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Wendy Ohlendorf

Fashion Architect written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden From an outsider’s perspective, fashion designer Wendy Ohlendorf’s professional life may look a bit like a game of pinball. This isn’t to say that it has been hectic, but that the designer shows determination and resilience, and knows when to restart and when to […]

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Tito Chowdhury – Follow Up

Tito Chowdhury, founder and executive producer of FashioNXT interviewed by Jewel Mignon. Do you think your show is more about the attendees/general audience or do think it’s more a buyers show? As you know, fashion shows really have been less and less and less, (actually anywhere with major fashion shows) about the buyers than creating […]

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The Epicenter of Alternative Fashion

As a city that celebrates independent fashion to commercial labels, there’s no question Portland remains leaps and bounds away from the glitzy, globetrotting runways of New York City and Paris. But is there really a comparison?  Portland’s fashion industry is slowly cultivating into its own brand of coolness that plays into the Northwest culture. It’s […]

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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 […]

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Joshua Christensen

Joshua Christensen FashioNXT 2013 Joshua Christensen returns to this year’s FashioNXT runway for the second time. A contestant on Project Runway Season 9, we’ve seen him create ready-to-wear collections for both men and women. He currently resides in Los Angeles, and recently wrapped up two British television series, The Moaning of Life and An Idiot Abroad, which will […]

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Stephanie D.

Stephanie D. Couture FashioNXT 2013 Stephanie D. Couture is Portland’s very own haute-couture designer, specializing in bridal gowns and eveningwear. She recently opened an atelier right off 12th and Lovejoy in the Pearl District, where she’s hard at work with her crew. For several years, she ran her own hair salon, quickly picking up on […]

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Christina Castillo Wright

Christina Castillo FashioNXT 2013 CEO and creative director of her own company, Christina Castillo Wright went about designing her first line of accessories and handbags in 2009 after noticing a gap in the fashion market. She began designing a range of functional and tech-friendly bags for businesswomen and savvy moms on the go. She showcased her line […]

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Becky Ross

Becky Ross Designs FashioNXT 2013 Becky Ross is a Portland fashion designer and former contestant on Project Runway Season 8. She’s currently working on designing a line of handbags and accessories for this year’s FashioNXT runway, as well as a ready-to-wear collection. You are Portland’s darling Project Runway designer. You create the most connection to the everyday woman. Is […]

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