I got to photograph a lively Portland fashion scene last week, when the Fade To Light runway show hit the Crystal Ballroom. They billed as “a multidimensional fashion event,” and it didn’t disappoint: the hair and makeup was bold and polished-looking, the designers showed creative video intros and were paired with effortless DJing by DJ Gregarious, and the runway show was followed by live music by Brainstorm.
But, of course, the highlight was the awesome garments on display, from fabulous Portland-area designers and boutiques. For the full array of what was shown, check out my gallery from the show. Or, read on and get a peek at just a few of the looks that graced the runway!
Solestruck had a cute display letting the crowd know about their ongoing mission: To Rid The World of Ugly Shoes.
Studio SKB brought some smart-looking womenswear to kick things off.
StudioSKB also presented a dramatic collection by Bryce Black.
Ms. Wood set a dramatic mood for their collection with a teaser video, and got what was easily the biggest crowd reaction of the evening, with their amazing sequined dress!
Clair Vintage Inspired lightened up the tone with a lively vintage video clip, and showed bold prints and wearable dresses for Spring.
Let’s not forget the boys–menswear just got interesting with a cool collection from Chicago Harper.