Portland Fashion Week: Day 1 and 2

Photo: www.itzmeagain.com

This week we are bringing Portland Fashion week to you in style.

Tune in all this week for a daily blog courtesy of Greenloop with photos by Nina Sage. Roving reporter, Aysia Wright, sends us some highlights and discussing the hot looks.

Sunday, October 21, 2007
PFW - Runway Review: Day 1

The first night of Portland Fashion Week started off with a bang! With high hopes, the fashion elite filed into an industrial warehouse turned posh club to pack the house for the opening night shows. After a few hours of mixing and checking out the booths, the crowd made their stiletto-clad way to the runway. The shows started off with the incredible designs of Nature vs. Future, who honestly, stole the show right from the beginning. The collection showed the diversity and ease of wear that has made this brand such a favorite of the uber-hip green crowd. Certain standouts included a duo of red dresses that will have everyone at 'hello', and a stunning skirt suit that takes 'power dressing' to a whole new level. Designers that followed were Amai Unmei, Olivia Luca, Saffrona, MEWV and Sofada. Finish reading this blog at the Green Loop Weblog..

Monday, October 22, 2007
PFW - Runway Review: Day 2

The Sameunderneath crowd came out on Saturday night showing support for the brand by wearing their favorite bamboo hoodies and colorful graphic prints. The tone was a little more hip and urban than the previous night, with slightly mellower numbers. Before the show Ryan Christenson, head honcho at Sameunderneath, was seen chilling out and socializing with friends and strangers alike, betraying no notion of the chaos that was going on backstage. The shows got under way about 45 minutes late (pretty good actually), and the night opened with Seattle's Lizzie Parker. Continuing with the bamboo jersey trend, she showcased a very north-west sensibility, but in fun punchy colors. Layers over layers of leggings, tanks, and hoodies in coral, butter yellow, and white were punctuated with darling cropped jackets in a big butterfly print. The showstopper at the end was a coral tee layered under a white tube dress decked out in frothy feathers. Up next was Duchess, a custom suit company for the gentlemen in our lives. A parade of handsome male models dressed in perfectly constructed suits ranging in inspiration from 40's gangsters to 70's James Bond films left us all wishing for something a little more dapper in our day to day lives. Finish reading this blog at the Green Loop Weblog.

Designers in photo, L to R: Nature vs. Future, Duchess, Sameunderneath.