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Audition submissions for the Emerging Designer competition were presented to the panel of fashion professionals prior to the interview.

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Portland Fashion Week executive producer Christopher Cone meets with each panel member before the audition.

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Emerging Designer panelists Marjorie Skinner, Marie Saturn, and Jo Carter examine the faux porcupine creations of Corvallis designer Anna Pryka.

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Seattle-based bridal designer Angelia Sasmita submits her asymmetrical gowns adorned with hand-done bead work.

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Sue Bonde, the director of apparel design at the Art Institute of Portland, takes note of the gown’s bodice while Sasmita holds the overlay.

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Mira Fannin, a designer from Eugene, modeled her own organic cotton and hemp-knot creations.

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Sue Bonde guides the flow of garments down the panel table.

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Benson grad Reyburn Brown awaits his turn. His "Kenya" dress was inspired by ancient Egyptian motifs.

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While dressing his "Celia" gown on the silhouette, Brown entertains the judges with a few witty observations.

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