Design by Emily Katz. Photo by Randall Garcia and Mikola Accuardi.

Officially laying stake on the “First Fashion Event of March” claim, the crew at the UNION/PINE space presents the Art of Garment fashion installation this Friday. And it's stocked to the brim with our ever growing talent pool.

A showcase featuring the work of a choice selection of Portland-based clothing designers, Art of Garment features Aniela Parys, who specializes in lingerie and vintage; Michelle Franklin, currently starring in this season of Project Runway and the force behind AU Clothing;  Emily Katz, artist of countless mediums; Heather Treadway, renowned clothing crafter and musician; fashion ringleader and wrangler, Cassie Ridgeway of Mag-BigRio Wrenn, creator of the beautifully hand-dyed fabrics at R.A.W. Textiles; Jennifer Brown, intimate apparel designer at Under the Root; and Sonia Kasparian, reconstructed couturier at Urchin Re.Design.

See the inner workings of the design process from beginning to end with a lovely assortment of sketches and renderings, pattern pieces, and finished works featured in the evening's showcase along with drinks, food, and pretty people.

What: Art of Garment First Friday Showcase
Where: Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine Street 7­–11pm
How much: Free!
Who: Aniela Parys | Michelle Franklin, AU Clothing
Emily Katz | Heather Treadway | Cassie Ridgway, Mag-Big | Rio Wrenn, R.A.W. Textiles | Jennifer Brown, Under the Root | Sonia Kasparian, Urchin Re:Design

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