a1b designer searchThank you for considering Portland Fashion Week from which to showcase your collection and/or retail establishment. The runway show selection process has changed, please see the guidelines below.


Applications Accepted: noon Saturday April 4th 

Deadline is June 22, 2015.

Portland Fashion Week welcomes designers and retailers seeking to be featured in our official runway shows. Curated by a select committee of industry experts, designers/retailers will be selected predicated on certain industry based criteria. The decision of our judges stands, and it is our great honor to be affiliated with them.

Accepting designer submissions for FALL 2015 runway shows Oct. 1-4, 2015 on April 4, 2015.

10 LOOKS Per Designer

FEE: $250.00 with a $125.00 NON REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE ASSESSED AT TIME OF SUBMISSION. Credit card payments are available via PayPal upon request plus 2.7% transaction fee. Checks can be made payable to Portland Fashion Weeks LLC. No additional fees or charges are assessed. We do not base a business model on excessively high fees assessed to designers. Please include payment at time of your submission. Make payable to: Portland Fashion Weeks LLC.

ALL Designers will undergo a rigorous selection process by our stellar judging panel taking into account skill level, success, history, and social media presence among several criteria.

Portland Fashion Week is the most respected and visible fashion event in the Pacific Northwest. With an average attendance of over 1,000 per show and coverage from the largest media outlets in Oregon and Washington, there is no grander stage from which to showcase your apparel or accessory collection.

Keeping Portland Pretty since 2003, PFW  has become the third longest running Fashion Week in the U.S., right behind NY and LA, we became the first major Fashion Week to showcase Sustainable Apparel and the first to showcase Plus Sized Models. Using our collective power we are able to provide you an excellent show for a few hundred dollars in a quarter-million dollar event, called by TIME Magazine “The Best Indie Fashion Week in the U.S.”



Offering a turn key production, we provide our designers with, but not limited to, the following:

Professional Hair and Makeup

Professional Team of experienced Dressers

A Designer Bio Feature in our PFW Commemorative Magazine

Introduction to the most influential buyers in the Pacific Northwest (We average 40 buyers per fashion week, ranging from local boutiques to big box stores.)

100% Press attendance rate. Our front row features the best fashion writers from around the Pacific Northwest. From the Oregonian to OPB to Book Moda to Project Runway, we have hosted them all.

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Every accepted applicant will be guaranteed the following ~ Valued at $1,500

TICKETS TO FASHION WEEK for the night of their event! Designers chosen to be featured in the runway shows will receive 1 complimentary ticket. Designers NOT chosen are eligible for two 1/2 off General Admission tickets for the night of their choosing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ONLINE EXPOSURE TO WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE Dedicated photo gallery, link, and company information on the PFW website.
MAGAZINE INTERVIEW Full page feature & interview in the official PFW Commemorative Magazine {Program}.
Additional Package Options

_____ Photo / Video Package $400 Receive high resolution video and photos without watermarks to use for your marketing materials. Materials delivered via CD sent USPS within 30 days of the show. Contact Tod Foulk at so he may put you in touch with our preferred photographer/videographer.


Production Services Provided by PFW

Producer: Designers will receive the services of an experienced Production Manager provided by PFW. The Producer will work with you to develop all aspects of your show and coordinate the people and resources necessary to bring your vision to the runway.

Venue: Designers will receive the use of PFW’s venue space for the use of their show. This is venue will become a very high profile venue for future events, much like The Pure Space was when we launched it at PFW 2008.

Staging& Technical Direction: The highest quality professional fashion show staging in the Pacific Northwest is provided to you. An experienced Technical Director is provided to ensure a seamless integration of your work on the runway with the staging, sound, lighting, and projection.

Support Staff: From technical crews, to lineup coordinators, stylists, venue manager, security and maintenance staff, volunteer ushers and dressers, all the bases are covered but the best and most experienced which Portland has to offer.

Hair & Makeup A team of experienced professionals in the hair & makeup fields will be provided to each designer. Each designer will get a consultation with a Lead MUAH Stylist to set the look required to deliver their vision while not contradicting with the abutting shows (if any).

Shoes and Accessories: Models will be instructed to provide two pairs of shoes: basic black and basic brown heels. If designer wants to create a different look with other shoes and accessories s/he is responsible for arranging them with their own provider upon consultation with the Producer.

Backstage Facilities: A well-equipped backstage area will be provided, with clothing racks, electrical power, portable steamer, well-lit MUAH stations, and PFW staff members on hand. Catered daily, we provide licensed uniformed security for our protection and a bully/drama free work place for our enjoyment.

Models: PFW will provide runway models recruited from local agencies such as Option Model Management, Ryan Artists, Sports Unlimited, Q6 and Mode. PFW is concerned about the quality and technique of the models on its runways. If a designer wishes to use his/her own models, s/he should consult with the PFW Producer to insure that standards are upheld.

Tickets: Designers chosen to be featured on the runway show will receive 2 free tickets with complimentary food and beverages (2nd row, possible front row upgrade possible – regular price of $150.00 each-unable to qualify until 15 minutes before showtime). Designers not chosen to be in the showcase may purchase tickets at 50% off. PFW will provide guest management and seating.

Photo & Video Packages: (for $400 additional fee) This package is created so that designers can take advantage of the professional photography materials from the show for their marketing use at a minimal fee.

Designer will receive (within approx 21 days of PFW):

  • 2 edited shots for each look by each of PFW’s official Photographer(s). No less than 10
  • An edited high resolution video of the runway show by PFW’s official Videographer in its entirety as well as a customized runway video of your show, with your music and your input. Editing it at the sole discretion of our preferred videographer.




Please cut n paste the info below and send in the body of an email, as well as email us for a designer kit in PDF form.

Please send images representing your work in either JPEG or PDF.


Designer Information


Exhibiting Designer Collection Company Name________________________


Website __________________________________________________

Facebook _________________________________________________

Twitter ___________________________________________________

Instagram _________________________________________________

Address 1 _________________________________________________


State ___________________________Zip_______________________

Province_________________________ Country___________________

Phone ____________________________Fax_____________________


Key Personnel:

Management Contact Name________________________________________

Management Contact Title (CEO/ President/V.P. etc)_______________________

Management Contact Phone Number __________________________________

Management Contact E-Mail ________________________________________


One Paragraph Designer Bio







Photos of collection Please provide link to source of images (Flikr, Facebook, Picasa, Youtube, etc).




Send check payable to PORTLAND FASHION WEEKS LLC in the amount of $250.00 with the understanding that ½ OR THE SUM OF $125.00 WILL BE RETURNED TO DESIGNERS NOT ACCEPTED. A $125.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE IS ASSESSED AT TIME OF SUBMISSION AND IS NON REFUNDABLE. Credit card payments are available via PayPal upon request plus 2.7% transaction fee.

Payment and contract represents a commitment to participate in Portland Fashion Week 2015.