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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Call to Designers: Strut

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Passing this on from the Strut team:

Since STRUT was founded four years ago we have continued to grow this event as a showcase for Portland designers and a benefit for equality in Oregon. Each year we continue to grow attendance and increase our fundraising for Basic Rights Oregon. With the annual success of the show and the rave reviews in the media (The Mercury, Willamette Week, Ultra, Just Out, PDX Magazine and The Oregonian), we continue to work on making this one of the premiere fashion events of the year! Sponsors this year include: Willamette Week, Q6 Model & Artist MGMT., Royce's Prop Shop, Rudy's, KNRK 94.7, and Vibrant Tables to name a few. This will also be our first year as an all ages event!

We would like to invite you to submit your designs for a spring fashion show to be held on Saturday May 16th at Luxe Auto House. This is a unique opportunity to raise money for a great cause while showcasing your designs to the public at no cost to your company. A little volunteer time and help in distributing marketing materials are all that is required. We are looking to really showcase the diversity of designers in Portland and hope you will consider supporting Basic Rights Oregon while bringing something fun and different to the runway.

To submit your designs for consideration, simply send two image samples of your work to StrutPDX@gmail.com along with your company name, contact name, contact phone number, a brief description of your work (50 words or less) and where your line is available for purchase by March 1st.

After a quick review, our committee of industry professionals will contact those chosen for the show in mid March. Unfortunately, not everyone can be in the show due to the vast amount of talented local designers. If your company is not chosen and you would still like to be involved, there will be plenty of opportunities for volunteering, advertising and sponsorship!

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