The show actually took place over three nights (April 25-27) and each
night showcased different designers/collections. There were also various pop-up shops (pictured above) to browse before the shows got underway each night. Friday night, I brought
my friend Katie with me to see the show; it was definitely the shortest of the
three nights, but it was still a lot of fun!
This was collection from a Native American designer that featured all Native American models
|All the models after the show|
O’Pearl Brands was actually showcasing their beautiful jewelry!
Saturday was the biggest night of the show, and I brought Cameron with me (much to his dismay) to enjoy all the fun. There were a very wide range of fashions featured including everything from bridal to menswear to designs that were a little more experimental and out of the box 🙂
(You can see a complete list of designers here)
Each of the students named their collection, and I loved that this particular student designer named hers after an ornamental breed of chicken – only in Portland!
It was actually really cool because all her designs were black and white, and this leather dress totally reminded me of feathers so the name worked 🙂
This was another collection that I feel like you’d only see in Oregon 🙂
Overall, PFW was a really fun experience and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to participate.
I think it really exemplifies what I love about Portland – it’s a big enough city to have a legit fashion week (it’s actually the 3rd longest running fashion week in the US after NYC and LA)…but it’s still small enough to let someone like me sit in the front row 🙂