Tonight kicks off the reincarnation of Portland Fashion Week into the newly remodeled FashionXT. As has happened every year for the last billion (real time 8) years, I will be front row for the shows applauding, raising eyebrows, Tweeting and, in general, pretending to be Anna Wintour (with longer hair and far more smiley). If you’re not familiar with all the names or who to be excited about, Shop Talk offers up picks for who we look forward to seeing.

If you can’t make it out to the shows, make sure to check back every day for our reviews and slideshows, in addition to live Tweets from the runway.


FashionXT Show and Market Location

Vigor Industrial Shipyard, Swan Island
5555 N. Channel Ave. 
Portland OR 97217 

Exhibits @ Lifestyle Plaza

Runway Shows

Post Show Market

After-party*

·Exhibits: 6pm
·Pre-show Reception: 6pm

Runway-seating 8pm

Market Hour 9:15pm

Saucebox 10pm

 

Wed Oct 10

Runway Designers:

Intel Personal Cloud Concept Collection: A Collaboration of Seth Aaron & Viktor Luna

Reborn by Soham Dave New York. Eco Fashion Collection.

Atelier Exclusively Yours Portland.

***Viktor Luna (Project Runway Star, Season 9). Spring 13 Collection.

Top Pick: After an impressive showing at last year's NYFW with his Project Runway finale collection of pretty Rorschac prints, we can't wait to see what Luna came up with for his Spring collection

 

Thursday Oct 11

Runway Designers:

***Amanda Grisham (Portland Fashion Week 2011 Catapult winner) . Spring 13 Collection.

Top Pick: After winning last year's Catapult collection (and appearing in our January issue) we're excited to see what this Pendleton loving youngster has been up to in the last year.

Lizz Basinger (Portland Fashion Week 2011 Catapult Star). Spring 13 Collection.

Moontess (Portland Fashion Week 2011 Catapult Star) Spring 13 Collection.

Raylene Designs California.

Nelii Millard (Portland Fashion Week 2009 Catapult Star). Spring 13 Collection.

Becky Ross (Catapult Star and Project Runway Season 9) Spring 13 Collection.

 

Friday Oct 12


Runway Designers:

Lenzanita South Dakota. Men's and Women's Collection.

Collier Styles / Collier by Brent Collier Portland. Men's collection.

***Joshua Christensen (Project Runway Star, Season 9) Men's collection.

Top Picks: Known in part for being last season's bully to Becky Ross, this alum just revealed his spot on the new season of Project Runway All Stars 2. We're itching to see if he shows something that lives up to that casting.

Joshua Mckinley (Project Runway Star, Season 9) Men's collection.

Seth Aaron (Winner Of Project Runway, Season 7) Men's and Women's Collection.

 

Saturday Oct 13

Runway Designers:

Stephanie D. Couture Portland. Spring 13 Couture Collection.

Silvania Lima Peru & Portland. Spring 13 Couture Collection.

Gordana Gehlhausen (Project Runway Allstar) Spring 13 Couture Collection.

Michael Costello (Project Runway Allstar) Spring 13 Couture Collection.

Top Picks: All of them. Stephanie D. Couture has a history of showing flowing evening dresses that impress while Silvania is a new Portland designer on the scene. Both Gehlhausen and Costello are return vistors to Portland and sent beautiful looks down the runway last time.