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Director of Apparel Design at the Art Institute of Portland, Sue Bonde greets the Thursday evening crowd.

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Seattle designer Suzabelle opened the show with striped, empire waist looks.

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Emily Kathryn Carol is a senior from the Art Institute of Portland selected to show three of her looks.

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Fabric ropes drape the torso of Janeane Marie’s racer back tank.

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Janeane Marie plays with herringbone in this wool suit, matched with a flouncy top.

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Bridal designer Angelia Sasmita brought evening looks to Thursday’s show, including this mint layered piece.

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Sasmita’s final look encompassed everything she loves as a designer: lace, bead work, tulle, and cunning embellishments.

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Mira Fannin’s Sweet Skins line brought urban wear to the runway. Her high-waist organic cotton shorts were paired with a whimsical silk tank.

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Fannin’s triangle-cut organic cotton jump suit had unfinished seams, giving it a more relaxed look.

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Paloma Soledad’s eye-catching corsets were paired with jewelry by Keith McQueen.

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Antique keys adorn Soledad’s most dramatic look of the night.

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Hand-dyed lambskin, paired with 1930s buckles transforms this small corset into a bold statement.

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Soledad’s last look, the only full corset of the evening, was a real crowd pleaser.

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Portland Fashion Week spectators voted, naming Paloma Soledad—and her amazing array of corsets—their favorite emerging designer.

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