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Shea Wilcox

A Resonance of Roots written by Jen Namba photographed by Tim Sugden It is a perfect summer day in Juneau, Alaska. Sweeping, snow-capped mountains tower above a crystal sea, beckoning tourists from their cruise ship balconies. Just off the pier, the sweet smell of fresh crab, the hum of friendly conversations, and the easy atmosphere […]

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Sarah Donofrio

One Imaginary Girl written by Courtney Tait | photographed by Joshua Lee Burnett For fashion designer Sarah Donofrio, inspiration comes in bursts. Her newest collection, shown on opening night of Portland’s FashioNXT and featuring a playful mix of pattern, color, and separates, came to her in a vision. “I sat down in one day and […]

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Andrea Moore

A Designer Emerges, with MOORE written by Courtney Tait | photography by Tim Sugden As a young girl growing up in the woods of a tiny town in New Hampshire, fashion designer Andrea Moore used scraps of fabric she found around her house to sew dresses. “My mom recalls I made a dress out of […]

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Tiffany Bean – Fashion Designer

Creating With the Customer In Mind Tiffany Bean, designer of a line of clothing by the same name and owner of the 2013 award winning Best Boutique NW Mabel and Zora, invited me to her upscale shop to chat about trends, style and Portland fashion. Bean, married, with a four year old and another due […]

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Erica Lurie: Fashion Designer

What Is Life Without Some Garnish? In a city buzzing with boutiques, Garnish has certainly proven itself as one that is here to last. On a warm spring day, I arrive to meet Erica Lurie, owner and designer at Garnish Apparel an hour before her shop opens, and can officially cross it off my bucket […]

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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 […]

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Carey Mullet: Nau Clothing Designer

Social change and sustainability through philanthropy Founded in 2006, Nau Clothing is a Portland-based clothing company that utilizes design by embracing social change and sustainability through philanthropy. They have a small team of amazing talents working at Nau, (pronounced now). Nau’s main womenswear designer Carey Mullet has been on the back-end of the industry for […]

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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 […]

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