As for the rest of the collections, you guys can be the judge of whether this night was worth attending, after viewing local uber-talented photogs OSI Photography‘s beautiful shots* below: (more…)

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Portland Fashion Week 2011 Day 1: The Emerging Designers Competition

It’s early October again, which means Portland Fashion Week (truncated to only 4 days this year) once again begins nightly runway shows down at Vigor Shipyard.  PFW is the only fashion week in the world that is entirely carbon neutral, and this year the runway is made entirely of PET textile provided by EarthTec.  Many designers are showcasing collections made not only of organic fibers, but also recycled plastic bottles, videotape, and locally-sourced and woven wool. (more…)

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