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Portland Fashion Week to deliver powerful lineup

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Sep '09
Portland Fashion Week's Program Delivers a Powerful and Valuable Lineup

Exciting new partnerships and shows will include:
- An installation fashion & trunk show with PFW Designers as part of 5-Star Hotel The Nines' 9/9/09 Special Event
- TriMet's "Green Means Go" grand opening of the Max Green Line show in Pionner Square on September 12th
- Emerging Designer competition and Showcase culminating on October 8 with an amazing sponsor prize package to help launch the next big star!
- Manifest Oregon's Bicycle Festival featuring a PFW bike fashion show sponsored by Momentum Magazine on October 10

The Schedule Structure of Portland Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 Collections
- Wednesday October 7
Moving Fashion - Featuring Icebreaker, Defyance Clothing, Sweden's Gersemi, exciting footwear labels like Keen, and others, showcasing Portland's world-class active and urban-chic portfolio.

- Thursday October 8
The Emerging Designer Showcase - Featuring the Art Institute of Portland designers, and runway shows of emerging designers juried by a distinguished panel of industry professionals from our August 23rd Audition. The panel, a;long with that night's audience will vote on best of show, and an impressive prize package to help the winner on their professional path will be awarded to a grand prize winner announced at that evening's after-party!

- Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10 EVENING SHOWS
DESIGNER COLLECTIONS
Couture and Ready-to-Wear independent and eco-fashion designers and company labels from Portland, Seattle, across the country, Vancouver BC, Paris, and even Pakistan will launch their upcoming season collections.
Designers include:
FRIDAY OCT 9 DESIGNERS (in alphabetical order):
Amai Unmei (Portland)
Idom (Portland)
Jesica Milton (Seattle)
La Vie by Michelle DeCourcy (Portland)
WyattOrr (Seattle)

- SATURDAY OCT 10 DESIGNERS (in alphabetical order):
Jantzen Swimwear (Portland)
Jason Matlo (Vancouver, BC)
Lizzie Parker (Seattle)
Mehdi (Pakistan)

- Saturday October 10 4:00pm MATINEE SHOW
"Ready to Roll" presented by Momentum Magazine and benefitting Manifest Oregon!!
From 4-6pm this exciting program will feature a whole new breed of biking fashion! No longer is the intrepid bicycle commuter or traveler restricted to changing out of padded stretch cycling shorts and a skintight numbered jersey in order to transition from bike to work, or bike to party, dine, or socialize! DON'T miss this exciting collaboration. It's a demonstration of bicycling coming into its own as mainstream transportation, and Portland (quite naturally) leads the way!!

- Sunday October 11
Sustainable Sunday - Get ready for a power-packed program featuring the exciting re-emergence of internationally renowned Portland eco-designer Anna Cohen and her new Imperial Collection, including a charismatic presentation on the Imperial Ranch project. The evening's program will also include SS/10 runway collections by pioneering eco-fashion designers.

Portland Fashion Week


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