Portland Fashion Week® first emerged in 2003 to become the third longest running Fashion Week in the U.S. and one of the Most Sustainably Produced Fashion Weeks in the world according to Book Moda, the runway Bible of the world.
Portland Fashion Week was also the first fashion week in history to present 100% sustainable fashion designs within a serious context, as hailed by VOGUE Magazine, while TIME Magazine totes Portland Fashion Week as “The Best Indie Fashion Week in the U.S.”
With Portland being home to more winners in Project Runway history than any city, tying the combined total of both LA and NYC, coupled with our DIY can-do ethos, standards of living, and welcoming small business environment, Portland has now become the most respected fashion Hub in America, due in great part to Portland Fashion Week’s sixteen years of ‘Keeping Portland Pretty”!
Expect a Portland Fashion Week like none other, 2016 innovations include:
-Cruelty free hair and make- up products
-35,000 watt solar powered generator
-Only Locally sourced gourmet catering ingredients
-Only Locally sourced beers, wines, and spirits
-PDX Airport “Green Carpet”
-Delicious Portland Fashion Week Tribute in the form of a commemorative Voodoo Donut
-Native American Traditional Bell Dancers and Sage Burning Ceremony to open Thursday night show Wednesday
Sept. 28, 2016 Industry Party.
Sponsors, press, cast and crew, and their guests only.
Thursday Sept 29, 2016 Sustainable Fashions Night
Hosted by PFW Ambassador Mr Ryan May and an introduction to Portland Fashion Week by a very special guest, TBA. Smudge Burning Ceremony, a Native American Blessing Ceremony performed by Navaho Elder David Gomez, followed by world renown traditional Bell Dancer Anika Top Sky. Sustainable Fashions are exclusively showcased. The night’s entire fashion element will take place to a flute and drum musical accompaniment.
Friday Sept 30, 2016 Ready to Wear and Urban Influence
Hosted by Portland Fashion Week Executive Director Jessica Brandon and Comedian Greg Day of Portland Memes https://www.facebook.com/PdxMemes Featuring apparel ‘’from the street.’’ Be that State Street in Lake Oswego, NW 23rd , or NE Alberta, what people will be wearing next spring will be spotlighted this night.
Saturday Oct. 1, 2016 Bridal and Couture Fashions
Hosted by Portland Fashion Week Productions Founder Tod Hunter Foulk and Actress Johanna Hart. The very best in bridal, eveningwear and couture clothing will be reserved for this night.
Sunday Oct. 2, 2016 Accessories
Hosted by Portland Fashion Week Executive Director Jessica Brandon Usually relegated to second tiered status, the artistic accessory designers of the region are finally able to showcase collections in a ‘’Stand Alone” Fashion Show. Models are dressed in either a typical “Little Black Dress Ensemble” or fresh faced in a Jeans and T’s configuration. Whichever is best suited for a particular collection