Downtown Portland, Oregon USA on a spring evening looking east towards the 11,250 foot high Mt Hood, 50 miles in the distance. Taken atop the city's tallest locale, the 1,000 foot high Council Crest in the West Hills of Portland.
About Portland Fashion Week®- FALL 2019
Wednesday October 2, 2019 Press Night
Thursday October 3, 2019 Sustainable Apparel
Friday October 4, 2019 Pret a Porter
Saturday October 5, 2019 Couture and Bridal
Sunday October, 6 2019 Accessories and Styling
All Days Doors 5:00 pm Shows 8:00 pm Onsite After Partys to follow
Portland Fashion Week, active since 2002...... has emerged to become the 3rd oldest Fashion Week in the U.S. Portland Fashion Week® has also featured as many Project Runway Winners as NY and LA combined, is One of the ‘’Most Sustainably Produced Fashion Weeks in the World”-Book Moda Aug. 2007, is TIME Magazine’s “Best Indie Fashion Week in the U.S.” -Oct. 15, 2012, is on Reedy Press’ “Top 100 Things to do before you die Portland Bucket List’’ -2015, and is now “the World’s ONLY Carbon Negative Fashion Week’’-Huffington Post Sept. 30, 2016
Portland Fashion Week has also been lauded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as a key component influencing their 2015 report reflecting the changing face of Fashion Weeks.
Our equitable and ethical treatment of participating designers ie: not creating a predatory business model based on exorbitant designer participation fees, advancing the runway to sales timeline, and our eco-chic ethos and continual support of the local fashion community were all mentioned as templates and practices by which all fashion week productions should all adhere to.
The report is available upon request to prospective designers and press. Tod@PortlandFashionWeek.net to learn more.
Portland, Oregon is the 24th most livable city in the world and most livable within the United States, with Forbes Magazine ranking Portland as their number one pick for "The Best Places for Business and Careers 2017". Unemployment is below 4%, and Portland now has the ninth-highest concentration of highly educated millennials in a US city based on Experian's most recently collated data.
Portland, OR also consistently holds the top spots in most aspects of US Livability for schools, neighborhoods, safety, happiness and income over the last few decades, while Portland Fashion Week itself holds a spot on the ''Top 100 Things to Do in Portland Before You Die Bucket List''. With fashion power houses such as NIKE, Columbia Sportswear, Jantzen, and Pendleton all hailing from the region and our nearly 1,000 boutiques and an upscale buying public, all prove that Portland is truly a serious player on the world fashion stage.
Come and see what we in Portland, OR already know and enjoy, the awesomeness of OUR city and the world's most Eco-Chic Fashion Week! Come and see!
-Portland Fashion Week® Executive Producer Tod Hunter Foulk
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