Portland Fashion Week
We had an amazing time at Portland Fashion Week's Art Institute show, F-Stop, on Sunday evening. The students really impressed us with their amazing designs and talent.
We've selected a few designers to highlight and share with you.
We had the priveledge to meet a few of the designers prior to seeing their collections on the runway.
As a leading textile resource to these students, we really wanted to get the designers' perspective on what they need or love to work with. We are honored that many collections on the runway were created using our fabrics and notions. Many of the designers expressed their love of our fashion selection and how they were able to create their looks easily with the fabrics we have available.
Danielle Grasseth created a unique collection entitled Notre Dame de Nuit, inspired by the Gothic Age in France, the beautiful women at masquerades of Mardi Gras, and Paris' cathedrals of Notre Dame. She used exclusively Fabric Depot fabrics, highlighting a metallic brocade and a luxurious burn-out velvet.
Karina Reed used a variety of fabrics for her collection Flappers and Philosophers. Her use of embellishments and high-quality fabrics made her collection beautiful. Reed chose an incredible gold and bronze sequined fabric from our store for her gown that was a show-stopper!
Another collection we were inspired by was Sebright by Chelsea Brist. Using all fabrics from our store, Brist created a playful collection inspired by a chicken - that's right, the Sebright breed is known for their ornamental beauty with striking features and bold blacks and whites. She focused a lot on texture to create her designs which translates beautifully and seamlessly.
It is so much fun to see what happens to our fabrics after they leave our store. There is a tramendous transformation that takes place from our store to the runway. These talented designers have used our textiles in such amazing ways. We could not be more excited! Amazing job, designers!
Visit Portland Fashion Week to find out upcoming events and shows.