For six days and nights in a shipyard warehouse on the Willamette River north of downtown Portland, Portland Fashion Week showcased the products of a boom in Portland fashion design that is at an all-time high after eight years of growth.
The past typically provides a template to imagine the future, but in an ever-progressive fashion industry, history doesn’t always repeat itself. Let’s first look at the major World Wars, where fashion played a similar role in both periods.
Donna Baxter may be living out every woman's childhood dream. That is, except her own. She never thought she would marry the man of her dreams, find herself living in a pretty, little pink Victorian dollhouse, or make a living creating fancy dresses for real-life dolls.
It all started about a decade ago. Reflecting, it seems not that long ago, but in reality it’s been awhile. The creation and marketing of the elusive "It" bag. Or bags, plural, as we now know them. While at one moment in time it was refined to simply...
Gone are the days when store promotions and newsletters were the only way to learn about the latest trends. Today, the average shopaholic can find a wealth of information about new products, brands and collections by joining a social shopping network.
I’m from the south. It’s hot, it’s sticky, and you need to wear a coat for maybe two weeks in January, and even then, you can probably get away with a hoodie and a few layers. Of course if you have OCD when it comes to fashion like I do, you understand the reasons I have a ton of coats.
Christy, Cindy, Claudia, Linda, Kate and Naomi. In the early 90s, these names were synonymous with glamour, opulence, and just about every catwalk, fashion magazine, advertising campaign and product placement on the market.