It has been my zietgeist lately to support all the creative people in my life. This has been leading me to many different places ranging from Folk music at "Dr. Who" theme dive bars to the white tents of PortlandNXT Fashion Show on Thursday evening.
It was a fabulous time, with micro local celeb sightings (Project Runway Stars), confusion and Pinot Grigio NOT Chardonnay and wonderful INSPIRING runway shows.
It is not surprising that the show I liked the most was that of Myriam Marcela, who happens to be a striking acquaintance I met at an art opening, and who I was there to support. Her vision is all about vintage made current or as she describes, "Vintage Revival". Everything that walked the runway seemed new but had well edited vintage spirit as well as a strong since of print with a bit of Spanish flair (her homeland).
The other stand out designers that made the evening amazing were:
ATIZ who wowed with a cleaver mixture of fabric textures and prints. Ranging from light and airy to luxuriously thick.
"The inspiration and scope behind the Àtiz collection is rich and wide, but each piece contains the blending of Eastern sophistication with Western originality. Though her Indian heritage informs all of her looks, Padmaraj nonetheless translates this historical and cultural legacy into a refined, timeless international look."
Sonia Kasparin "Bespoke Couture" stunned the audience with this simmer full length simmer gold number!!!
Wendy Ohlendorf gave the audience fantasy and whimsey with headdress in and dramatic defined shapes.