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John Blasioli – Young Guns

John Blasioli invites me into his sweltering, spacious studio clearly in need of an air conditioner in Portland’s southeast neighborhood. A former designer at The Portland Collection, Blasioli said two

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Lydia Wagner – Newby Designer

A resident Vancouver, Wash., fashion designer Lydia Wagner hopes to one day see her hometown thrive and become a hub of serious fashion industry goers. “Vancouver is more community based. A lot

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Kate Beeman

Kate Beeman – Origin

Her earliest memories of fashion date back to late night hang outs in Wal-Mart parking lots with Matchbox 20, perusing the aisles for cheap poly chiffon fabrics at 3 a.m.,

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John Blasioli – Young Guns

John Blasioli – Young Guns

John Blasioli invites me into his sweltering, spacious studio clearly in need of an air conditioner in Portland’s southeast neighborhood. A former designer at The Portland Collection, Blasioli said two of his former fellow designers, Nathaniel Crissman and Rachel Turk, share a studio down the hallway, and he tells me they’re doing good things. He […]

Lydia Wagner – Newby Designer

Lydia Wagner – Newby Designer

A resident Vancouver, Wash., fashion designer Lydia Wagner hopes to one day see her hometown thrive and become a hub of serious fashion industry goers. “Vancouver is more community based. A lot of families attend fashion shows, whereas in Portland, you have a much younger audience who actually work in fashion,” says Wagner, who believes Portland is […]

Kate Beeman – Origin

Kate Beeman – Origin

Her earliest memories of fashion date back to late night hang outs in Wal-Mart parking lots with Matchbox 20, perusing the aisles for cheap poly chiffon fabrics at 3 a.m., along with her childhood friend turned Rolling Stone rock star. “That was just last summer,” says Kate Beeman, who often traveled on tour with her […]

Alexa Stark – Wear Less, Be More

Alexa Stark – Wear Less, Be More

Alexa Stark challenges the idea of over consumption by creating a ‘less is more’ approach to her fashion designs. “I have a fascination with nothingness,” says Alexa, whose models are often clothed from the waist up, standing barefoot in an empty space, forcing the viewer to be directed to the clothes. A graduate of Parsons […]

Myriam Marcela: Fashion Designer

Myriam Marcela: Fashion Designer

From Guadalajara to Portland, Marcela Dyer of MyriamMarcela fashion has brought us designs as brilliant and refreshing as her personality. From a very young age Dyer has known that being a fashion designer was more than just a childhood fantasy. Through planning and hard work Dyer has taken her lifelong passion and turned it into a […]

Cyndi Koon: Apparel Designer

Cyndi Koon: Apparel Designer

Hailing from Pennsylvania to Portland, apparel designer Cyndi Koon has graced our lovely city with her emerging clothing designs from her own line- Olive Clothier. Cyndi Koon’s introduction into the world of fashion began when she studied costume design for theater at Penn State University. From there, she moved to New York to pursue costume […]

Seth Aaron: Fashion Designer

Seth Aaron: Fashion Designer

Portland Fashion News: Seth Aaron Wins Again By Tamara Alazri A self-taught designer, Seth Aaron Henderson emergence onto the fashion scene starts with winning Project Runway in 2007. A sewing machine purchased by his wife marks the beginning of his fashion career. And although he has received much recognition for his fashion designs, he has […]

Yane Mode

Yane Mode

Yane Mode Clothing FashioNXT 2013 For the first time ever, luxury brand Yane Mode will be showcasing their Work Party line on this year’s FashioNXT runway. Yane Mode works at being an innovator in today’s fashion industry, celebrating sustainability and animal rights. They’ve shown in a string of international cities such as Hong Kong and […]