About Us

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”!

With a top-notch guest list and global media coverage, Portland Fashion Week® reaches nearly 2 million consumers a year, and continues to grow every season.

THE MISSION OF PORTLAND FASHION WEEK® IS TO ENHANCE THE REGION’S APPAREL DESIGN AND RETAIL ECONOMY BY SUPPORTING EMERGING AND OR SUSTAINABLE DESIGNERS WHILE MARKETING PORTLAND AS THE PREFERRED PLATFORM FROM WHICH TO LAUNCH A SUSTAINABLE APPAREL OR ACCESSORY COLLECTION.