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Friday, September 30, 2011

Content Designer Highlight: Dawn Sharp & Taurean Press

Posted by Jessie Drake on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Room 222 at tomorrow's CONTENT will be a joint room featuring designers Dawn Sharp and Taurean Press. Sharp answered our questions to give everyone an idea what to expect. Here's a hint: It's apocalyptic.


What inspiration are you drawing from for your room in Content?
Our room is somewhat inspired by the coming-of-2012 theories and by astronomy and sacred imagery.

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What are the three most important things to you as a designer?
I guess the three most important things to me as a designer are fantasy, good construction, and not adhering to trends.

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What materials are you working with right now? Why?
I am always cycling through using different silks, rayons, and velvets. With Taurean Press we are mostly printing on organic cottons and pure silks.

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What is unique about Portland's fashion community? Why do you choose to live/work/show here?
The creative environment in Portland in general, including the fashion community, is certainly thriving and supportive of its contributors. That in itself alongside Portland's open mindedness make it a very unique and nurturing environment for artists to grow. I think I am attracted to Portland for its mix of metropolitan living within the conscious and somewhat preserved Northwest.

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What kind of person do you imagine wearing your clothes or accessories?
Creative minded and more classically feminine-dressing women seem to be attracted to my line. I think what we are doing with Taurean Press is going to attract the more avant garde dresser within this category.

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